Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tag: History

Great Battle, The (2018)

Title: The Great Battle
Rating: NR
Directed by: Kwang-shik Kim
Starring: In-sung Jo, Joo-Hyuk Nam, and Sung-woong Park
Release Date: 9/21/2018
Running Time: 135 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
A historical film about the siege of Ansi Fortress and the epic eighty-eight day battle that Yang Man-chun and his Goguryeo troops fought against 500,000 invading Tang dynasty men to defend it.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


First Man (2018)

Title: First Man
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Damien Chazelle
Written by: Josh Singer
Based on the book by: James R. Hansen
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Ciaran Hinds, Christopher Abbott, Patrick Fugit, and Lukas Haas
Release Date: 10/12/2018
Running Time: 141 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective, the film explores the triumphs and the cost—on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission

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Colette (2018)

Title: Colette
Rating: R
Directed by: Wash Westmoreland
Written by: Wash Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer, and Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Starring: Keira Knightley, Dominic West, and Eleanor Tomlinson
Release Date: 1/25/2019
Running Time: 111 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette’s fight over creative ownership defies gender roles and drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedication: For Richard


Operation Finale (2018)

Title: Operation Finale
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Chris Weitz
Written by: Matthew Orton
Starring: Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Mélanie Laurent, Lior Raz, Nick Kroll, Haley Lu Richardson, Joe Alwyn, Pepe Rapazote, and Greta Scacchi
Release Date: 8/29/2018
Running Time: 122 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Fifteen years after the end of World War II, acting on irrefutable evidence, a top-secret team of Israeli agents travel to Argentina where Eichmann (Kingsley) has been in hiding together with his family under the alias ‘Ricardo Klement’ and execute an extremely dangerous abduction. In attempting to sneak him out of Argentina to stand trial in Israel while being pursued by the country’s right-wing forces, agent Peter Malkin (Isaac) is forced to engage Eichmann in an intense and gripping game of cat-and-mouse with life-and-death stakes.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank, and Tony for this submission


Memoir of War (2017)?

Title: Memoir of War
Rating: NR
Directed by: Emmanuel Finkiel
Written by: Emmanuel Finkiel
Based on the novel by: Marguerite Duras
Starring: Mélanie Thierry, Benoît Magimel, Benjamin Biolay, Shulamit Adar, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, and Emmanuel Bourdieu
Release Date: 8/17/2018
Running Time: 127 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
It’s 1944 Nazi-occupied France, and Marguerite is an active Resistance member along with husband Robert Antelme and a band of fellow subversives. When Antelme is deported to Dachau by the Gestapo, she becomes friendly with French Nazi collaborator Rabier (Benoît Magimel) to learn of her husband’s whereabouts. But as the months wear on with no news of her husband, Marguerite must begin the process of confronting the unimaginable.


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Shock and Awe (2017)

Title: Shock and Awe
Rating: R
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Written by: Joey Hartstone
Starring: Woody Harrelson, Rob Reiner, James Marsden, and Tommy Lee Jones
Release Date: 7/13/2018
Running Time: 90 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
A group of journalists covering George Bush’s planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the president’s claim that Saddam Hussein has “weapons of mass destruction.”


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank, and Tony for this submission


Woman Walks Ahead (2017)

Title: Woman Walks Ahead
Rating: R
Directed by: Susanna White
Written by: Steven Knight
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Michael Greyeyes, Chaske Spencer, and Sam Rockwell
Release Date: 6/29/2018
Running Time: 101 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The story of Catherine Weldon (Jessica Chastain), a widowed artist from New York who, in the 1880s, traveled alone to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Chief Sitting Bull (Michael Greyeyes). Her arrival at Standing Rock is met with open hostility by a US Army officer (Sam Rockwell), who has stationed troops around the Lakota reservation to undermine Native American claims to the land. As Catherine and Sitting Bull grow closer, and as their friendship—and his life—are threatened by government forces, Catherine must stand up and fight for what is most important to her.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Zoo (2017)

Title: Zoo
Rating: PG
Directed by: Colin McIvor
Written by: Colin McIvor
Starring: Toby Jones, Art Parkinson, and Penelope Wilton
Release Date: 6/8/2018
Running Time: 97 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Young Tom and his misfit friends fight to save ‘Buster’ the baby elephant during the German air raid bombings of Belfast in 1941.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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Dedication: Dedicated to Mark Mearns, Aaron O’Neill and Graeme Livingstone
Three young men of boundless enthusiasm, generosity of spirit and good humour.

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Backstabbing for Beginners (2018)

Title: Backstabbing for Beginners
Rating: R
Directed by: Per Fly
Written by: Per Fly, and Daniel Pyne
Based on the memoir by: Michael Soussan
Starring: Theo James, Ben Kingsley, and Jacqueline Bisset
Release Date: 4/27/2018
Running Time: 108 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
A young program coordinator at the United Nations stumbles upon a conspiracy involving Iraq’s oil reserves.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018)*

Title: Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Rating: PG
Directed by: Richard Lanni
Written by: Richard Lanni, and Mike Stokey
Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Logan Lerman, and Gérard Depardieu
Release Date: 4/13/2018
Running Time: 84 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Based on the incredible true story of America’s most decorated dog. After being rescued off the streets by a young Soldier on the eve of America’s entry in World War I, Stubby is given a home, a family, and the chance to embark on the adventure that would define a century.


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 Tony for this submission


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