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Just five movies seenin December taking my total for year to 107, but which is movie of the month?

Edge of Seventeen: The best and most original teen movie in years is made even better by a fantastic lead performance from Hailee Steinfeld and fantastic support from Woody Harrelson.edge-of-seventeen

Sully: The true story of Chesley Sullenberger the pilot who landed his damaged plane on the Hudson River following a bird strike.  Directed with a light touch but a strong political message by Clint Eastwood. sully

Snowden: The true story of Edward Snowden, the NSA contractor who leaked thousands of documents exposing government surveillance techniques.  As you would expect from director Oliver Stonesnowden

 

Rogue One: Described as an anthology film rather than one of the episodes, it is actually a direct prequel to the original 1977 movie. Essentially a war movie set within the Star Wars universe, it has action, adventure and comedy, but it is also darker than any of the other movies. The cast is fantastic particularly Felicity Jones in the lead.rogue-one

Pasengers: Lightweight but largely enjoyable Sci-Fi.  The concept isn’t entirely new but has enough new ideas to keep it feeling fresh.  The execution is a little ham fisted and all surface but does hold the interest largely thanks to strong visuals and a likeable cast. 

A close call between Edge of Seventeen and Rogue One, the winner being: 

 

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