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  • The Wind That Shakes the Barley

    The Wind That Shakes the Barley

    ★★★★

    More than anything, this movie should be seen as the continuation of a project most famously seen in The Battle of Algiers: The story of a nation, told in the story of a man. However cliched and saccharine this may sound, this focus on the small, human struggle when telling the story of a larger historical even, provides an emotional impact, and a feeling of deeper historical understanding, than the most precise documentary. This placing of history at the level…