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Early Oscar Front-Runner “Belfast” Defies Expectations: Film Review

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The early Oscar frontrunner is a semi-autobiographical tale of writer-director Sir Kenneth Branagh’s childhood in Belfast at the height of the tragic civil unrest. But don’t let that description discourage you — it is a surprisingly bold, funny, and crisply paced film that defies expectations.




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