U-571

U-571 is a hybrid. While shot in color and using ample amounts of 21st century technology, it's basically a 1940s film - one that the World War II Office of War Information would have readily approved. It's a testosterone-fest  ...

West Beirut

Ziad Doueiri worked as a cameraman in a dozen films, including Quentin Tarantino's hits Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs. But his debut film as writer/director, West Beirut, is an original, all his own and straight from the heart. A  ...

The World is Not Enough

The World is Not Enough is the nineteenth film based on the Ian Fleming character, James Bond. You would have to be a hermit on Mars not to have at least some familiarity with Agent 007 (in Her Majesty's  ...

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History Boys Official Website Directed by Nicholas Hytner Written by Alan Bennett This witty and delightfully exuberant movie revolves around the scholastic future of eight gifted teenage boys in Yorkshire, England. The History  ...

3000 Miles to Graceland

It's no big secret that in 21st century Hollywood, scripts are sold and movies go into production based on "trailer moments" - those one-liners, action sequences and special effects shots that serve as fodder for the two-minute promos designed  ...

Angel’s Ladies

"Go west, young man!" So goes the rallying cry of Manifest Destiny, the beckoning of American exploration, and often, the pillaging of the “wild west.” Take a step forward to modern times, and such ghostly whispers can be heard  ...

City Lights

City Lights is a product of the closing days of the silent film era. By the time it was released, talking films were in the theaters. Would that half the talkies to come were masterpieces as rewarding as this  ...

Cradle Will Rock

Other cds: Blitzstein works including excerpts from The Cradle Will Rock..Leonard Bernstein (1998) The Cradle Will Rock 1994 Los Angeles Cast The Cradle Will Rock: 1985 London Cast Cradle Will Rock is a  ...

Enemy at the Gates

a novel on the same subject matter: War of the Rats Enemy at the Gates takes the legend of a venerated Soviet war hero, Vassili Zaitsev, and fictionalizes it into a Hollywood-style  ...

Farinelli

Despite its Golden Globe award, Farinelli seemed to come and go without a lot of notice in the United States just a few years ago. Perhaps the subject matter, centering on an 18th century castrato, and the world of  ...