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‘Benediction’ offers no ‘good word’ about war

Reading Time: 3 minutes Combat ruins good character. So wrote Jonathan Shay in Achilles in Vietnam. In this psychological classic, he synthesized state of the art PTSD knowledge with a deep dive into Homer’s epics. In Benediction, writer/director Terence Davies reaches the same conclusion with his portrait of Siegfried Sassoon, British poet of the Great War. Davies also reminds […]

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Review: The top 12 films by AAPI directors

Reading Time: 9 minutes To celebrate AAPI month, we honor the Asian-American filmmakers who have changed the landscape of cinema. The Curse of Quon Gwon (1917) -dir. Marian E. Wong Only two of an estimated seven or eight reels (approximately 35 minutes) survive of the earliest known Asian American produced feature, and any copies of the screenplay or production […]