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W.E.

Reviewed on Jun 20 2012

This is a superbly well-done film with great cinematography, wardrobe, class, dance, and romance between two couples—one in the 1930s and one in the modern era. It's the story of King Edward who fell in love with a commoner and abdicated his throne as King of England to be with her because of the pressure of his family, not so much the English people (for they loved Edward). The film shifts back and forth between the 1930s (the time of Edward) and the modern era (the time of a female ...
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For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada

Reviewed on Jun 13 2012

This is a beautiful film that combines history, valor, courageousness, and spirituality together to deliver, I think, one of the best films of faith ever made. It shows how the Mexican people fought against the Federalities from 1926-1929 to protect their right to worship Jesus Christ. They called themselves the Cristiadas (which means "Christ The King"). Over 200,000 Mexican Catholics were killed in this four-year period. It also shows how other Mexicans—the Federalities (who were ...
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5 Days Of War

Reviewed on Jun 05 2012

This film depicts the tragic events of the five-day war in Georgia when the Russians decide to recapture Georgia for the oil. The Russians are merciless in their tactics, killing hundreds perhaps thousands of innocent Georgians, not caring if they're killing elderly or women or children. The story is centered around journalists who take pictures of the atrocities and have to escape the Russians who know they have the film. The movie is very well done and acted. Andy Garcia picks up a ...
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Sarah's Key

Reviewed on May 22 2012

French drama—This is a tragic Second World War story of an eleven-year-old girl who hides her brother in a secret wall and locks the door to try to save him from the French collaborators with the Nazis, who round up thousands of French Jews and put them in horrible conditions and eventually to death camps in Germany. The little girl goes through tremendous suffering and never sees her mother and father again, who were taken away. I was surprised to learn that the French collaborators ...
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The Infiltrator

Reviewed on May 08 2012

Oliver Platt plays an American journalist, who is Jewish and has German origins, who goes underground in a Neo-Nazi group, pretending to have an interested investor to give to the Neo-Nazi cause. This made-for-TV movie is actually a really good film that shows, even in the 1990s (and probably even today), the hatred that exists towards Jews and blacks and people of color in Germany. It does have some violent scenes, so be aware.

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The Bang Bang Club

Reviewed on Apr 24 2012

A true story based upon four photo journalists documenting the end of apartheid in South Africa. Two of the photo journalists won Pulitzer Prizes for their work. The group exposes the murders and tragedy and violence on all sides of the struggle. The white South African government allied with the Zulus against the ANC (African National Congress). If you can get through the unnecessary sex and the violence, this film is worth seeing for its reality and tragedy of how people of the same race ...
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We Bought A Zoo

Reviewed on Apr 10 2012

This is a heart-warming movie that is for the whole family. It's a true story about a man (Matt Damon) with a pre-teen daughter and a teenage son who lost their mother, and the father decides to buy an old zoo to bring some diversity and excitement into the children's lives. On the grounds are some very interesting people, headed up by the zookeeper (played by Scarlett Johansson). I hope Matt Damon plays more roles like this one, instead of shoot 'em up, bang bang—that mean ...
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