End Credits: Hidden Figures

Plus The Great Wall

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Informative and heartwarming, Hidden Figures manages to combine the space race and civil rights while remaining light hearted. The biopic tells the story of Katherine Goble, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan, three African-American women who played a pivotal role in getting American astronauts into space. Dealing with segregated society and efforts to overcome its barriers, the movie’s uplifting moments come when those walls are dismantled and the characters work together and achieve great things.

On the theme of walls there’s another movie about a huge one built to keep out monsters. No, it’s not Trump’s wet dream, it’s The Great Wall – the latest from director Zhang Yimou (House of Flying Daggers). starring Matt Damon. A group of western mercenaries on the hunt for black powder become embroiled in a centuries-old battle against mysterious reptilian creatures. Action packed but lacking depth, The Great Wall is an absurd concept but at least they don’t tell the dragons to pay for the wall.

Mark Wheeler

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