Angelina also went to the after party of the New York Premiere of First They Killed My Father and it seems like her older teenage sons Maddox and Pax were the ones old enough to come with her!
Magazines has started to review First They Killed My Father and I’m very happy to say that they are overall very positive! Don’t forget to watch the movie at Netflix today!
Angelina Jolie’s celebrity makes her artistic ambitions easy to mock, but with “First They Killed My Father,” opening Friday at the same time that it begins streaming on Netflix, she proves she’s worth reckoning with as a director — for reasons good and bad. She has made an engrossing, dynamically shot movie that moves with real fluidity and complexity. Yet she also succumbs to familiar ideological pitfalls. The standard complaints about cultural appropriation, point of view and the ethics of aestheticizing war all apply.
The movie’s source is Loung Ung’s 2000 memoir of her childhood under the Khmer Rouge, which captured Phnom Penh when she was 5 and ruled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979. Ms. Jolie announces her respect for the material almost immediately by putting the titles in Khmer as well as in English, only to undercut that gesture with a slick, scene-setting montage, glibly scored to the Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil.” The sequence juxtaposes footage of Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger and others with imagery of the United States’ bombing raids in Cambodia.
Continue reading New York Times Review of ‘First They Killed My Father’
Angelina is out again and do I have to say she looks stunning? This time its the New York Premiere of First They Killed My Father and you can view photos in the gallery and videos here. There will be the LA Premiere on Saturday as well, but more importantly tomorrow, September 15 is the release of the movie on Netflix. I can not wait!
EDIT: Hundreds of more HQ photos has been added to the gallery!