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“Generation War” shakes to the core

A German film about WWII sounds like just another history lesson on the tragedy of war. Yet “Generation War” courageously reinvigorates the familiar story with the “I-need-to-know-what-happens-next” relevance usually reserved for a favorite TV show. Enlisting its viewers on the fraying journeys of five best friends through the course of the war’s span, the film…

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“Last Night” probes with questions about infidelity

As simple as a storyline could ever be, “Last Night” is, for the same reason, an insightful portrait of the delicate line between loyalty and infidelity. With four stars of varying ethnicity, the film has a decidedly foreign feel. With Keira Knightley’s British self-composure, Sam Worthington’s Australian non-nonchalance, Guillaume Canet’s French flare, and Eva Mendes’s…

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Norwegian odyssey makes waves

“Kon Tiki” – Norway – Netflix Instant Watch “Kon-Tiki” chronicles the odyssey of a Norwegian hero, Thor, but unlike the one from Norse myths or from the Marvel franchise, Thor Heyerdahl revolutionized the scientific world and inspired a wave of pioneers. Based on the true story of Heyerdahl’s 5,000 mile expedition from Peru to Polynesia, this…

Danish resistance story breaks WWII movie mold
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Danish resistance story breaks WWII movie mold

“Flame and Citron” -Denmark – available on Netflix instant watch and Amazon Prime By showcasing the efforts of two Danish resistance assassins who risked their lives to sabotage the Nazi occupation of Denmark, Flame and Citron elegantly reverses the typical WWII movie in this action drama based on true events. With short, expertly-timed breathing moments,…

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