Defiance: The Bielskis’ Epic Fight For Survival

Defiance depicts an epic tail of survival in Eastern Europe during the Shoah where the Bielski brothers choose between fighting or surviving It’s summer 1941 and the Bielskis turned to the woods in what is now Belarus. But at the time, Stankevich was under Soviet control. They don’t really have much of a choice here. It’s either fight to survive in the woods or otherwise be doomed to certain death. Tuvia (Daniel Craig) is the…

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1917 Is Now Available On Home Video

1917, which took home a few Oscars in early February, is now available for audiences to bring home on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, or rent on Digital/VOD. To put it simply, Sam Mendes’ 1917 is a masterpiece achievement in filmmaking and without a doubt one of the best war films to ever be made. Lance Corporals Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) are on the biggest missions of their young lives.  Over 1,500…

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1917: A Masterpiece Achievement In Filmmaking

To put it simply, Sam Mendes’ 1917 is a masterpiece achievement in filmmaking and without a doubt one of the best war films to ever be made. Lance Corporals Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) are on the biggest missions of their young lives.  Over 1,500 lives depend on their ability to finish the mission.  Without being able to do so, a countless number of British lives could be lost because of walking into…

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Ophelia: Hamlet Fanfiction Is A Letdown

The Daisy Ridley-starring Ophelia is unfortunately a bit of a letdown in the most recent adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play. What the film does is tell the classic Hamlet story from Ophelia’s (Daisy Ridley) point of view in the Denmark-set film.  It’s an admirable attempt but I feel like there’s something missing.  In switching the point of view, the film falls quite short in that regard.  This is unfortunate because the premise had the potential…

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TIFF 2018: Where Hands Touch

Where Hands Touch is a coming of age film that brings to light the little known stories about biracial children living in Germany during World War 2. Despite having a German-sounding name, Leyna (Amandla Stenberg) is not your typical German girl.  The teenager is the daughter of a white German mom, Kerstin (Abbie Cornish), and a black African father.  This came as a result of the French following World War 1.  Because Leyna is biracial,…

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