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    Stories of English heroism during World War II never fail to inspire me. They also make me wonder how I would have managed had I lived in a rural English village, like the Cheshire village of  ...

Indian Summers – Season 1 on PBS Masterpiece

    This dramatic nine-part historical series recounts the 1930s summers spent at the station of Simla, in the foothills of the Himalayas, by a group of upper-crust British socialites as the ruling British Raj is beginning to  ...

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

    I would bet that nearly all of my readers use one or more Apple products, are generally familiar with Steve Jobs’ career or may have read one of the several dozen books about him. Nevertheless readers,  ...

Best of Enemies (2015)

      Why would a 2015 audience want to see a documentary about televised political debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley that occurred almost 50 years ago? Because “Best of Enemies” brilliantly recreates  ...

Irrational Man (2015)

    Not all Woody Allen movies are brilliant, but all have merit in some shape or form. The dark comedy, “Irrational Man,” a superficial version of much finer Allen films (e.g., “Crimes and Misdemeanors” and “Match Point”),  ...

The Third Man (1949)

    You can now see that fabulous post-war international noir classic, “The Third Man” (1949) in fully restored 4k (4,000 + pixels) resolution. And Graham Green’s meticulous writing, Carol Reed’s innovative directing, Joseph Cotten’s and Orson Welles’  ...