NOT-SO-FES­TIVE FILMS

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THIS YEAR’S YULE­TIDE movie se­lec­tion isn’t limited to Star Wars and 1960s stop-mo­tion rein­deer. Tin­sel­town’s gifted movie lovers a slew of great films for the hol­i­day sea­son so we’ve com­piled five of our most an­tic­i­pated flicks.

The re­cently re­tired Daniel Day-Lewis, 60, gives what is sup­pos­edly the fi­nal per­for­mance of his cel­e­brated ca­reer in Phan­tom Thread, Paul Thomas An­der­son’s film about a 1950s Lon­don tai­lor who falls head over hem­line for a strong-willed muse. In Dark­est Hour, Gary Old­man stars as U.K. Prime Min­is­ter Win­ston Churchill, who is fresh off his elec­tion and thrust into the fore­front of the Sec­ond World War, while Last Flag Fly­ing is di­rec­tor Richard Lin­klater’s bit­ter­sweet tale of three ag­ing Viet­nam War bud­dies – Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Lau­rence Fish­burne – who re­unite for a road trip to bury Carell’s fallen sol­dier son. The rise of cir­cus pro­moter P.T. Bar­num (Hugh Jack­man) from laid-off of­fice clerk to ring­leader of “the Great­est Show on Earth” gets the big screen mu­si­cal treat­ment in The Great­est Show­man while Steven Spiel­berg di­rects and co-pro­duces The Post, star­ring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks as the real-life Wash­ing­ton Post pub­lisher (Katharine Gra­ham) and ed­i­tor (Ben Bradlee) who un­cover unset­tling truths about Amer­ica’s role in Viet­nam and at­tempt to pub­lish the damn­ing ev­i­dence re­vealed in the Pen­tagon Pa­pers in 1971. Along­side Spiel­berg, Streep and Hanks, a sup­port­ing cast that in­cludes Sarah Paul­son, Bruce Green­wood and Bob Odenkirk sug­gests that this film could prove the gift that keeps on giv­ing – es­pe­cially when Os­car sea­son comes around.

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep play Wash­ing­ton Post Ex­ec­u­tive Ed­i­tor Ben­jamin Bradlee and pub­lisher Katharine Gra­ham (pic­tured in 1971) in the new film The Post.

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