What Beasts of No Nation, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, is about is not only the loss of war, but also about how war is loss. War is a lost cause, and no matter whose side you’re on there’s no going back. By depicting an African child being dragged into a civil war, everything he once knew taken away from him, Fukunaga paints a poignant and uncomfortable picture of war’s human cost.
More than just a feel-good film, CODA revolves around Ruby, a CODA (child of deaf adults), and her deaf fishermen family. Having a great passion for music and singing, something her parents know next to nothing about, Ruby has to choose where her values lie the most.
Watching Modern Times was like watching a satirical take on the current age we live in. This 1936 Charlie Chaplin film is a must watch for cinefiles and lovers of comedy alike. It’s an old film, but is meant to be viewed in modern times.
For a film was made 20 plus years ago, director Tony Kaye’s American History X remains quite relevant, and brings unique perspectives to old arguments relating race, hate, and redemption.
Memories – what to remember and what to forget? Director Christopher Nolan explores how our own memories can be manipulated and decieving in Memento, one of his early and most-acclaimed films.