Churchill On-Screen | 5 of the Best and Worst

Voted the Greatest Briton of all time in 2002, the figure of Winston Churchill looms large over both British history and world cinema.

Over thirty actors have depicted the two-time PM on-screen and it takes a performance of real strength to capture his complex character.

Some have it, some don’t. Here are our picks of the best and worst of on-screen Churchills.

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri | Review

★★★★★

Expect the unexpected as Irish filmmaker Martin McDonagh takes his pitch black brand of dramedy to the west side of the Atlantic. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri is funny and affirming, traumatic, shocking and unfailingly absorbing. At its heart is a phenomenal turn by Francis McDormand.

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Everything you need to know about Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

A hot-shot for this year’s awards-season, Martin McDonagh goes stateside with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, but what’s it all about? Here are the facts…

Spoilers may follow.

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Molly’s Game | Review

★★★★

Launching in the vocabulary of Adam McKay’s The Big Short – before landing somewhere a touch more ordinary – Molly’s Game may not entirely be the visually coherent triumph that Sorkin surely has in him but remains an unfailingly absorbing directorial debut from The Social Network writer. His tremendous cast, led by Jessica Chastain, is a bonus.

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Darkest Hour | Review

★★★★★

There have been so many cinematic depictions of war-weary London, May 1940, that one might be forgiven for momentarily believing that they were actually there in the flesh rather than the stalls. Few of these, however, have come as close to conveying the contemporary emotional turmoil as Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour. At the beating heart is Gary Oldman and an all-time great performance.

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