INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
2009, Swank, 153 min, Germany/USA, Dir: Quentin Tarantino

This WWII-set box office hit stars Brad Pitt as Lt. Aldo Raine, who leads the Basterds, a paramilitary squad that terrorizes the Nazis with quick strikes in enemy territory. The fighters team up with a French theater owner and devise a plot to kill Hitler at a screening of a new propaganda film. Christoph Waltz earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his turn as duplicitous SS officer Hans Landa. “Quentin Tarantino’s INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS is a big, bold, audacious war movie that will annoy some, startle others and demonstrate once again that he’s the real thing, a director of quixotic delights.” – Roger Ebert.


1917
2019, Universal, 119 min, UK/USA, Dir: Sam Mendes

Oscar-winning director of SKYFALL, SPECTRE and AMERICAN BEAUTY, Sam Mendes, brings his singular vision to this World War I epic, 1917. At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (CAPTAIN FANTASTIC’s George MacKay) and Blake (GAME OF THRONES’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them. Nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Music Score (Thomas Newman), and Best Cinematography (Roger Deakins).


NIGHT TRAIN TO MUNICH
1940, 20th Century Fox, 90 min, UK, Dir: Carol Reed

Director Carol Reed (THE THIRD MAN, ODD MAN OUT) was no stranger to superb, edge-of-your-seat entertainments, and he supplies all the elements here in one of his earliest, comparatively lesser-known outings. British agent Rex Harrison tries to spirit a refugee Czech scientist back to England after the Nazis kidnap him as well as his newly arrived daughter (Margaret Lockwood). With Paul Henried, Naunton Wayne and Basil Radford.


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