Kenneth Branagh Returns To Talk ‘Belfast' Starring Jamie Dornan And Caitriona Balfe

Jamie Dornan and Caitriona Balfe in Belfast / Director Kenneth Branagh
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Filmmaker Kenneth Branagh joins the show to chat about one of our favorite movies of the year, Belfast, starring Jamie Dornan, Caitriona Balfe, and Judi Dench. This film has immediately jumped to the top of our lists for this season’s race to the Academy Awards. Branagh talks with us about his lens choices, a very intimate moment of reading the script to Dame Judi Dench for the first time, and the film’s connection to his childhood and family. 

Stick around for our reviews on Rebecca Hall’s directorial debut Passing, Sean’s thoughts on Red Notice (starring Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds) now that he’s had the chance to see it, and of course our rave reviews for our movie fo the week Belfast. 

Timestamps (Approx. Only)

00:04:35 - Weekly Poll

00:12:11 - Kenneth Branagh Interview

00:33:55 - This Week In Movies

00:35:00 - Passing Review

00:41: 59 - Red Notice Review

00:44:18 - Belfast Review

00:54:10 - Our Favorite Hans Zimmer Scores

01:04:17 - Outro

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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. He's frequently found on Twitter at @Sean_OConnell. ReelBlend cohost. A movie junkie who's Infatuated with comic-book films. Helped get the Snyder Cut released, then wrote a book about it.