Sunday 27th January 2019: The King’s Speech. Colin Firth plays King George VI, propelled to the throne in the UK just before the outbreak of WW2 by the abdication of his elder brother. Wonderfully supported by Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Elizabeth an equally watchable Geoffrey Rush plays Lionel Logue, an Australian speech therapist brought in to try and help the King cure his stammer. The movie is highly entertaining but how close to the truth did they manage to stay?
Sunday 10th February 2019: The Big Short. This week we delve into the world of global finances as we examine 2015’s movie that examines the causes of the financial crash of 2008. Starring Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carrel and Brad Pitt, the movie rates very highly with critics and audiences alike and is frequently praised for its accuracy. We look forward to this one even if it is with some trepidation as we try and make sense of it all and to examine how no-one saw this coming.
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Sunday 21st April 2019: Gallipoli. Mark Lee is cast alongside a young Mel Gibson doing what he does best; playing a tough, cheeky and likeable character in this depiction of the disastrous Allied invasion of the Dardenelles peninsular during WW1. The movie focuses on the experience of the ANZAC troops in a campaign that would have a huge impact on both Australia and New Zealand, an impact still felt today.