Monday, October 21, 2019

Tag: War

Jojo Rabbit (2019)

Title: Jojo Rabbit
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Taika Waititi
Written by: Taika Waititi
Based on the novel by: Christine Leunens
Starring: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen, Sam Rockwell, and Scarlett Johansson
Release Date: 10/18/2019
Running Time: 108 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as Jojo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Midnight Traveler (2019)?

Title: Midnight Traveler
Rating: NR
Directed by: Hassan Fazili
Written by: Emelie Coleman Mahdavian
Starring: Nargis Fazili, Zahra Fazili, Fatima Hussaini, and Hassan Fazili
Release Date: 9/18/2019
Running Time: 90 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing their uncertain journey, Fazili shows firsthand the dangers facing refugees seeking asylum and the love shared between a family on the run.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Unknown


Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Unknown

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Official Secrets (2019)

Title: Official Secrets
Rating: R
Directed by: Gavin Hood
Written by: Gregory Bernstein, Sara Bernstein, and Gavin Hood
Based on the book by: Marcia Mitchell and Thomas Mitchell
Starring: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, Indira Varma, and Rhys Ifans
Release Date: 8/30/2019
Running Time: 112 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on world-shaking true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on United Nations Security Council members in order to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. So begins an explosive chain of events that will ignite an international firestorm, expose a vast political conspiracy, and put Gun and her family directly in harm’s way.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: The last scene with Jack walking away from Ben continues as the credits begin.

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Kingdom (2019)?

Title: Kingdom
Rating: NR
Directed by: Shinsuke Sato
Written by: Tsutomu Kuroiwa and Shinsuke Sato
Starring: Kento Yamazaki, Ryô Yoshizawa, and Masami Nagasawa
Release Date: 8/16/2019
Running Time: 134 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
In ancient China, a young boy dreams of becoming the greatest general of the Qin Kingdom.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Unknown


Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Unknown

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Reports on Sarah and Saleem, The (2018)?

Title: The Reports on Sarah and Saleem
Rating: NR
Directed by: Muayad Alayan
Written by: Rami Musa Alayan
Starring: Maisa Abd Elhadi, Mohammad Eid, and Kamel El Basha
Release Date: 6/12/2019
Running Time: 127 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The affaire of a married Palestinian man and a married Israeli woman in Jerusalem takes a dangerous political dimension when they are spotted in the wrong place at the wrong time, leaving them to deal with more than their broken marriages.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Unknown


Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Unknown

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Tolkien (2019)

Title: Tolkien
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Dome Karukoski
Written by: David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford
Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Tom Glynn-Carney, Craig Roberts, Laura Donnelly, Genevieve O’Reilly, Pam Ferris, and Derek Jacobi
Release Date: 5/10/2019
Running Time: 112 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “fellowship” apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Tony for this submission


Shadow (2018)

Title: Shadow
Rating: NR
Directed by: Yimou Zhang
Written by: Wei Li and Yimou Zhang
Starring: Deng Chao, Sun Li, Zheng Kai, Wang Qianyuan, Wang Jingchun, Hu Jun, Guan Xiaotong, and Leo Wu
Release Date: 9/30/2018
Running Time: 116 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
In a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander has a secret weapon: a “shadow”, a look-alike who can fool both his enemies and the King himself. Now he must use this weapon in an intricate plan that will lead his people to victory in a war that the King does not want.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Girls of the Sun (2018)?

Title: Girls of the Sun
Rating: NR
Directed by: Eva Husson
Written by: Eva Husson
Starring: Zübeyde Bulut, Mari Semidovi, Zirek, Nia Mirianashvili, Mari Semidovi, Roza Mirzoiani, Zinaida Gasoiani, and Sinama Alievi
Release Date: 4/12/2019
Running Time: 115 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Bahar, a female lawyer, lived happily with her beloved husband and son. However, one day the IS attacked in the hometown of the Kurdish autonomous region, and the peaceful life was cut off. All men were killed, women were repeatedly bought and sold as sexual slaves, and boys were forced into IS school training schools.

A few months later, Bahar was moved by a fellow word, “I want to fight more than being a victim,” in order to regain the hostile son, and form a female armed unit “The Women of the Sun”, handing a gun In the forefront, I had sent days to fight with IS. Also apart from her little girl, she continues to cover the battlefield, looks through the eyes of battlefield reporter Matildo in one eye, dreaming of the day to hug her child again, and the image of Bahar surviving the civil war is projected.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Unknown


Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Unknown

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Aftermath, The (2019)

Title: The Aftermath
Rating: R
Directed by: James Kent
Written by: Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse, and Rhidian Brook
Based on the novel by: Rhidian Brook
Starring: Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård, and Jason Clarke
Release Date: 3/15/2019
Running Time: 108 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
THE AFTERMATH is set in postwar Germany in 1946. Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg during the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower (Alexander Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Prosecuting Evil (2018)?

Title: Prosecuting Evil
Rating: NR
Directed by: Barry Avrich
Written by: Barry Avrich
Starring: Ben Ferencz, Alan Dershowitz, Justice Rosalie Abella, Don Ferencz, Fatou Bensouda, General Wesley Clark, Richard Dicker, and David Scheffer
Release Date: 2/22/2019
Running Time: 83 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
A portrait of Ben Ferencz, the last surviving Nuremberg Trial prosecutor, who continues to wage his lifelong crusade in the fight for law and peace.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Unknown


Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Unknown

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