Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tag: History

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.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Unknown

 

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Unknown

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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.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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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.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Unknown

 

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Unknown

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Patriots Day (2016)

Title: Patriots Day
Rating: R
Directed by: Peter Berg
Written by: Peter Berg, Matt Cook and Joshua Zetumer
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, J.K. Simmons and Michelle Monaghan
Release Date: 1/13/2017
Running Time: 133 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The 2013 Boston Marathon bombing shattered lives and tested the fabric of the American spirit. But in its wake, an entire city came together to bring the perpetrators to justice before they could inflict further damage. Rather than give themselves over to panic and fear, the citizens of Boston banded together, choosing solidarity over divisiveness in pursuit of a common enemy.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: After the end of the film, but before the credits start we see interviews with some of the key people (victims and law enforcement) pictured in the film.

Dedication: Dedicated to all those injured, to the first responders and medical professionals, and to all members of law enforcement who demonstrated courage, compassion and dedication throughout the tragic events of April 2013.

Special thanks to Matthew for this submission


Miss Hokusai (2015)*

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Title: Miss Hokusai (aka. Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai)
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Keiichi Hara
Written by: Miho Maruo and Stephanie Sheh
Based on the comic “Sarusuberi” by: Hinako Sugiura
Starring: Yutaka Matsushige, Anne Watanabe and Erica Lindbeck
Release Date: 10/14/2016
Running Time: 93 minutes

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The time: 1814.
The place: Edo, now known as Tokyo.
One of the highest populated cities in the world, teeming with peasants, samurai, townsmen, merchants, nobles, artists, courtesans, and perhaps even supernatural things.
A much accomplished artist of his time and now in his mid-fifties, Tetsuzo can boast clients from all over Japan, and tirelessly works in the garbage-loaded chaos of his house-atelier. He spends his days creating astounding pieces of art, from a giant-size Dharma portrayed on a 180 square meter-wide sheet of paper, to a pair of sparrows painted on a tiny rice grain. Short-tempered, utterly sarcastic, with no passion for sake or money, he would charge a fortune for any job he is not seriously willing to undertake.

Third of Tetsuzo’s four daughters and born out of his second marriage, outspoken 23-year-old O-Ei has inherited her father’s talent and stubbornness, and very often she would paint instead of him, though uncredited. Her art is so powerful that sometimes leads to trouble. “We’re father and daughter; with two brushes and four chopsticks, we’ll get by anywhere.”

Decades later, Europe was going to discover the immense talent of Tetsuzo. He was to become best known by one of his many names: Katsushika Hokusai. He would mesmerize Degas and Van Gogh, Monet and Klimt, Edmond de Goncourt and Debussy.
However, very few today are even aware of the woman who assisted him all her life, and greatly contributed to his art while remaining uncredited. This is the untold story of O-Ei, Master Hokusai’s daughter: a lively portrayal of a free-spirited woman overshadowed by her larger-than-life father, unfolding through the changing seasons.


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After Credits? No

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Denial (2016)?

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Title: Denial
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Mick Jackson
Written by: David Hare
Based on the book by: Deborah Lipstadt
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson and Timothy Spall
Release Date: 9/30/2016
Running Time: 110 minutes

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An American professor finds herself the defendant in a high-profile British libel trial that would impact the way the history of the Holocaust is told in Denial, a taut courtroom drama based on one of the most significant international legal cases in recent memory.

After historian Deborah Lipstadt’s (Rachel Weisz) book Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory is published in the U.K., she is shocked to learn that British author David Irving (Timothy Spall), a prolific writer of texts on World War II, is suing her for libel. Even more surprising to the American academic, under U.K. libel laws she is presumed guilty unless she can prove herself innocent. Lipstadt finds herself in the position of not only defending herself, but establishing beyond a doubt that the Holocaust took place. Passionate, fiery and independent, Lipstadt refuses to settle the case and demands her day in court. With the cards solidly stacked against her, Lipstadt’s British legal team, led by solicitor Anthony Julius (Andrew Scott) and barrister Richard Rampton (Tom Wilkinson), presents her with a confounding strategy: neither she nor any Holocaust survivors will be called to the stand.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No


Danny Says (2015)?

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Title: Danny Says
Rating: NR
Directed by: Brendan Toller
Written by: Brendan Toller
Starring: Danny Fields, Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, Tommy Ramone, Jonathan Richman, Jac Holzman, Judy Collin and John Cameron Mitchell
Release Date: 9/30/2016
Running Time: 104 minutes

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DANNY SAYS is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and culture of the late 20th century: working for the Doors, Lou Reed, Nico, Judy Collins and managing groundbreaking artists like the Stooges, the MC5 and the Ramones. DANNY SAYS follows Fields from Harvard Law dropout, to the Warhol Silver Factory, to Director of Publicity at Elektra Records, to “punk pioneer” and beyond. Danny’s taste and opinion, once deemed defiant and radical, has turned out to have been prescient. DANNY SAYS is a story of marginal turning mainstream, avant garde turning prophetic, as Fields looks to the next generation.

DANNY SAYS is lead by Fields voice and is largely crafted from over 250 hours of present-day interviews and items from Danny Fields’ immense archive (thousands of photographs, audio cassettes, ephemera).


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Memoriam: In Loving Memory of Neal Buker 1955-2014


Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the 4th Reich (2016)

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Title: Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the 4th Reich
Rating: R
Directed by: Claudio Fäh
Written by: Robert Henny and Don Michael Paul
Starring: Sean Patrick Flanery, Tom Sizemore and Kip Pardue
Release Date: 8/12/2016
Running Time: Unknown

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Near the end of World War II, American and British Special Forces must extract a resistance fighter behind Nazi lines.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank S. for this submission


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