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Beasts of No Nation

Reviewed on Nov 13 2015

This is a story of a young African teenager who is abducted by the rebels to be a child soldier. His whole family is killed, and the atrocities that he goes through are hard to believe. And because this happens to so many young African boys and the film is done so realistically, it made me wish I was young again to go join the group of mercenaries to go after those rebels and bring them to justice. The boy was even physically abused by his crazed commander. The film is brutal, so be aware. ...
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The Water Diviner

Reviewed on Oct 20 2015

Australian/United States/Turkish—Russell Crowe (Conner) is an intuitive but also a rugged Australian trying to work out a living in the Australian outback with his wife and three sons. The three sons go to war in 1915 and are sent to Turkey to fight the Battle of Gallipoli. None come back, so he goes to look for them. It's right after the war, and the Turks and Australians go back to the battle scene where a half a million men on both sides died. Connor intuits where his sons died and their...
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Ex Machina

Reviewed on Sep 23 2015

This is an excellent artsy futuristic film that shows the talent of Oscar Isaac, as he can play a mild-mannered mayor or a macho crazed scientist, and I'm sure anything he wants to play, with extreme talent and believability. Alicia Vikander plays a robot that is sexually attractive. The story has many twists and keeps your interest throughout the whole film, with an exciting and well-thought-out ending. I wouldn't miss this one. But it's only for avant-garde film goers. Director Alex ...
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The Admiral: Roaring Currents

Reviewed on Aug 26 2015

South Korean drama—Based on a true story, in the 16th century a Korean admiral is far outnumbered by Japanese ships that are about to attack Korea. He comes up with the battle plan and wins the day. Great navy battle scenes with powerful men, not the Hollywood "warrior" types, but men you wouldn't want to meet on any battlefield, men of honor and loyalty to their Admirals, despite not understanding some of the orders they are given. Spectacular scenery and graphics. Director Han-min Kim. ...
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Marco Polo

Reviewed on Jul 02 2015

This is a Netflix-made film by 19 Producers & 6 Directors, that is one of the most excellent films I've ever seen. It's like a complete movie. The costumes are exquisite of the Mongolian and Chinese culture of the 12th Century, and it gives a more in-depth understanding of Marco Polo's eastern travels and his life and Kublai Khan, the Mongolian leader. The film has everything—great acting, great cinematography, great dialog (with often a lot of Oriental wisdom thrown in), beautiful sets, ...
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Last Knights

Reviewed on Apr 21 2015

Made in the Czech Republic and Seoul, Korea by Japanese Director/Producer Kaz Kiriya, the movie has all of the great Samurai traits with both Asian and English actors, also Iranian and other European actors. The mix works because everyone casted is a real man, which helps to make it much more believable. No Hollywood "warrior" types in this movie. I am always excited to see a film about loyalty and honor, strength and courage in the midst of tremendous evil opposition. In the film the great ...
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The Red Tent

Reviewed on Apr 07 2015

This is the story of Dinah, the daughter of Jacob of Israel and his wife Leah. Dinah was a half-sister to Joseph of Israel. The story speaks of much of Dinah's sufferings and the pain she felt over the loss of her husband, murdered by her own brothers, and the eventual loss of her son through the politics of the day in Egypt. I believe the writer of The Red Tent, Anita Diamant, may have actually lived during this time period and may have actually been married to one of the 12 sons of Jacob. ...
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