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  • Süskind

    Süskind

    ★★★★

    During the Nazi regime, there were many individuals that risked their lives to save others.
    This is a story of one of them, a German Jew, who helped save a 1000 Jewish children in Amsterdam.
    Walter Suskind was one of the unsung heroes.
    SPOILER: He and his family paid the ultimate price in Auschwitz.

  • Revenge of the Green Dragons

    Revenge of the Green Dragons

    ★★★½

    Movie based on a Chinese gang from Queens, N.Y. that ruled China town throughout the late 80s, early 90's.
    Although based on real events, some of the characters roles in the movie were fictionalized, such as Sonny (Siu Man Wong ), who in real life ratted out his gang brothers in order to get a reduced sentence.
    Paul Wong, the real life gang leader portrayed in the movie is still at large and believed to be in China, where he is one of the major traffickers of heroin and illegal Chinese immigrants into the U.S.

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  • The Outsider

    The Outsider

    ★★★★★

    I read the critic from Variety and could not disagree more.
    Having lived in Japan and knowing the culture and the Yakuza world,
    I find it offensive that some arm chair critic talks like he is an expert on the subject.
    Of course the probability of a Gaijin, especially an American in post WW II war Japan, being accepted into a Japanese crime family is highly unlikely. So what?
    The movie story line is realistically executed and gives us a…

  • The Commuter

    The Commuter

    ★★★

    I'm not sure if it's the directing or the editing or both, but this movie's moving snap shots are really irritating, especially in the beginning.
    The plot is a little off the wall, but I like Liam Neeson, so I stuck with it. No pain, no gain.