Sam Staley | Wednesday January 31, 2018 at 3:00 PM PDT | Comments Off on Review: Darkest Hour Probes Depths of Political Courage
Darkest Hour probes the depths of political courage under overwhelming odds, focusing on the first few months of Winston Churchill‘s leadership as Prime Minister during World War II. The movie also presents a dilemma. On the one hand, Churchill experts have challenged the historical accuracy of several broad themes and characterizations (see here and here)….
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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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