Tag Archives: War

Monos (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Young beasts of a war

There are a number of absolutely stunning moments in “Monos”, which won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award when it was shown at the Sundance Film Festival early in last year. While I often struggled to follow and understand … Continue reading

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For Sama (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A harrowing personal chronicle from Aleppo

Documentary film “For Sama”, which won the Golden Eye award when it was shown at the Cannes Film Festival early in last year and was also nominated for Best Documentary Oscar on last Monday, presents to us a harrowing personal … Continue reading

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1917 (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): An intense epic genre exercise

Sam Mendes’s new film “1917” is an intense epic genre exercise which will surely impresses you a lot with its astounding technical achievement on the screen. As continuously following a long, perilous journey across the battlefields of World War I, … Continue reading

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The King (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): To be a king

Don’t expect romance or eloquence from David Michôd’s new film “The King”, which is released in South Korea this week before its upcoming online release on November 1st. This is a solemn and brooding reinterpretation of a series of plays … Continue reading

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The Kill Team (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A conflicted young solider facing war crime

“The Kill Team” is a passable war drama film which does not show or tell me anything particularly new about what has been committed during War on Terror. Partially based on a shocking real-life case of war crime in 2010, … Continue reading

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Maleficent strikes again

Angelina Jolie is one of the most elegant and charismatic actresses working in Hollywood, and “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”, the sequel of “Maleficent” (2014), works as a vehicle for her undeniable star quality to some degree. Although the movie is … Continue reading

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Transit (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): An anachronistic period drama by Christian Petzold

Christian Petzold’s new film “Transit” is interesting to watch for a number of reasons. While initially intriguing us with its deliberately anachronistic period background, the movie gradually draws us into its melancholic human drama around one desperate guy, and we … Continue reading

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