Category Archive: History

Zero Dark Thirty

Director Bigelow’s excellent saga about the quest to kill Bin Laden tells a larger story. Can we honor the dead of 9/11 by copying the moral depravity of their killers? Rating: Can be… Continue reading

Lincoln

An historical drama that is as entertaining as it is educationally rewarding. Should be required viewing in all history classes across this nation.

Farewell, My Queen

Whether you like this film or not,and I did, it is a reminder about why you should be sure to visit Versailles before ending your overseas travels.You can enjoy the magnificent decadence without… Continue reading

Red Tails

Not a great artistic movie, but it exposes the sordid racial history that is a critical part of our nation’s soul.

The Iron Lady

Like it or not, the film will leave you disappointed long before it finally ends.

J. Edgar

History Buffs Will Like It, Though DiCaprio Is Unforgettable

In the Shadow of the Moon

Most of these surviving astronauts of the Apollo Moon Project participated in this documentary. The personal story told by these men was as enlightening as it was moving.

The Whistleblower

You know a movie is in deep trouble when the heroine is the twice divorced mother of several small children that she has lost to her most recent ex-spouse in a custody battle, even if she is played by the talented Rachel Weisz.

Winter in Wartime

Along with A Better Life, which I recently reviewed, I dare say that you won’t find a more emotionally powerful film this year than Winter in Wartime.

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