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War epics have always held a special place in my heart, ranging from the classics of the 60’s like “The Great Escape,” “The Dirty Dozen” and “Von Ryan’s Express,” to modern epics like “Saving Private Ryan,” “Hacksaw Ridge” and “Dunkirk.” These two eras differ drastically…

Movie Review: Bad Boys For Life

You may understand why going into “Bad Boys for Life,” I wanted to give it a fair chance. After all, Will Smith is a talented actor who deserves to be in good movies again. Considering that this film is the first movie…

“Titanic” Revisited

With Valentine’s Day approaching, we are often drawn to certain classic love stories such as “Romeo and Juliet,” “Casablanca” and of course the 1997 film “Titanic.” To this day, people still remember and revisit this film. The answer to why it has stayed relevant…

Rise of Skywalker Falls Short

Clunky, unfocused, and downright sloppy, “The Rise of Skywalker” is the worst film of the new “Star Wars” trilogy. The debate over Disney’s treatment of the “Star Wars” sequels is a long and fraught subject, and “Rise of Skywalker” is sure to keep this debate going for…

Movies of the Decade

Filmmakers love to discuss the best films of the decade, and the debates over film superiority will continue through 2020. Among my favorites from the 2010’s are “Interstellar,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Shape of Water,” “Django Unchained,” “Get Out,” “Baby Driver” and “La La Land.”   Each of these films mentioned above can draw audiences…

Ford v. Ferrari

In many ways, the new movie Ford v Ferrari echoes the classics of Hollywood with an exciting plot, dramatic sequences and wonderful acting by Christian Bale and Matt Damon. The movie is based on a true story…

The King: Behind the Nationalist Curtain

From director David Michôd comes the newest interpretation of the classic story of Henry V of England, and one which is determined to make its own mark. Dour, critical and ultimately bleak, the film offers…

Gloriously Inglourious

“Inglourious Basterds” (2009) is everything you would expect out of a Quentin Tarantino film: gory, macabrely comedic and intricately crafted.  The story begins on a French dairy farm, with three ominous, black, Schutzstaffel or SS,…