1917 (2019)

1917 (2019)

Directed by: Sam Mendes. Starring: Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay. Runtime: 1h 59 min. Released: December 25, 2019 (limited). Sam Mendes’ 1917 is a technical marvel, made better with breathtaking cinematography (by Roger Deakins) as it tells the story of two young British soldiers. Lance Corporal Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) and Lance Corporal Schofield (George MacKay) take [...]

29 Days of Romance, Review #23: Casablanca (1942)

29 Days of Romance, Review #23: Casablanca (1942)

Casablanca. Directed by: Michael Curtiz. Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid. Runtime: 1h 42 min. Released: November 26, 1942 (New York City). Casablanca is filled to the brim with some of the greatest movie quotes (“Here’s looking at you, kid,” “This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship”) but one of my favourite quotes [...]

29 Days of Romance: Review #4, Dear John (2010)

Directed by: Lasse Hallström. Starring: Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Richard Jenkins. Runtime: 1h 48 min. Released: February 5, 2010. I don’t consider myself a fan of Nicholas Sparks adaptations, but there have been 11 big-screen adaptations of his novels and I’ve seen eight of them. That number includes today’s review, Dear John, as it wouldn’t [...]

Review: The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

Review: The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

Released: March 31, 2017. Directed by: Niki Caro. Starring: Jessica Chastain, Daniel Bruhl, Johan Heldenbergh. Runtime: 2h 4 min. The WWII era makes for some fascinating films. I sometimes like them more when they have different perspectives or depict main conflicts other than with the German Reich. The Zookeeper’s Wife is the former, offering a [...]

The Book Thief (2013)

Released: November 27, 2013. Directed by: Brian Percival. Starring:  Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson. Runtime: 131 min. "The Book Thief" follows a curious German twelve year-old named Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) during one of the most interesting time periods in history: the second World War, and a few years prior to it. Newly adopted by [...]

The Monuments Men (2014)

Released: February 7, 2014. Directed by: George Clooney. Starring: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray. Runtime: 118 min. "The Monuments Men" follows a platoon of unlikely heroes at the end of the Second World War who are tasked with retrieving art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It's a story [...]