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Best Crafted Movies


  • Valkyrie

    Valkyrie (PG-13, 2008)

    Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Carice van Houten
    A proud military man, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg is a loyal officer who serves his country all t... read morehe while hoping that someone will find a way to stop Hitler before Europe and Germany are destroyed. Realizing that time is running out, he decides that he must take action himself and joins the German resistance. Armed with a cunning strategy to use Hitler's own emergency plan--known as Operation Valkyrie--these men plot to assassinate the dictator and over-throw his Nazi government from the inside. With everything in place, with the future of the world, the fate of millions and the lives of his wife and children hanging in the balance, Stauffenberg is thrust from being one of many who oppose Hitler to the one who must kill Hitler himself.
    • fb24407115
      fb24407115: A smart well crafted World War 2 movie. Such a cast in such a film was such a breath of fresh air to find the tal
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb1791095521
      fb1791095521: . Director Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects) brought forth his A game and crafted an excellent film. This film is underrated and despite its positive reviews didn't receive t
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb1549782525
      fb1549782525: A well-crafted, concise thriller that features some pretty amazing cinematography.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • The Lives of Others

    The Lives of Others (R, 2006)

    Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Mühe, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur, Thomas Thieme
    A man who has devoted his life to ferreting out "dangerous" characters is thrown into a quandary whe... read moren he investigates a man who poses no threat in this drama, the first feature from German filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. It's 1984, and Capt. Gerd Wiesler (Ulrich Mühe) is an agent of the Stasi, the East German Secret Police. Weisler carefully and dispassionately investigates people who might be deemed some sort of threat to the state. Shortly after Weisler's former classmate, Lt. Col. Grubitz (Ulrich Tukur), invites him to a theatrical piece by celebrated East German playwright Georg Dreyman (Sebastian Koch), Minister Bruno Hempf (Thomas Thieme) informs Weisler that he suspects Dreyman of political dissidence, and wonders if this renowned patriot is all that he seems to be. As it turns out, Hempf has something of an ulterior motive for trying to pin something on Dreyman: a deep-seated infatuation with Christa-Maria Sieland (Martina Gedeck), Dreyman's girlfriend. Nevertheless, Grubitz, who is anxious to further his career, appoints Weisler to spy on the gentleman with his help. Weisler plants listening devices in Dreyman's apartment and begins shadowing the writer. As Weisler monitors Dreyman's daily life, however (from a secret surveillance station in the gentleman's attic), he discovers the writer is one of the few East Germans who genuinely believes in his leaders. This changes over time, however, as Dreyman discovers that Christa-Maria is being blackmailed into a sexual relationship with Hempf, and one of Dreyman's friends, stage director Albert Jerska (Volkmar Kleinert), is driven to suicide after himself being blackballed by the government. Dreyman's loyalty thus shifts away from the East German government, and he anonymously posts an anti-establishment piece in a major newspaper which rouses the fury of government officials. Meanwhile, Weisler becomes deeply emotionally drawn into the lives of Dreyman and Sieland, and becomes something of an anti-establishment figure himself, embracing freedom of thought and expression. A major box-office success in Germany, Das Leben der Anderen (aka The Lives of Others) received its North American premiere at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • Samsquach
      Samsquach: . this is an intelligently crafted and honest look at a dark period in recent German history.
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
    • PapaLaz
      PapaLaz: Such a well crafted movie, not since Downfall have I been totally enveloped. Must see.
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
  • The Social Network

    The Social Network (PG-13, 2010)

    Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella
    "The Social Network" explores the moment at which Facebook, the most revolutionary social phenomena ... read moreof the new century, was invented -- through the warring perspectives of the super-smart young men who each claimed to be there at its inception. The result is a drama rife with both creation and destruction; one that audaciously avoids a singular POV, but instead, by tracking dueling narratives, mirrors the clashing truths and constantly morphing social relationships that define our time. Drawn from multiple sources, the film captures the visceral thrill of the heady early days of a culture-changing phenomenon in the making -- and the way it both pulled a group of young revolutionaries together and then split them apart.
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      fb578615103: Aaron Sorkin; king of dialogue: artist of crafted speech.
      Reviewed 21 months days ago
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      fb100002358536743: A well crafted movie showing the hardships of starting a company from scratch and how you can't keep all th
      Reviewed 22 months days ago
    • twinjosh1
      twinjosh1: David Fincher took a well crafted screenplay and directed the first great film about an entreprenuer.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago