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State of Play

State of Play is directed by Kevin Macdonald and is the big screen adaption of the 2003 BBC series of the same name. The film starts of with a string of murders, one of them involving the aide of a powerful D.C congressman; Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck). Journalist Cal McAffrey (Russell Crowe), an old friend of […]

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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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