“Christine” Review

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Christine (2016)

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Christine” is a drama by Antonio Campos, based on the real life of Christine Chubbuck, a TV reporter in the 1970s in the US, whose troubled professional and personal life leads her to commit one of the most chilling and gruesome acts on live television. In this film, the lead character is played by Rebecca Hall (“Vicky Christina Barcelona” (2008), “The Prestige” (2006)), and her performance is rightly considered by some to be one of the best performances by a leading actress of 2016. Overall, the film presents the story of Christine powerfully and resolutely, although there is no escaping the feeling that the film is both too long and hypocritical.

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“A Dangerous Method” Review

A Dangerous Method (2011)

With ‘A Dangerous Method’, David Cronenberg (director) has the plan to immerse the audience into the world of a forbidden love affair and an intellectual discourse on the fascinating topic of human psychiatry. The film follows the complicated working relationship between two of the most prominent psychoanalysts of the 20th century, Professor Freud (Viggo Mortensen) and Dr Jung (Michael Fassbender), as well as shows Dr Jung’s sophisticated affair with his “hysterical” Russian patient Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley). Although nearly all the actors in the movie give praise-worthy performances, the film is also emotionally empty, predictable and, ironically, generally uninteresting. 

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PM: “Iron Lady” film made too soon

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“Meryl Streep’s new Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady, should have been made “another day”, David Cameron has said. The controversial film, which depicts the life of Margaret Thatcher, has been criticised for the way it shows the former British prime minister suffering from dementia. Mr Cameron, who said he has seen the film, said it had been made too soon, but said Meryl, who plays Mrs Thatcher, was “fantastic”.

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