Film Review | Bitter Harvest

Title: Bitter Harvest
Director: George Mendeluk
Writer: Richard Bachynsky Hoover
Cast: Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Terence Stamp

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Based on true events BITTER HARVEST is a powerful story of love, honour, rebellion and survival as seen through the eyes of two young lovers caught in the ravages of Joseph Stalin’s genocidal policies against Ukraine in the 1930s. As Stalin advances the ambitions of the burgeoning Soviet Union, a young artist named Yuri (Max Irons) battles to survive famine, imprisonment and torture to save his childhood sweetheart Natalka (Samantha Barks) from the “Holodomor,” the death-by-starvation program which ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians. Against this tragic backdrop, Yuri escapes from a Soviet prison and joins the anti-Bolshevik resistance movement as he battles to reunite with Natalka and continue the fight for a free Ukraine.

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Page to Screen | The Martian.

Hey everybody!

Today I shall be talking about The Martian. First the very good book by Andy Weir and also the film adaptation directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon.

The plot of both works follow Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon) who has been left behind on Mars after him and his crew were caught in a sandstorm. Mark was attacked during the sandstorm, leading his crew to believe he is dead and they manage to leave Mars safely, not knowing he is actually still alive. Eventually, NASA discover he is still alive and now they’re trying to bring him home.

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A Handful Of | Films I’ve seen lately!

Hello folks! I’m back with a film post. Today I shall be talking about four films I’ve seen lately, within the last month or so. Ant-Man. Ant-Man is Marvel’s latest release. Ant-Man follows Scott Lang who is a burglar and he is hired by Dr Hank Pym to pull off a massive heist against one of Pym’s old students by wearing Pym’s supersuit that he designed to shrink on a large scale. That’s kind of all I can give away really before getting hella spoilery. Prior to going into the cinema, I had heard such a spectrum of mixed reviews. … Continue reading A Handful Of | Films I’ve seen lately!

The Christmas Candle

Title: The Christmas Candle
Director: John Stephenson
Writer: Candace Lee
Cast: Hans Matheson, Samantha Barks, Sylvestor McCoy, Lesley Manville
Rating: 3/5
Source: Owned DVD

Plot: “Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve. But in 1890, at the dawn of the electric age, this centuries old legend may come to an end. When David Richmond (Hans Matheson), a progressive young minister, arrives in Gladbury, the villagers discover a new formula for miracles: good deeds and acts of kindness. While David’s quest to modernize Gladbury sets him at odds with the old world candlemaker, he finds an unlikely ally in the lovely skeptic, Emily Barstow (Samantha Barks). Now, the fiery candlemaker must fight to preserve the legacy of the Christmas Candle. But when the candle goes missing, the miraculous and human collide in the most astonishing Christmas the village of Gladbury has ever seen.

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