“The 15:17 to Paris” attempts to deal with the very familiar God-and-Country themes, but doesn't quite deliver. Instead it succeeds in perpetuating stereotypes.
“The essential American soul is fundamentally hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer” (D.H. Lawrence). Also charitable. Maybe cruel. Possibly, deeply empathetic. After one viewing of “Hostiles,” anyone might append those qualities to Lawrence’s famous quote, which is the epigraph of the movie.
The Winston Churchill we get in “Darkest Hour” is a flawed human being, one who doesn’t command as much respect as revered historical figures are supposed to.
“Downsizing” poses basic but necessary philosophical questions that all humans ought to deal with.
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is in no way a crime movie. It is instead a profound movie with a deep insight into the human heart.
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