Call Me by Your Name
Movie Review, Coming Soon
Darkest Hour is a historical biography of Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) who became the British Prime Minister from 1940-45. As The Nazi’s were surrounding the beaches of Dunkirk, Churchill had to decide quickly if he was he going negotiate with the enemy or articulate his principals to his own party. What’s interesting at this time it changed the course of history. It also dealt with what would have happen if Hitler’s arrived in Britain?
King George V1 doesn’t think Churchill is a good choice, instead he thinks Neville Chamberlain (Ronald Pickup) was better. That’s when Churchill declares his first speech to Parliament to launch a war with the Germans that also includes no peace treaty if that means Halifax and Chamberlain resign their positions.
This is the 1st month of Winston Churchill’s prime ministership. With the war going badly, a rearguard of peaceniks is still trying to get a peace deal with Hitler, despite having been pushed out of power.
This had helped especially during the difficult days of 1940–41 when the British Commonwealth and Empire stood almost alone in its active opposition to Adolf Hitler. He led Britain as Prime Minister until after the German surrender in 1945.
Birth of the Dragon began in 1963 where Bruce Lee (Philip Ng) prior being a legend in martial arts he has to face Kung Fu Master Wong Jack Man (Yu Xia) to be an iconic martial artist. It was apparent in the movie that Steve McKee (Billy Magnussen) was pressuring the fight to take place between Bruce Lee and Wong Jack Man. What didn’t make sense in this movie why is there attention on Steve McKee? Than why did Bruce Lee change his style after the fight when he left the Wing Chun kung fu style and developed his Jeet Kune Do method?
He was one of the first Kung Fu instructor in San Francisco to open his doors to other people. He was an expert in Shaolin styles, and having experiencing internal kung fu styles. In the movie he was very quiet and peace within himself till he heard there is competition.
Nobody knew it at the time but watching Birth of the Dragon it was apparent that Wong Jack Man had Bruce Lee number till the end and even acknowledged that Bruce Lee was better. That remains to be seen. I will say at the end that Wong Jack Man left to go back to Hong Kong. This was Bruce Lee Battle to Win!
Whether it lasted twenty minutes or two minutes they were both versatile. Their techniques were mostly similar than different. The Jeet Kune Do Way or the Shaolin way meaning there is no need to define who outperformed the other. This is a documentary that I never knew happened and more importantly it was in private and they kept it that way. A good performance and well scripted with tremendous action.