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– by Gig Patta

Gary Oldman has portrayed one of the best performances on screen of the greatest orator in world history.

Oldman stars in Darkest Hour as Prime Winston Churchill during the tumultuous times of Great Britain’s history of World War II.

The film also stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup and Ben Mendelsohn. The story is written by Anthony McCarten and directed by Joe Wright.

Here’s the official synopsis:

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds.

LRM had a sit-down interview with actor Gary Oldman and director Joe Wright about the portrayals of Churchill on screen.

Darkest Hour will be opening in additional cities this week.

Check out our exclusive interview below:

Source: Exclusive to LRM

  • Moby85

    I think he’ll get the Oscar for this. I had a very similar feeling when I saw McConaugh-hey-hey-HEY in the trailer for “Dallas Buyers Club” a few years ago. I saw the trailer once, immediately posted the Youtube link on my Facebook, and told everyone “Don’t even watch the Oscars, the best actor winner is here.”

    I get the same feeling from Oldman in The Darkest Hour. It’s a fairly small-release, arthouse, IE. typical Oscar bait vehicle to get him an Oscar. But if his performance in the full film is anything like the trailer than it’s epic. As a war movie fan and war history buff I’m absolutely going to go out of my way to see it.

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @mrgigpatta.