REVIEW: Port Authority [2021]

Players don’t tell the truth. When Paul (Fionn Whitehead) left Pittsburgh for New York City, he believed he had family ready to welcome him with open arms. His half-sister Sara (Louisa Krause) wasn’t at the station when he arrived, though, and Aunt Mary didn’t give him a phone number or address with which to contact her. So he went on a train to sleep the night only to get accosted by two men and saved by another. Lee (McCaul Lombardi) was a stranger, but he lent a helping hand and…

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REVIEW: Dunkirk [2017]

“He may never be himself again” War is often depicted as a quantifiable number of those who survived and those who did not. Many films choose this route, picking a battle to show the firefight’s chaos and cost. We remember the Battle of Gettysburg and D-Day as turning points, insane offensives that wrought heavy casualties just as they provided a newfound and tangible hope for victory. It’s glory or despair that’s highlighted depending on whose perspective the story adheres because we want to witness the emotional gray areas of melancholy…

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