RADIOACTIVE – Review by Susan Wloszczyna

Feminist, feverish and flushed with the need to achieve her destiny while overcoming the scientific patriarchy that stood in her way, Rosamund Pike’s take on Marie Curie, the Polish-born mother of radium and polonium, gives the biopic Radioactive an indelible pulse and a tartly brusque sense of purpose. That said, I haven’t felt so nervous for a character’s well-being since Nicole Kidman’s cabaret performer Satine began coughing in between pop tunes in Moulin Rouge!

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RADIOACTIVE – Review by Loren King

The film adheres to enjoyably conventional depictions of Marie Curie’s rise as a gifted, obsessed scientist who suffers no fools and wins the Nobel Prize twice, but it shifts in time and tone to also examine the future outcomes that Curie’s groundbreaking discoveries of the elements radium and polonium wrought on the world, namely, the creation of the atomic bomb.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Pike Plays Curie in biopic RADIOACTIVE on Amazon – Brandy McDonnell reports

Rosamund Pike stars as Madame Marie Curie in Radioactive, Marjan Satrapi’s dramatic bio pic that chronicles the life and achievements of the Polish-French physicist and chemist who discovered radium and polonium, became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize and became the first and only person to win the acclaimed honor twice. The highly anticipated film is releasing on Amazon Prime.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, February 1-7: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES

Opening February 5, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the big screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s popular novel, which envisions Jane Austen’s classic playing out in a world populated by the living dead. Read on…

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