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Harold Russell: Hero and Screen Legend

As much as I could say about The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) and all of the wonderful performances in it, I want to zone in mainly on one of the cast members: Harold Russell, a man who should be more well-known than he is today. 1,170 more words

Good Morning, Vietnam - 1987

Earlier this week, knocked somewhat sideways by the news of Robin Williams’ sudden death I discovered that a very good friend and fellow fan of Williams’ work had never seen… 578 more words

Film Reviews

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

Good Morning, Vietnam
Directed by Barry Levinson
Written by Mitch Markowitz
(number 371)

Young Robin Williams and baby Forest Whitaker star in this comedy about the Vietnam war. 635 more words


Life and Death in The Book Thief

The Book Thief (2013), set in Nazi Germany, tells the story of Liesel Meminger (Sophie Nelisse), who lives with her foster parents Hans and Rosa Hubermann (played by Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson). 1,259 more words


Movie Review - King and Country (1964)

Director: Joseph Losey

Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Tom Courtenay, Leo McKern, Barry Foster, Peter Copley

During WW1, Private Hamp (Courtenay) is accused of desertion with the penalty of death before a firing squad. 307 more words

The waltz continues

Amid the daily news “packages” on the recurrent onslaught of murder in Gaza, sits the regulation feature on the rising role of social media in modern conflict.  303 more words

Film Review: Countdown to Looking Glass (1984)

Continuing our theme of the nuclear apocalypse throughout July (and into early August), we take a look at the events leading up to atomic Armageddon! By this, I refer to a docudrama/alternate timeline by the name of “Countdown to Looking Glass.” The majority of the film takes place in the fictional “CVN News Studio” as information is relayed to us after daily time jumps. 1,146 more words