A Hidden Life Is Every Minute Of Its 3-Hour Run Time

Terrence Malick’s World War II period drama, A Hidden Life, is one of those lengthy films that feel every single minute of its three-hour run time. When it comes to a director like Malick, he’s not for everyone.  Take it from someone who came away from The Tree of Life thinking it was one of the worst films of the year.  Listen, the cinematic visuals of the Austrian scenery can be breathtaking.  However, this doesn’t…

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TIFF 2018: Kursk

Kursk tells a worthy story but one wonders what the film would look like if left to examine everything from the submarine to the government. It’s been just over 18 years in which the submarine fell to the bottom of the Barents Sea.  This was a submarine that was over 200 yards long.  The submarine in the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet is said to be unsinkable.  Unlike the Titanic, most of the men serving on board…

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The Young Karl Marx

Timed to 170th anniversary of The Communist Manifesto, The Young Karl Marx is a biopic that does justice to the man whose story is being told. Following a brief prologue that sets up the film, Karl Marx (August Diehl) is living in Cologne in April 1843 and writing for the Rheinische Zeitung newspaper.  After the paper published an article that the government was unhappy with, Marx was arrested.  Marx and his wife, Jenny (Vicky Krieps), end…

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