Tag: History

The Last King

The Last King

| October 5, 2016

It’s very cool that this movie exists. As it were I believe there aren’t enough modern films made to retell past history. In the past few years there have been an immense overflow of remakes upon remakes but not enough new content telling old true stories. The Last King attempts to fill the void that […]

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101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

| October 4, 2016

In this day and age, any list-format book is, by definition, going to go out of date the second the text is locked, often quite a while before publication. The current version, edited by Steven Jay Schneider, is an update of the 2009 edition, which itself ended with the 2006 film Children of Men. This […]

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Theory of Obscurity

Theory of Obscurity

| April 21, 2016

In the early 70s, an avant garde group of artists known as The Residents started making music and films anonymously.  They believed that with their identities secret, they would be free to produce art in its purest form, without the influences and pressures that come along with celebrity.  Over the decades, The Residents have amassed […]

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Hitler: The Last Ten Days

Hitler: The Last Ten Days

| September 23, 2015

Assembled largely from firsthand accounts, this film tells the story of the final days of Adolf Hitler’s life, hiding away in  his bunker with his girlfriend, his most trusted advisors, and their families while Germany crumpled around them. I for one am pretty tired of seeing movies about Hitler, whether they’re docudramas like this or […]

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Last Days of the Nazis

Last Days of the Nazis

| August 11, 2015

At the end of WWII, Allied forces arrested thousands of Nazis, as well as German citizens suspected of being complacent in Nazi crimes.  These people were interrogated to determine their activities during the war.  This mini-series from the History Channel tells the story of these interrogations, getting a history of the third reich from an […]

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Child 44

Child 44

| August 4, 2015

It seems that just about anything Tom Hardy pops up in these days works for me.  He can do no wrong.  Just in the last couple of years he’s made a wonderfully theatrical drama with Locke, and the awesome Mad Max: Fury Road.  It shouldn’t surprise me that his choice to do a political thriller […]

The Dead Lands

The Dead Lands

| August 4, 2015

For years, two Native American tribes have lived peacefully after a war that nearly wiped them both out.  But now, the son of one of the cheifs wishes to reignite the conflict and wipe out his enemies by framing the son of their chief for desecrating a burial ground.  Armed with his deception, Wirepa (Te […]

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The Rose of Versailles: Part 1

The Rose of Versailles: Part 1

| February 3, 2015

Marie Antoinette, who served as the Queen of France from 1774-1792, was beheaded in 1793. This we know definitively. But with that in mind, what satisfaction can we as media viewers possibly gain from watching a fictionalized account of her life apart from gaining a passing (and potentially falsified) knowledge of history– events which could […]

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It’s the Pictures that Got Small: Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood’s Golden Age

It’s the Pictures that Got Small: Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood’s Golden Age

| January 26, 2015

Between 1932 and 1949, screenwriter Charles Brackett kept a diary of his everyday life working in Hollywood.  That diary has now been edited down to about 400 pages, chronically Brackett’s experiences during this tumultuous time in American and film history.  The book is largely focused on Brackett’s relationship with legendary writer/director Billy Wilder, who created […]

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Ancient Aliens – Season 6, Volume 2

Ancient Aliens – Season 6, Volume 2

| January 9, 2015

I was intrigued by the premise of this series for a while.  If you’re unfamiliar with the show, each episode examines a historical figure or artifact and speculates about extraterrestrial influence in our development as a species.  Well, “speculates” is really giving the show too much credit.  The show presents crazy theories about alien interference […]

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