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Review: Dunkirk

Dunkirk is a movie told through noise and fire, not through characters and words. In fairness, director-writer Christopher Nolan was never really a great wordsmith. His movies are remembered more for their intricate narratives than for their clunky dialogue. But Nolan’s

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Review: War for the Planet of the Apes

I’ll just go ahead and say it: War for the Planet of the Apes is the smartest movie to come out this summer, and arguably one of this year’s best. It’s a story rooted in choice and consequence, where every action drives

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Review: Allied

What kind of movie is Allied? Watching the movie trailer, I’m tempted to call it a spy thriller. However, the movie itself is a multiplicity of genres, doubling as a war spectacle, a romantic melodrama and a mystery movie. So far, Allied has garnered

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Review: Hacksaw Ridge

They say war never changes, but war movies have changed dramatically. The past few decades have only highlighted the moral ambiguity of war since World War 2. Nuclear weapons and modern technology discourage the idea of war with the guarantee

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