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What to Watch: Back to School Edition

Guys, don’t shoot the messenger… school is starting soon. But I totally feel your pain! I will be entering my second year of grad school and I could use at least another month of summer.

But as usual, I have some good news as well, before you cart the kiddies off to the bus stop or begin scheduling those all-nighters, there some films you should definitely check out first!

Ben-Hur

The epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption.

 

Kubo and the Two Strings

A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.

 

War Dogs

Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America’s allies in Afghanistan.

 

Imperium

Idealistic FBI agent Nate Foster goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy.

 

Kingslaive: Final Fantasy XV

King Regis, who oversees the land of Lucis, commands his army of soldiers to protect the kingdom from the Niflheim empire’s plans to steal the sacred crystal which gives Lucis its magic and power.

 

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

Werner Herzog’s exploration of the Internet and the connected world.

 

Morris from America

The romantic and coming-of-age misadventures of a 13-year-old American living in Germany.

 

A Tale of Love and Darkness

The story of his youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man’s relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories we tell, become the stories we live.

 

The People vs Fritz Bauer

The story of the man who brought high-ranking German Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann to justice.

 

What are you watching?

 

 

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When Beth “grows up” she wants to see her creations appear on screen and stage. She is excited to be a part of FanFest and nerd out with the rest of you.