By Sam Staley | Saturday July 29, 2017 at 10:11 AM PDT | Comments Off on Review: Dunkirk Immerses Viewers in Military Disaster
Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan’s new film about a World War II military disaster that ended up symbolizing the “never give-up spirit” of Britain, may well have established itself as the leading contender for Best Picture at next year’s Academy Awards. But be forewarned: Dunkirk is a survival film, not a typical war film. Viewers will...
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By Sam Staley | Saturday January 31, 2015 at 6:27 PM PDT | Comments Off on The Fall of Liberty and Human Dignity in American Sniper
Given the buzz from conservatives touting the film American Sniper‘s homage to Christopher Kyle as a war hero, libertarians may be tempted to sit this movie out. I think they should resist that temptation. This is not a typical “war movie.” In fact, I would argue it’s not a war movie at all: it’s...
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By Mary Theroux | Monday February 25, 2013 at 1:06 PM PDT | 17 Comments
The culmination of last night’s Oscars broadcast with a Live! feed from the White House with Mrs. Obama (hangin’ with her military BFs) marks the official recognition of the Presidency as theater: like the old Western sets, no substance required. From the very beginning, President Obama was elected based on his strong delivery of...
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