Tag Archives: World War I

They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A vivid, evocative WWI documentary

Peter Jackson’s documentary film “They Shall Not Grow Old” is an extraordinary work you should not miss. Via its astounding technical enhancement of archival footage clips shot during World War I, it vividly and compellingly shows us what it was … Continue reading

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Frantz (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Secrets, Lies, and Life

Sometimes lie is less inconvenient than truth, and François Ozon’s new movie “Frantz” presents that tricky fact of life via its somber period melodrama. Although it is not wholly successful in making its points especially during the second half and … Continue reading

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War Horse (2011) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A horse going through the horrors of war

While watching “War Horse” on this Thursday evening, I recalled what one South Korean blogger wrote a few years ago. According to him, there are two kinds of manipulative drama films. Both of them try to tug our heartstrings, but … Continue reading

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