Directed by Steven Spielberg, The Post tells the story of Katherine Graham (Meryl Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, the Washington Post. Set in the later years of the Vietnam War, Katherine and her editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) suddenly find themselves in the possession of papers exposing the American government’s… [Read More]
Set in the later years of the Vietnam War, Katherine Graham, publisher of the Washington Post, and her editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) suddenly find themselves in the possession of papers exposing the American government’s cover-ups. As her shareholders are growing anxious and question her ability to lead, she and Bradlee must decide whether they… [Read More]
It’s hard to think of a time when a film that highlights the First Amendment is not timely, but it certainly seems especially so with this film.
I’ll just come out and say it: I’ve never seen the Indiana Jones series. I don’t have a good excuse either. Maybe it’s my age (I wasn’t even alive in 1981 when Raiders of the Lost Ark released) or my over-active imagination (face melting – not a fan), who knows. But I am determined to… [Read More]
For those who enjoy film, the names John Ford, Frank Capra, George Stevens, William Wyler, and John Huston will be familiar. All are Oscar-winning directors (with a total of 14 Oscars between them). They were also part of the World War II war effort as military filmmakers.
I’ve read The BFG to my children twice, and of all of the Roald Dahl stories, it’s my favorite. Thankfully, Steven Spielberg must love it, too, because he delivered it in theatrical form this summer. Unfortunately, it didn’t do as well as expected, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a magical, heartwarming tale that will delight the… [Read More]
I find it interesting that the same year Steven Spielberg brought us E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, children’s book author Roald Dahl published The BFG, a kind of bedtime fairy tale. Now Spielberg brings Dahl’s story to the big screen with all the visual magic it deserves.
The highest-grossing film of 2015 – the third highest-grossing film of all time – is available on 3-D, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD. I think I must’ve been the last person alive to see it [okay, slight hyperbole] but the truth is that this is simple math in several scenarios. Let’s examine a few. First,… [Read More]
I mentioned on Facebook a few days ago that The Goonies, one of my favorite films of all time, was about to turn thirty. It seemed to surprise a few people.
“With the best intentions? Some of the worst things imaginable were done with the best intentions.” – Dr. Alan Grant