Phoenix

By Debbie Elicksen. A screenplay that was written (co-written by Harun Farocki) and directed by Christian Petzold, Phoenix (2014) is a German film about a woman, whose life has seen much tragedy Continue Reading →

Hope

By Debbie Elicken Hope (2013) is a South Korean subtitled film about a sweet eight-year-old girl, who was brutalized, raped, and left for dead on her way to school one Continue Reading →

Letters from Iwo Jima

By Debbie Elicksen. I would call Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) the modern day version of All Quiet on the Western Front. It qualifies as classic material, and it also Continue Reading →

Palm Trees in the Snow

By Debbie Elicksen. Fernando González Molina beautifully directed this captivating story about love and family. Palm Trees in the Snow (2015) will hold your heart through every scene. This international drama was Continue Reading →

Naked Among Wolves

By Debbie Elicksen. Naked Among Wolves (2015) is a gripping story that takes place during tense days just before the Buchenwald camp was liberated during World War II. Director Philipp Kadelbach Continue Reading →

El Mariachi

By Debbie Elicksen. El Mariachi (1992) is the first film in the Robert Rodriguez trilogy. A mariachi man (Carlos Gallardo), who is looking for work, is mistaken for a ruthless killer Continue Reading →

Stalingrad

By Debbie Elicksen. If you like war movies like I do, this is a good one. Stalingrad (2013) was written by Sergey Snezhkin and Ilya Tilkin. This movie might have Continue Reading →

Tom at the Farm

By Debbie Elicksen Okay, this movie was creepy as hell and you won’t be able to stop watching it, even if you have to work harder to read the subtitles. Continue Reading →