Category Archive: History

Operation Finale

The importance of Operation Finale transcends any analysis of its cinematic significance.

Dunkirk

If you majored in history in college as I did, this film teaches you more about an event in World War II than you will ever learn in a textbook.

Chappaquiddick

This is an easy movie to avoid even for you historians.

Paul, Apostle of Christ

Both dull and plodding, it gives Christianity a bad name.

12 Strong

The good news about 12 Strong is that it rises above the expected absurdity comprising most January film releases.

The Post

Our republic owes a debt of thanks to Daniel Ellsberg. This film will cause you to remember why.

Darkest Hour

A penetrating film, Gary Oldman’s performance is a movie classic by any definition.

Viceroy’s House

Sometimes all but ignored films provide a history lesson that deserves to be seen and remembered.

Detroit

Your heart will break as you react with disgust. This was the America that we lived through in the 1960s.