Bohemian Rhapsody celebrates the British rock band Queen in a biopic tracing the band’s history from their conception to the legendary 1985 performance at Live Aid. Following the tumultuous life of their talismanic singer Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) the film explores how a young immigrant in the 1970s came to be one of the most iconic figures in popular music. UK, USA 2018 – Directed by Bryan Singer with Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee – 134 min It understands what pure, electrifying fun rock ‘n’ roll can be – THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER Deftly tweaking the tropes of rock biopics,
It’s the early 18th century in the court of the ailing Queen Anne (Olivia Colman). England is at war with France and landowners are on the brink of revolt over the cost of the conflict. Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) is the Queen’s loyal companion and advisor on matters of state, but she soon has a rival for the Queen’s attentions when her scheming cousin Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives at the palace. Ireland, UK, USA 2018 – Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos with Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Delves – 120 min A period drama with as many laughs as Airplane! – THE INDEPENDENT
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