Lone Survivor

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Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant … Continued

Boys Don’t Cry

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Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska. IMDb: 7,6/10 Year: 1999 Length: 118 min Director: Kimberly Peirce Writers: Kimberly Peirce, Andy Bienen Stars: Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard Lana: Shut up, that’s your business. … Continued

The Iron Lady

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An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene. IMDb: 6,4/10Year: 2011Length: 100 … Continued

The Theory of Everything

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A look at the relationship between the famous physicistStephen Hawking and his wife.IMdB: 7.8/10 Year: 2014 Length: 123 min Director: James Marsh Writers:  Anthony McCarten (screenplay), Jane Hawking(book)Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior   I can’t even BEGIN to describe how … Continued

Selma

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A chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. IMdB: 7,7/10Year: 2014Length: 128 minDirector: Ava DuVernayWriter: Paul WebbStars: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth       Martin Luther King … Continued

The Imitation Game

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During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians. IMdB: 8,3/10 Year: 2014 Length: 114 min Director: Morten Tyldum Writers: Andrew Hodges (book), Graham Moore (screenplay) Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, … Continued

Wild

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A chronicle of one woman’s 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe. IMdB: 7,3/10Year: 2014Length: 115 minDirector: Jean-Marc ValléeWriters: Nick Hornby, Cheryl Strayed (memoir ”Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail”)Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, … Continued

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