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300: Rise of an Empire (2014): “Only the gods can defeat the Greeks.”
The highly anticipated sequel to 300 (2007), 300: Rise of an Empire (2014, dir. Noam Murro) is an action-packed historical war film loosely based on the events of the Battles of Artemisium and Salamis, in the year 480 BCE. It follows the Greek general Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton), as the Greeks seek to defend their democracy […]
Before Midnight (2013): “This is how people start breaking up.”
The last of director Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy, Before Midnight (2013) catches up with Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Céline (Julie Delpy), nine years after their afternoon together in Before Sunset (2004), and eighteen years after their very first meeting in Before Sunrise (1995). Before Midnight is set during one day on the stunningly beautiful Greek Peloponnese […]
Dogtooth (2009): Quick-shot review!
Dogtooth, or Kynodontas (2009), is a Greek language drama film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. It focuses on a very strange family where the father and mother choose to keep their children ignorant of the outside world, even as they grow into adulthood. The father goes to great lengths to ensure that his children never learn […]