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‘Bridge of Spies’

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What is this story about?

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Tom Hanks
Genre: Biography, Drama
Duration: 142 min

My rating? 4,5/5

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‘The Revenant’

What is this movie about?

A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

Director: Alejandro González Iñárittu
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Duration: 156min

My rating: 4,5/5

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‘The Danish Girl’

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What is this movie about?

A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Director: Tom Hooper

Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander

Genre: Biography, Drama

Duration: 119min

My rating? 4/5

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

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What is this movie about?

A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in post apocalyptic Australia in search for her homeland with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.

Director: George Miller
Cast: Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult
Genre: Action, Adventure
Duration: 120 min

My rating? 5/5

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‘The Martian’

With the Golden Globes past us, it’s only a short run to the Oscars from here. As a tradition, I plan to see as many Oscar nominated movies as possible before the actual show so I can have actual opinions on the winners.

Now, I know the Oscar nominations are only revealed January 14th, but some movies are already getting quite a lot of buzz and are almost certain nominees, so I decided to check out one of them already. The Martian. 

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What is this movie about?

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Science-Fiction
Duration: 144 min

My rating? 4/5

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