War

A Very Long Engagement (Un long dimanche de fiançailles)

Though I am often swayed and a bit star-struck when a director I admire—in this case Jean-Pierre Jeunet (City of Lost Children, Amélie)—is presenting his own film, as was the case of the screening of A Very Long Engagment I attended… I still came away feeling a little disappointed that I didn’t like the movie …

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Apocalypse Now

As bloated as Marlon Brando, Redux is a three-plus hour re-edited director’s cut of what is widely agreed to be a great film. We still have the basic plot framework of the original film, based on Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness”: In the Vietnam War, an Army captain (Martin Sheen) is sent up-river on a …

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