Darkest Hour review – the woman behind a very great man
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Kristin Scott Thomas as Clemmie Churchill brings welcome light to Joe Wright’s biopic of our feted wartime leader

In this handsomely mounted but somewhat disingenuous war film from Joe Wright, words, rather than guns, are the main weapons. And wielded by Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman, peering beadily from behind a fortification of quivering prosthetics and a battery of smouldering cigars), words can be every bit as persuasive as bullets.

The film, which covers Churchill’s uncertain first few...


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