GENIUS
2017, National Geographic, 120 min, USA, Dir: Ken Biller

The premiere season of National Geographic Channel’s first scripted anthology series is based on Walter Isaacson’s critically acclaimed book Einstein: His Life and Universe. Through 10 episodes, GENIUS charts how an imaginative, rebellious patent clerk, who couldn’t get a teaching job or a doctorate, unlocked the mysteries of the atom and the universe. Starring Geoffrey Rush (as the elder Albert Einstein), Johnny Flynn and Emily Watson.


FIVE CAME BACK
2017, Netflix, 180 min, USA, Dir: Laurent Bouzereau

Hollywood did its part during WWII as performers entertained troops and filmmakers covered the war. This unforgettable documentary profiles five of the latter - Frank Capra, John Ford, John Huston, George Stevens and William Wyler - who were profoundly changed by their wartime experiences. Interviews with contemporary directors including Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola and Guillermo del Toro add perspective to the lives and work of the “five who came back.”


HEAVEN & EARTH
1993, Warner Bros., 140 min, France/USA, Dir: Oliver Stone

The concluding film in director Oliver Stone’s Vietnam War trilogy is based on the true story of Le Ly (Hiep Thi Le), whose life was thrown into chaos when the fighting reached her village. After marrying a U.S. soldier (Tommy Lee Jones), Le Ly moves to America, where both she and her husband face a difficult adjustment. Costarring Haing S. Ngor, Joan Chen and Debbie Reynolds.


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