{4.5/5} “Lock all this all in your heart. Lock it tight, and it will be there forever.”

Tolkien, released in 2019

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is orphaned along with his brother at a young age.  He finds friendship at school, and he finds romance with a fellow orphan. His friends vow to change the world through art. Tolkien has always been interested in fantastic creatures and stories, and he starts drawing and writing his own. Just a few years later he has shockingly horrible experiences in World War I.

This movie is, of course, based on the true story of J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings.

It’s about friendship, love, beauty — and the horror of 20th century warfare.

Stars Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Patrick Gibson, and Colm Meaney. Directed by Dome Karukoski (Tom of Finland). The gentle music is by Thomas Newman.

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