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Hotel Rwanda

Wow this was a difficult movie to watch. Hotel Rwanda, directed by Terry George is about the 1992 Rwandan genocide. Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle) manages the Hôtel des Mille Collines in Kigali, Rwanda. During the same time, Rwanda is facing a political crisis between the country’s two major social classes: the Hutu and Tutsi. The Hutu military […]

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Django Unchained

Django Unchained is Quentin Tarantino’s homage to its spaghetti western inspiration and an unorthodox commentary about America’s slave trade. Set two years prior to the American Civil War, Django (Jamie Foxx) is freed from his brutal slave owner by a German bounty hunter who goes by the name of Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). Schultz seeks […]

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Gran Torino

Gran Torino is yet another film directed and starred by Clint Eastwood. Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) is a retired Korean War veteran and auto parts manufacturer who finds emptiness in his life due to the death of his wife. On the day of his wife’s funeral, a Vietnamese family by the name of Hmong moves in […]

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Valkyrie

Valkyrie is directed Bryan Singer and is about the 15th and final assassination attempt of Adolf Hitler before his death. Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise), is a military officer of the national socialist party who serves his country with utmost patriotism but fears that Germany would collapse under the further rule of Hitler. He […]

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Dunkirk

Dunkirk is revered filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s latest epic, which is about the real life events of May 1940. Germany’s advance into France left over 330,000 Allied troops stranded on the beaches of Dunkirk. Due to the enormous air and sea support from British and French forces alike, these troops were slowly and strategically evacuated using every […]

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Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips is the real life story of the US containership Maersk Alabama, captained by Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks), the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years. The hijackers are a small band of Somali pirates led by Abduwali Muse (Barkhad Abdi) who sought out to initially steal some basic supplies and cash. […]

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American Sniper

American Sniper is directed by Clint Eastwood and is the real life story of Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), a US Navy SEALS officer who serves his country for 4 tours in Iraq and later becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history with over 160 confirmed kills. However during his endeavours to battle terror […]

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