‘Atomic Blonde’ is the much watch film of the summer.

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‘Atomic Blonde’ tells the story of an undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

This is a film that proves that action films, especially period action films, are more than just Tom Cruise running away from things and pulling a vaguely shocked expression. It proves that not only women can hold their own, like that of the recent success of ‘Wonder Woman,’ and Charlize Theron’s Lorraine Broughton is a bisexual woman, but that more films like this should be made. It’s truly a film of the modern age, showing what we’re truly capably if we actually dare to make films like this.

It would be unfair to say Broughton is a female combination of James Bond and Jason Bourne because she’s so much more then that. There’s so much more depth to her character than the dazzling action sequences, especially the one shot on the staircase and the jump out of a window with the extension cord, drinks at the bar, and working as an undercover agent. Director David Leitch, one half of the directing team behind ‘John Wick’ and Deadpool 2, helps bring out her character on screen, showing not only her sensitive side but her strong independence.

What Leitch does, also, is stays away from any tricks with the camera and keeps everything steady unlike what the Bourne films do in making you feel nauseous in its use of hand held camera. Despite the film being a little cliche at times, it proves to be a film that’s ranks above many in it’s genre.

Berlin at the time of the wall coming down in the 80s is the perfect place to host for a spy-thriller and a film of ‘Atomic Blonde’s’ tone. While things are dark and moody, there’s nothing stopping it from bringing to light some comedic moments. This is added to by the plethora of music from the decade, matching up perfectly with the action on screen.

This film is not what it’s advertised to be and that’s the best part because you’re given something so much more amazing. It seems like another spy movie with a great cast and the such, but it’s very much unique. In its hyper-styalised manner, ‘Atomic Blonde’ is an experience in itself and one that won’t be forgotten.

If you’re looking for something action packed to watch with a strong female lead who’s not afraid to take any punches with a kickass soundtrack and costumes, this is for you. Forget about ‘Baby Driver’ with its supposed amazing soundtrack, ‘Atomic Blonde’ beats it in every way.

Film-O-Meter: 9/10.

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Even if you’re not interested in the filmmaking process, “Their Finest” proves to be a sucker of a good drama.

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 tells the story of a former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.

The best thing about the film, and what the English seem to do so well, is make films that a light hearted and funny while talking about something that’s ever so serious in the shift of women in society during the Second World War. Gemma Arterton is an ever brilliant actress and it was great to see her back on the screen again, proving to the world that she’s a terrific leading lady. She has such great chemistry, whether that be comedic or dramatic, with Sam Clafin’s Tom Buckley as they worked together on the screenplay for a film.

Proving that there’s no stopping him, Bill Nighy proves he still has some fight in him as he continues to make us laugh and fall in love with him all over again in yet another top tier performance.

Even though it proves to be a coherently simple film, Their Finest gives us real characters in an interesting side of the world at the time of the Second World War that wasn’t exactly covered. Many films about the wars show the fighting and the bloodshed that occurred, which is totally legitimate, especially if it takes a different perspective on the events that we all know so well. What Their Finest shows is the control the studios and producers have over the creative process so they can feed the audiences a positive image of the allies during that time.

Despite it not being a ground breaking film, it does prove to be more than enjoyable. And even if you’re not interested in the filmmaking process, Their Finest proves to be a sucker of a good drama.

Film-O-Meter: 8/10.