Plot: Marie (Rosamund Pike) is completely devoted to her work, but when she loses her spot in the lab, her project is threatened. When Pierre (Sam Riley) offers her a workspace in his own lab, she is hesitant to accept because she doesn’t want to have to depend on him and she certainly doesn’t want anybody interfering with her work. But she doesn’t really have any options, so she does agree. This is the beginning of their collaboration and Marie’s lifelong fight to have herself and her work recognized.
I think I wanted to like Radioactive better than I actually did. It does bring some new perspectives to the story, but not all of the ideas here work as they should.
It’s the middle of World War II and the Allied forces are struggling. But the situation is nowhere as precarious as in Dunkirk where 400.000 soldiers are huddled on a beach, with no way out but the sea – only that they are easy targets there for the German air force. The situation is desperate, and desperate times call for desperate measures. In this case, civilans take their boats and start the journey from Great Britain to France to pick up the soldiers.
To say that I liked or enjoyed Dunkirk would be very much the wrong vocabulary to use. But I did think it’s a good film that is very effectively made, managing to create tension and pressure, especially via the soundtrack, that is hard to stand.
Tommy (Aneurin Barnard) was happily married to Joanne (Amy Shiels). They were expecting a baby and about to move out of a run-down apartment complex when Joanne is murdered by hooded children. This leaves Tommy with a baby and agoraphobia. Months late,. he is barely coping when those children show up again and seem to be coming for his baby.
Citadel started off great – tense, moody and with a wonderful lead. And while Aneurin Barnard stays good through the entirety of the film, the film itself doesn’t, instead descends into a conservative’s nightmare (by that I mean of a conservative, not for a conservative. I’d probably enjoy the hell out of a nightmare for a conservative).