Media pundits are examining the state of the world and shaking their heads at the prospects of 2018 being a safe and peaceful one, so let’s build on last week’s theme and encourage ourselves to believe. Maybe by considering films about overturning the odds we can inspire a few unlikely defeats for the dark and powerful forces currently in play.
At the risk of sparking some John Bull jingoism, I’m going to kick off with last years Their Finest. It may have been a tad corny but the basic tale of the victorious defeat at Dunkirk is enhanced by some additional small-but-significant victories against sexism. And Bill Nighy.
What films about overturning the odds would you recommend?