Guest Review: The Zookeeper’s Wife (2016)

Directed By: Niki Caro Cast: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl Runtime: 2 hr 7 minutes The diversity of Holocaust-themed movies has increased over recent years as filmmakers try different storytelling approaches to keep alive our collective memory of what happened. One film that has divided the critics is The Zookeeper’s Wife (2016). While most of this …

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Guest Review: ALONE IN BERLIN (2016)

Directed By: Vincent Perez Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl Runtime: 1 hr 43 minutes War films are stories writ large about aggression between nations. Few of them explore small-scale human undercurrents of suppressed dissent inside the countries at war. Alone in Berlin (2016) does this by looking at an ordinary working-class couple and their compulsion …

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FlixChatter Review: ALLIED (2016)

So this is a film that has quite a pedigree. Starting w/ the director Robert Zemeckis, who have made some of the best films like Back To The Future, Romancing The Stone, Forrest Gump, Contact, etc. plus the two A-listers, Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. I have to admit my main draw was Zemeckis and Cotillard, as …

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Rental Pick: Woman in Gold (2015)

Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family. Let me start by saying that Dame Helen Mirren is one of my favorite actresses I'd watch in practically anything. She's easily one of the best things of any film, including this one. As …

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