Adaptation of Best Seller Chronicles Exploits of Special Forces Unit Deployed to Afghanistan

A few days after 9/11, President George W. Bush visited Ground Zero where he delivered his iconic Bullhorn Speech standing atop a pile of rubble. Rising to the occasion, he assured the rescue workers and the rest of America that those responsible for the senseless slaughter would soon be held accountable.

Revisionist Biopic Recasts Disgraced Olympic Skater as Sympathetic Figure

On January 6, 1994, while waiting to compete in the U.S. Figure Skating Championship competition, top-ranked Nancy Kerrigan\’s (Caitlin Carver) knee was smashed by a billy club-wielding hit man named Shane Stant (Ricky Russert). After the cowardly attack in the halls of Detroit\’s Cobo arena, the assailant quickly escaped with the help of a waiting getaway car driven by Derrick Smith (Anthony Reynolds).

Hanks and Streep Co-Star in Spielberg Freedom of the Press Period Piece

The Post is a picture fated to be compared to a couple of classic newsroom thrillers: All the President\’s Men (1976) and Spotlight (2015). Like the former, it\’s set in Washington, D.C. in the Seventies and revolves around an attempt by the Nixon administration to prevent the publication of incriminating information leaked to the Washington Post by a whistleblower.

Eco-Expose’ Warns of Dire Consequences of Unchecked Pollution

On January 9, 2014, a coal industry cleansing agent called MCHM started leaking from an above-ground storage tank into West Virginia\’s Elk River. The major chemical spill was covered up by Freedom Industries, the company that owned and operated the tank. 

Oldman Channels Churchill in Character-Driven Docudrama

Curiously, Darkest Hour and Dunkirk basically cover the same ground, namely, Winston Churchill’s (Gary Oldman) first month as Prime Minister of Great Britain. When he was sworn in on May 10, 1940, the country was at war with Germany which had already conquered most of Europe and was just starting to invade Belgium, France and the Netherlands.

Big Sky Adventure Features P.C. Variation on Classic Western Theme   

I suppose the good old days are gone forever when you could make a Western without worrying about being political correct. I can still remember how, growing up, everybody (even the Native American kids) not only rooted for the frontiersmen to defeat the wild Injuns on TV, but we also preferred to be white settlers whenever we played \

Saoirse Shines as Rebellious Teen in Touching, Coming-of-Age Adventure

Saoirse Ronan is only 23, but she\’s already been nominated for an Academy Award twice, for Brooklyn (2015) and Atonement (2005). Now, she\’s a shoo-in to land another nomination for her memorable turn as the title character in Lady Bird.

New Woody Allen Pic Proves Terribly Disappointing

I suppose Woody Allen was due for a dud. After being distracted during the Nineties by a bitter divorce and custody battle, the four-time Oscar-winner had enjoyed quite a resurgence since the turn of the century with a string of critically-acclaimed offerings that included Small Time Crooks (2000), The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

Sentimental Tale of Redemption Credits a Compassionate Charles Dickens for the Way We Celebrate Christmas

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is considered the preeminent novelist of the Victorian Era because of his touching and timeless tales that shed light on the plight of the poor. He probably began developing an empathy for the less fortunate at an early age. That\’s because he had to drop out of school to work in a factory to support the family after

Frances McDormand Delivers in Dark Comedy Reminiscent of “Fargo”

Twenty years ago, Frances McDormand won an Academy Award for Fargo, a delightful whodunit set in a tiny Minnesota town inhabited by a cornucopia of colorful local yokels. In that Coen Brothers’ black

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