Biopic, Film Reviews, Historical, International Film

REVIEW: Tove (2021)

Tove often feels less like a biopic about Tove Jansson’s career and more like a study of the Finnish art world in the 1940s. Eeva Putro’s screenplay is largely concerned with the conflict between the comforts of traditional family values and commercial art and the…

Film Reviews, Historical

REVIEW: Edge of the World (2021)

It should probably be a general rule at this point: if you’re going to make a film set in 19th century Asia with a white protagonist, tread carefully. Edge of the World tells the surprising true story of an Englishman who would become the first…

Film Reviews, Historical, War

REVIEW: The Good Traitor (2021)

World War II is the source of countless fascinating dramatic stories. But it doesn’t necessarily follow that every true story from World War II needs to be made into a film. Diplomatic relations don’t always have a dramatic impact that sets the hearts and minds…

Film Reviews, Historical, Hulu, Latest

REVIEW: Dear Comrades (2021)

Veteran filmmaker Andrei Konchalovsky (writer of the iconic Andrei Rublev and a renowned director now in his seventh decade as a filmmaker) brings a devastating reflection on loss and rage with the awards contender Dear Comrades.  The film is a re-enactment of the hushed-up Novocherkassk massacre…