The African Queen: Film Review

The African Queen is what I would describe as a “Man vs. Nature” film in the guise of a “Man vs. Man” film, particularly done as a very claustrophobic character piece. It’s also, unintentionally, the latest in a theme of reviewing World War I movies.

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1917: Movie Review

1917 is a movie that is two things at once. It’s a movie that is a bleak and striking depiction of the horrors of ground warfare in the First World War, and presents those horrors in a way that respects what  the people who fought in that war went through, and without glamorizing those horrors. It’s also an intricately done magic trick, presenting the illusion of this story being told in one (mostly) unbroken take. This review will contain some spoilers.

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