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World War II

Politically, there were winners at the end of the war, but on the human level, there was so much lost on all sides. British housewife Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) is joining her officer husband Le…
Though there are countless dramas of Jewish people hiding in Europe during World War II, The Invisibles focuses on a select group that many (including myself) may not know about. At one point in 1943,…
Octogenarian Judi Dench can do it all. She can play smart, fierce and sexy (see her in the more recent James Bond films). She can be a queen (a number of films). She can be a creeper (oh, yes, No…
Georg Elser (Christian Friedel), a small town carpenter and musician, spends his time being a ladies' man and flirting with married women at the beer hall where he plays accordion in the evenings. Loc…
A Spitfire fighter pilot (Tom Hardy) squints desperately against the shimmering waves and blue sky to see the German bomber in front of him. For the most part, we only know him by his eyes, and we see…
Darkest Hour covers Churchill's first month as British Prime Minister, a role he is reluctantly thrust into after Parliament's dissatisfaction with Neville Chamberlain's inaction in response to the ri…
Based on Diane Ackerman's book, the story revolves around the titular character, a woman named Antonina Zabinski (Jessica Chastain). She is sort of an animal whisperer at the Warsaw Zoo, where she hel…
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…
There are just about no greater villains of modern history, both cinematically and in reality, as the Nazis. Images of the stiff-armed salutes, the crisp uniforms, the shiny boots, and--just as horrif…
When Zev Guttman (Christopher Plummer) stumbles from his bed in an assisted living facility, calling for his dead wife, Ruth, there is little to suggest that this fragile old man would be capable of c…
Though it could easily have become a vanity project about war (think: last year’s less-than-compelling Monuments Men) for its marquee star, Brad Pitt, this is, instead a seemingly “small” story about …
I have to say that this is probably the most gorgeous film of 1999... every shot is beautiful: close-ups of characters, snowy cedar trees leaning in the wind, lighthouses, beaches, etc. Certainly a go…