Johnny Got His Gun
The 1971 film “will never lose its relevance” said the San Luis Obispo, Calif., Tribune. Directed by Dalton Trumbo and based on his 1939 novel, it reflects on the myths and realities of war, from the viewpoint of a maimed World War I soldier.
In The Realm of the Senses
Three decades after its release, Japanese director Nagisa Oshima’s “controversial take on sexual obsession remains startling,” said the Baltimore Sun. The love affair portrayed by Tatsuya Fuji and Eiko Matsuda is “as polarizing as it is exhilarating.”
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“In many ways, The Wrestler is the most clichéd and predictable of stories,” said the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. But Mickey Rourke and director Darren Aronofsky showed a “grittiness and unflinching talent for probing the underside of studio wrestling.”
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