Hacksaw Ridge

Having grown up in a household with an abusive, alcoholic father and a devoutly religious mother, Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) is accustomed to living in a world of opposing concepts. It comes as no surprise then, that when Desmond feels compelled to enlist during World War II, he is comfortable placing himself in the middle …

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Wait a minute, nobody around here has reviewed Alexander yet?  Not one of us rushed right out to see Oliver Stone’s epic masterpiece?  No one even wanted to see Colin Farrell’s bits and pieces on the big screen?  Huh.  I guess it’s up to me to explain how Alexander both succeeds and falls flat, creating …

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Yossi & Jagger

A refreshingly sweet yet no-nonsense love story, the Israeli gay-soldier romance Yossi & Jagger manages to do in a brisk 65 minutes what so many American films of the same genre fail so miserably at: introduce us to well-developed characters that we care about, without resorting to eyeball-rolling stereotypes. Almost all the action of the …

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