paul bettany

It takes a pretty serious set of balls to wade into the middle of a war, yet even this courage seems dwarfed by people doing so without the comfort of a weapon to protect themselves. Hacksaw Ridge tells the story of one such non-combatant, and today’s list celebrates the most notable medics and observers that military films have offered over the years. These are the characters that braved the bullets to be at the front, alongside active combatants to help either with their observations, or their life-saving actions.

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If these costumed super heroes are truly the gods of our time and the films that they are in each summer are our contemporary mythological canon, then these films should reflect our current understanding of each other, including visual representation of women and minorities, instead of parading out old narrative tropes and stereotypes as if they were steadfast truths.

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J.C. Chandor’s Margin Call pulls off the easily attached labels of investment bankers and attempts to humanize the first shots fired in the global financial crisis of 2008.

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This review originally appeared on KTKA and KSNT, Kansas First News. Here is a look at two movies new out on DVD and Blu-ray. Is it possible that two movies with similar titles could be any farther apart thematically than these two? “Priest,” starring Paul Bettany as a vampire hunter in an apocalyptic CGI-ed future, is [...]

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