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Jack Strong

NR
Action/Adventure, Suspense/Thriller
Cold War spy thriller Jack Strong takes about an hour to stop feeling like a slapdash, highly disjointed wiki-dramatization of real-life events. After that, the film's based-on-a-true-story narrative no longer lurches from one contextualizing plot point to the next, and instead focuses on Polish double agent Ryszard (Marcin Dorocinski) and his...
Film

Aftermath (Poklosie)

NR
Drama
Article

Aftermath Exposes Poland's Reluctance to Face Its Dark Past

4 years ago by SAM WEISBERG
"We won't make the world a better place, but at least we won't make it worse," says Franciszek Kalina (Ireneusz Czop) to his younger brother, Józef (Maciej Stuhr), near the climax of Wladyslaw Pasikowski's Aftermath. That stark cynicism permeates Pasikowski's unsettling historical drama. The story is simple—two siblings in a...
Article

Revisiting the Katyn Cover-up, Poland's Andrzej Wajda Gets Personal, But Not Enough

9 years ago by J. Hoberman
True LiesRevisiting the Katyn cover-up, Poland’s great chronicler gets personal, but not personal enoughThere are directors like John Ford and Alexander Dovzhenko, national bards singing the tales of the tribe, and others like Charles Chaplin and Frank Capra, people’s artists talkin’ straight to the folks. Senegal’s late Ousmane Sembene was...
Film

Katyn

NR
Drama

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