The Ascent (1977)

Ukrainian filmmaker Larisa Shepitko only made four films before her untimely death in 1979 at the age of 41 in an auto accident while working on what would have been her fifth. Yet had she made only this one, a war film with religious allegory at its heart, this would still ensure her place among …

Civil War (2024)

Many angry citizens, who are upset over seemingly intractable political disputes, have talked about civil war breaking out in our nation, would do well to watch writer/director Alex Garland’s Civil War. It is a cautionary film, told through the eyes of four journalists, and it is not an uplifting story. One of its lessons is …