1917

Review: ‘1917’ is a technical masterwork and a pretty good movie, too.

Posted by Matthew on January 20, 2020
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1917

1917 tells the story of two young soldiers given a simple but difficult task. A battalion of men are heading into a trap and the only way to contact them is for our two heroes to travel across the no-mans-land of world war one, directly through enemy territory and all the dangers that entail, to hand-deliver a message of warning.

Schofield, the cynic, and Blake, the optimist, are opposites in their disposition and understanding of war. The former, a veteran of battles past, the latter still inexperienced in actual battle. They set off to deliver the message as quickly as possible as Blake’s brother is among the men who will likely die if they don’t accomplish their mission in time.

Filmed to create the illusion that it was completed in a single take, 1917 is in some ways the movie-est movie I’ve seen in a while. In others, it’s the video game-iest. Does it work? Technically, it’s magnificent. In every other way, it’s also pretty good.

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Trailer Roundup: Adult Dramas, War Films, Festival Darlings, and big action films.

Posted by Matthew on October 08, 2019
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MPAA Red Band

Another week, another mess of trailers. More than I anticipated this week, but in a good way. Heads up there’s a red ban trailer in the mix this week as we look at Ordinary Love, I Lost My Body, The Wolf Hour, Eli, 6 Underground, Free Guy, Birds of Prey, The Personal History of David Copperfield, The Gentlemen, Richard Jewell, The Good Liar, 1917, Zombieland: Doubletap, and Parasite.

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Poster Gallery: An Ice Queen, A King’s Man, A Laundry Service, A Clown, A Whodunnit, and a whole mess of survivors

Posted by Matthew on October 03, 2019
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So many new movie posters! There’s a new Disney Animated film, a new prequel in a fun franchise, a whole slew of character posters for a zombie movie, and a great poster for an upcoming war movie. Can you dig it? Let’s dive right in.

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