Victoria and Abdul

Victoria and AbdulDirector: Stephen Frears
Run Time: 1h 51m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 3.0

Dame Judi Dench earns 2 full stars all on her own. Her costar Ali Fazal is another solid star. The rest of Victoria and Abdul is entirely forgettable.
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Eye in the Sky

Eye in the SkyDirector: Gavin Hood
Run Time: 1h 42m
MPAA: R
Stars: 4.0

You can either be responsible for taking the life of an innocent child, or
Let someone else kill 80 people.

You have minutes to decide. Choose.
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’71

71Director: Yann Demange
Run Time: 1h 39m
MPAA: R
Stars: 4.0

This is the gripping story of an abandoned British soldier behind enemy lines. Even though Jack O’Connell is once again a man trapped during war, he doesn’t disappoint. Yann Demange impresses with his theatrical directorial debut, ’71.

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, TheDirector: John Madden
Run Time: 2h 2m
MPAA: PG
Stars: 3.5

Surprisingly The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was just as–if not more–enjoyable than the first. For a sequel that’s certainly an achievement. Although, I would prefer to call it A Dame and Her Dev.

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, TheDirector: John Madden
Run Time: 2h 4m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 3.0

In preparation for the sequel now in theaters (review coming soon), I thought we’d take a look back at The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and see if it was worth revisiting in the first place. Continue reading