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Wonder Woman (2017)

Director: Patty Jenkins

Writer: Allan Heinberg (screenplay), Allan Heinberg, Zack Snyder, Jason Fuchs (story)

Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Said Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner, David Thewlis, Lucy Davis

Cert: 12

Running time: 141 mins

Year: 2017



What’s the story: After the peace of the Amazon island paradise of Themyscira is shattered by the arrival of World War I, princess Diana (Gadot) leaves to bring an end to conflict. Joining her is American spy Steve Trevor (Pine), who has information about a terrible new weapon that will test Diana’s heroism and optimism.

What’s the verdict: The first cinematic outing for comic’s longest running female character is also the first superhero movie to be directed by a woman...

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The Theory of Everything

The-Theory-of-Everything---Eddie-Redmayne,-posterDirector: James Marsh

Writer: Anthony McCarten, Jane Hawking (book)

Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, David Thewlis, Maxine Peake, Charlie Cox

Cert: 12

Running time: 123mins

Year: 2014

 

The lowdown: Eddie Redmayne delivers a stunning portrayal of world-acclaimed British physicist Stephen Hawking in this account of the relationship between Hawking, stricken with motor neurone disease while studying at Cambridge, and his wife Jane, (Felicity Jones). Expect Redmayne’s remarkable performance to be up for every acting award going.

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The full verdict: Stephen Hawking is renowned for his irreverent wit almost as much as his pioneering work on black holes.

Shame then that Man on Wire director James Marsh has turned in a biopic so dutiful, coy and by the numbers...

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