Tag Archives: David Oyelowo

Cinema Review – Gringo

Harold (David Oyelowo) has worked hard all of his life, and from the outside his life seems to be perfect. When he travels to Mexico with his shady bosses Elaine (Charlize Theron) and Richard (Hoel Edgerton) however, he quickly realises that his job is on the line, he is drowning in debt and his wife (Thandie Newton) is about to leave him. Seeing a chance to start a new life, Harold fakes his own kidnapping with the hope of cashing in on the insurance policy the company has on him. Little does he realise that there are a lot of ulterior motives going on, and Harold’s life may be more in danger than he first thought.
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Cinema Review – A United Kingdom

In 1940s London, Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike) and Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo) fall in love and plan to marry. The trouble is that this marriage between an English woman and an African man, heir to the throne of Bechuana Land, is not only scandalous due to the couple’s races and ethnicities, but threatens the political system both at home and in Africa. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Captive

As he is brought to court to stand trial for the rape of a former girlfriend, Brian Nichol (David Oyelowo) escapes and guns down a judge, a stenographer and a security guard in cold blood. After stealing cars to keep his cover, Nichol forces his way into the home of recovering meth addict Ashley Smith (Kate Mara) and the two spend the night facing their demons. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Selma

In 1965, civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King Jr (David Oyelowo), having seen the way African Americans were denied their rights in Selma, Alabama, organised a march from Selma to the state capital, Montgomery, over 50 miles away. King was met with resistance from all sides, but his tenacity and perseverance changed the course of history. Continue reading

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