Tag Archives: Alicia Vikander

Cinema Review – The Light Between Oceans

When Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender) returns to Australia after World War I, he takes a posting as a lighthouse keeper on the remote Janus Island, saying “I’m just looking to get away from things for a little while”. After he marries Isabel Greysmark (Alicia Vikander) the two return to their isolated home with dreams of building a life together. Isabel suffers two miscarriages and is reaching despair when a boat washes ashore carrying a baby girl and a dead man. Seizing the opportunity, the Sherbournes take the baby in as their own, but years later discover that the baby’s mother is alive and has no idea her daughter survived the tragedy that claimed her husband. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Danish Girl

In Denmark of the 1920s and 1930s, after being asked to model for his painter wife in women’s stockings and shoes, Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne) discovers something that was almost missing from his life. Creating the alter ego Lili, Einar begins to dress and live more and more as a woman, but struggles with the emotional and physical implications of realising he is no longer comfortable as a man until he finds a doctor who will carry out groundbreaking and dangerous surgery. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Man From U.N.C.L.E

In 1963, CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) are forced to work together to take down a mysterious criminal organisation, with the help of Gaby (Alicia Vikander), a German mechanic whose rocket scientist father has gone missing. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Seventh Son

Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) is the seventh son of a seventh son, and is apprenticed to Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges), who spends his life fighting evil. Tom’s first challenge arises when the evil witch Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore) escapes from her prison of 10 years, bent on revenge and turning the world to ash. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Son of a Gun

Locked up in prison, JR (Brenton Thwaites) has not yet learned the rule to stay out of other peoples’ business. Targeted by a gang of violent inmates, JR finds himself under the protection of one of Australia’s most notorious criminals; Brendan Lynch (Ewan McGregor). Protection comes at a price, however, and when JR is released from prison, his debt is called in. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Ex Machina

Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), is a talented programmer who wins a staff lottery to spend a week with their reclusive CEO Nathan (Oscar Isaac). Once there, Caleb is drawn into Nathan’s world, and finds himself part of an experiment to prove a new brand of artificial intelligence. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Testament of Youth

Based on the WWI memoir of Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth follows Brittain (Alicia Vikander) as she goes from young girl in search of knowledge and a place at Oxford, as she grows and changes as she lives through the war and loses those closest to her. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – A Royal Affair

Set in 18th century Denmark, A Royal Affair tells the story of Queen Caroline Mathilde (Alicia Vikander) – an Englishwoman who is shipped off to marry her idiot cousin, King Christian VII (Mikkel Følsgaard) – the romantic triangle between her, the King and the King’s physician Johann (Mads Mikkelsen) and the struggle for political change in Denmark. Continue reading

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