Anglophiles may know the ins and outs of British history, but most Americans are woefully ignorant of the life and times of the royals of Europe and England in particular, beyond the
Our recommendations and winners for 2018.
Classic films may get academy awards but widely popular films can easily go without recognition. What makes them memorable though, is that these stories often touch our hearts or
The lack of a moral foundation is the fatal flaw of Earl Stone’s (Clint Eastwood) life. This is seen not only in his taking the risk of become a drug cartel’s mule, but also in his willingness to
The farther away we get from major events in history the more they blur together. Thinking back on U.S. history, the 250 years of change from the British period to the present is almost hard to
The genius of the newest Spider-man film is not only in its computer-animation but that it allows virtually anyone of identify with the character. As a white male teenager, Peter Parker has been
To say that Mary Poppins Returns is just a sequel would be wholly inadequate. This is a return of a dear old friend who has been away for a long time but comes back home with the wisdom
In the film At Eternity’s Gate, the style of filming used to experience Vincent Van Gogh’s life parallels the visual experience of viewing his paintings. Using close-up camera angles as the
It takes remarkable courage to challenge the bias and prejudice of culture, especially in the mid-20th century deep-south where that bias was toxic. The Green Book takes us back to a time in
The threat of authoritarian leaders in both the human and wizarding worlds is the theme of J.K. Rowling’s film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Set in 1927 during the
There is no feeling more helpless than watching your child descend into hell through the addiction to drugs. Such is the story of one father who tries everything to save the beautiful son
Almost any American in school today knows the story of Neil Armstrong who landed on the moon in the summer of 1969. Some moments in history are frozen in the national memory and
Hollywood loves to remake films from its past, and A Star Is Born has been remade no less than seven times. This is a classic story of a rising musical talent who is given a chance to succeed by
Seeking justice when everything within you wants revenge is not easy. For the millions of Jews who survived the Nazi Holocaust but lost father, mother, sister, brother, child, the natural human
When we discovered after WWII that a Nazi SS officer, SS Captain Josef Mengele,
had used twins as lab rats in his diabolical and deadly experiments, the world was appalled.