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Peaks and Valleys (Anthropoid Review)

Two Czechoslovakian soldiers named Jan Kubis (Jamie Dornan) and Josef Gabcik (Cillian Murphy) parachute into Bohemia in 1942 on a dangerous mission: They must assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich (Detlef Bothe), leader of the Nazi forces controlling their country. 718 more words

Movie Reviews


Anthropoid” is kind of like a cousin to “Valkyrie,” another movie about soldiers looking to take out a high ranking Nazi. Like “Valkyrie,” it will not go down as one of the most memorable World War II movies ever made, but it is an entertaining film which engages us with noble characters, interesting questions about the price of war and a furious climax where resistance fighters make their last stand. 767 more words

Anthropoid- Movie Review

Anthropoid is the ideal type of historical drama; a film that puts the audiences in the era and gives an accurate feel for the situations and events. 221 more words


Poetry and History

Monday Morning Musings

“Prose is words in their best order; poetry is the best words in their best order.”

–Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Herodotus says, “Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all: the conscientious historian will correct these defects.

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Four new reviews from Leo Brady on AMovieGuy.com


Pete’s Dragon made me believe in the magic of family all over again. I am not all gloom and doom, but in todays day and age, it’s not exactly pleasant to watch the evening news. 551 more words

Film Review

'Hell Or High Water’ Hits The Mark In Debut; ‘Don’t Think Twice’ Solid In Expansion: Specialty Box Office

CBS Films and Lionsgate’s crime drama Hell or High Water bowed in 32 theaters Friday, easily floating to the top per theater average among the weekend’s Specialty newcomers at $18,500, though… 1,084 more words



Alright, so a little backstory on myself. You ready for this, it’s quite a shocker. *ehem* I’m not the most educated fellow. In high school, history was one of my weakest subjects, so there’s a ton of stuff that totally went over my head. 1,416 more words