MSPIFF 2019 Review: RED JOAN

Given that I have a thing for spy films AND I adore Dame Judi Dench, I knew I had to see Red Joan the second I saw the trailer. Dame Judi is best known to most moviegoers as James Bond's tough-as-nails boss M, so the idea of her playing a British-born former spy who transfers …

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FlixChatter Review: DUNKIRK (2017)

After three super hero and two sci-fi films, Christopher Nolan is ready to tackle a war genre. Of the current well-known directors working in Hollywood today, Nolan might be the most popular among movie fans. He’s able to secure $150mil for his latest picture and he didn’t need to cast any big named stars to …

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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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