Tag Archives: World War II

Snowy Road (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): Two girls in a sad, harrowing tragedy of war

The historical subject of South Korean film “Snowy Road” is one of many sad tragedies of the World War II. During that time, numerous Korean women were forced into sex slavery by the Japanese Army, and many of them could … Continue reading

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Allied (2016) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Pitt and Cotillard in old-fashioned World War II movie

“Allied” attempts to be an old-fashioned World War II movie, and I enjoyed it to some degrees. During its first half, it tries a classic wartime romance, and this is mostly successful thanks to its authentic period atmosphere and two … Continue reading

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Spirits’ Homecoming (2015) ☆1/2(1.5/4): These women deserve better than this

I am angry about South Korean film “Spirits’ Homecoming” for two reasons. I was angered as thinking about those many women forced into sex slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during the World War II. I was infuriated about how … Continue reading

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Son of Saul (2015) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): The Holocaust viewed from inside

Unflinchingly grim and despairing but undeniably powerful and astonishing, Hungarian film “Son of Saul” will haunt you for a long time after its last shot. While never feeling artsy or exploitative at all, this extraordinary film firmly stays around the … Continue reading

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Suite Française (2014) ☆☆(2/4) : The German Lieutenant’s Woman

During its epilogue, “Suite Française” belatedly reveals to us its most interesting aspect. The movie is based on a novella written by Russian Jewish novelist Irène Némirovsky during the World War II, and it was a part of her planned … Continue reading

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Fury (2014) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : A gritty, violent World War II movie we’ve seen it before

 “Fury” is full of grimes and guts to show us that war is indeed hell, and it surely has gritty, violent, and bloody moments to make us cringe. During one scene in the film, one of its main characters comes … Continue reading

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The Monuments Men (2014) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : Saving artworks during World War II

  As the biggest war during the 20th century, World War II still has many interesting stories to be told even after so many books and movies about it came out, and the story told in “The Monuments Men” is … Continue reading

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