This romantic drama revolves around the troubled relationship between a Muslim woman (Zana Marjanović) and a Serbian soldier (Goran Kostic) amidst the horrors of the Bosnian war.
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One of the most overlooked film in the past decade, Jiang Wen’s darkly amusing antiwar film Devils on the Doorstep premiered at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival to great acclaim, winning the Grand Jury Prize only to somehow disappear through the cracks with almost no exposure whatsoever. It’s an unlucky happenstance that befalls some cinematic gems every now and then but it’s always a great satisfaction to shed some light on such a powerful masterpiece.
The Japanese word “Ran” can mean both “Chaos” and “Revolt”. One of those translations signifies bleakness, insanity and desperation. The other tells you what happens in the film (sort of). Guess which one they used for international distribution. Read Max’s review of Akira Kurosawa’s movie.
A trailer for Danish war documentary Armadillo has been released on Apple. The movie caused an uproar in Denmark as it showed Danish soldiers suggesting that they killed wounded Taliban fighters during an ambush rather than take them prisoners.
Jonathan Liebesman’s Battle: Los Angeles managed to unleash the scorn of the generally mellow Roger Ebert and to be honest, we all love it when he’s being bitchy about movies. His punishing review of the movie is certainly one to read but here is Paolo’s take on the movie.
The latest pairing of Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon sees us transported to Iraq in the midst of the chaos following the American forces reaching Baghdad. Damon plays Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller, a soldier in charge of leading the search for weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
One of the biggest success in South Korean cinema so far, Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War is an action-packed war epic that tells the story of two brothers fighting during the Korean war. Clearly inspired from Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan, [...]
A documentary is the best film of 2010? Restrepo, winner of the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, is a timely slice-of-life documentary about the war in Afghanistan. Unlike most non-fiction films these days, it is completely devoid of any political statement or agenda.
Marking the return of Terrence Malick after a 20-yr absence, The Thin Red Line is the “other” World War II movie of 1998, overshadowed by Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan but nonetheless nominated for 7 Oscars among which Best Picture and Best Director.