This semi-autobiographical film written and directed by Kenneth Branagh is a touching story of a Belfast family and community set against a backdrop of “the troubles”. It features great performances by kids, grown-ups, and bastions like Judi Dench. Even in the dark times, there is humor and heart all backed by the fantastic Belfast native, Van Morrison.
Not many people know this, but in 1944 Tom Cruise attempted to assassinate Hitler and bring World War II to an end. He came really, really close. So close that they made this documentary about the attempt in 2008. Join us for the podcast to hear our thoughts on Valkyrie.
A.Ron and Jim saw the most recent film adaptation of the Agatha Christie mystery classic, Murder on the Orient Express. Directed and starring Kenneth Branagh, as well as a baker’s dozen other stars, is lush and lavish and maybe missing a few pieces it needs to be assembled into a fully functional whole? It’s like an Ikea bookshelf with a few screws and dowel rods missing, is what we’re saying. We discuss our general, non-spoiler thoughts before talking about upcoming films, before getting to our Club Member only spoiler section. If you want to hear our full thoughts on this and many other first run Bald Movies, consider joining the Club today!