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Monday, Nov. 18, 2013

Movies that offered alternative explanations for JFK’s death

 Most anyone living at the time can clearly recall hearing the news on that Friday afternoon of Nov. 22, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Little wonder that several movies have dealt with those events in Dallas
Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013
 Terence Nance’s semi-autobiographical film is amusing and heartfelt as well as a visually and narratively imaginative exploration of the vagaries of love in all its angst and pleasure—especially during the uncertainty when flirtation has no clear end. An unseen narrator hits pause, a longer film
Monday, Aug. 5, 2013
 Elvis may have been the star of his first movie, but he played only a supporting role in this post-Civil War drama. Love Me Tender (1956), out now on Blu-ray, was a competent B movie from the old studio system, with
03.16.2013 | | Posted at 12:48 PM

The Union is Preserved on Blu-ray and DVD

By David Luhrssen
    Lincoln and Stephen Spielberg may have been cheated at the Oscars this year, but no one disputes Daniel Day-Lewis’ Best Actor award for his unforgettable performance as the 16th president of the United States. Lincoln has been released as a Blu-ray/DVD package.  The Civil War marked one of the sharpest turning points in America’s story, and none of its leading...
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
 A pair of New Yorkers unites for the purpose of seeking revenge. Colin Farrell appears as Victor, infiltrating a crime empire in order to get close to kingpin Alphonse (Terrence Howard), responsible for destroying Victor's
Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

Daniel Day-Lewis is unforgettable as Lincoln

 The Civil War marked one of the sharpest turning points in America’s story, and none of its leading figures looms higher in memory than Abraham Lincoln
03.10.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Joel and Ethan Coen had been off-stride for several years, proffering a charmless remake of The Ladykillers and all-quirks-and-tics films such as The Man Who Wasn�t There. With No Country for Old Men, the Coen Brothers venture into darker territory than ever before, unrelieved by the few glimmers of humor penetrating the moral overcast. One or two lapses in logic should have been corrected and a...