Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tag: History

Lost City of Z, The (2016)

Title: The Lost City of Z
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: James Gray
Written by: James Gray
Based on the book by: David Grann
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, and Tom Holland
Release Date: 4/21/2017
Running Time: 140 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages,” the determined Fawcett — supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp (Robert Pattinson) — returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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Promise, The (2016)

Title: The Promise
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Terry George
Written by: Terry George, and Robin Swicord
Starring: Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, and Christian Bale
Release Date: 4/21/2017
Running Time: 132 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
It is 1914. As the Great War looms, the vast Ottoman Empire is crumbling. Constantinople (Istanbul), ITS once vibrant, multicultural capital is about to be consumed by chaos.

Michael Boghosian (Oscar Isaac), arrives in the cosmopolitan hub as a medical student determined to bring modern medicine back to Siroun, his ancestral village in Southern Turkey where Turkish Muslims and Armenian Christians have lived side by side for centuries.

Photo-journalist Chris Myers (Christian Bale), has come here only partly to cover geo-politics. He is mesmerized by his love for Ana (Charlotte le Bon), an Armenian artist he has accompanied from Paris after the sudden death of her father.

When Michael meets Ana, their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between the two men even as Michael hangs on to a promise from his past. After the Turks join the war on the German side, the Empire turns violently against its own ethnic minorities. Despite their conflicts, everyone must find a way to survive — even as monumental events envelope their lives.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Citizen Jane: Battle for the City?

Title: Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
Rating: NR
Directed by: Matt Tyrnauer
Starring: Marisa Tomei, and Vincent D’Onofrio
Release Date: 4/21/2017
Running Time: 92 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
In 1960 Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs’s prescient text, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today though the lens of one of its greatest champions.


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Alive and Kicking (2016)?

Title: Alive and Kicking
Rating: NR
Directed by: Susan Glatzer
Written by: Susan Glatzer, and Heidi Zimmerman
Starring: Hilary Alexander, Evita Arce, and Kimberly Clever
Release Date: 4/7/2017
Running Time: 88 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Alive and Kicking is a feature-length documentary that takes an inside look into the culture of swing dancing and the characters who make it special. We explore the culture surrounding Swing dance from the emergence of the Lindy Hop to the modern day international phenomenon. The film follows the growth of Swing dance from its purely American roots as an art form, to countries all over the world. Alive and Kicking looks at the lives of the Swing dancers themselves to find their personal stories and why this dance fills them with joy.


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Zookeeper’s Wife, The (2017)

Title: The Zookeeper’s Wife
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Niki Caro
Written by: Angela Workman
Based on the book by: Diane Ackerman
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, and Daniel Brühl
Release Date: 3/31/2017
Running Time: 124 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II.
In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care.
When their country is invaded by the Germans, Jan and Antonina are stunned and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl).
To fight back on their own terms, the Żabińskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Frantz (2016)

Title: Frantz
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: François Ozon
Written by: François Ozon and Philippe Piazzo
Starring: Pierre Niney, Paula Beer and Ernst Stötzner
Release Date: 3/15/2017
Running Time: 113 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
In a small German town after World War I, young German woman Anna (Venice award-winning Paula Beer) mourns daily at the grave of her fiancé Frantz who was killed in battle in France. One day, young Frenchman Adrien, a young Frenchman (Pierre Niney) also lays flowers at the grave. His presence so soon after the German defeat ignites passions.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Land of Mine (2015)?

Title: Land of Mine
Rating: R
Directed by: Martin Zandvliet
Written by: Martin Zandvliet
Starring: Roland Møller, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman, Emil Belton and Oskar Belton
Release Date: 12/3/2015
Running Time: 100 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
As World War Two comes to an end, a group of German POWs, boys rather than men, are captured by the Danish army and forced to engage in a deadly task – to defuse and clear land mines from the Danish coastline. With little or no training, the boys soon discover that the war is far from over. Inspired by real events, LAND OF MINE exposes the untold story of one tragic moment in post-war history.


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Founder, The (2016)*

Title: The Founder
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: John Lee Hancock
Written by: Robert D. Siegel
Starring: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch
Release Date: 1/20/2017
Running Time: 115 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. Writer Robert Siegel (THE WRESTLER) details how Kroc maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.


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Special thanks to Frank and Jamie for this submission


Silence (2016)

Title: Silence
Rating: R
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Written by: Jay Cocks and Martin Scorsese
Based on the novel by: Shûsaku Endô
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson
Release Date: 1/6/2017
Running Time: 161 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
A story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) — at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedications: For Japanese Christians and their Pastors For Helena and Francesca


Dangal (2016)?

Title: Dangal
Rating: NR
Directed by: Nitesh Tiwari
Written by: Piyush Gupta, Shreyas Jain, Nikhil Mehrotra and Nitesh Tiwari
Starring: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar and Fatima Sana Shaikh
Release Date: 12/21/2016
Running Time: 161 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Biographical sports drama on former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters’ struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.


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