Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Review - The Gathering Storm

Winston Churchill is the role Albert Finney was born to play. Here we find the toxic gasbag struggling to find his place in the pre-war government and in his strained marriage. Churchill fans might like this better than I did. See if desperate

Friday, April 21, 2017

Review - Tropic Thunder

Details about this picture seem to crop up with unusual frequency in Sporcle movie quizzes. So I thought I should probably break down and watch it. I should have resigned myself to missing a few questions here and there. I expected this to be stupid and offensive, but not quite on this level. Wish I’d skipped it

Friday, April 7, 2017

Review - Hitler: A Career

After the results of the 2016 general election sank in, I developed a strong curiosity about how societies make the transition from democracy to dictatorship. Though the Roman Empire probably has more to teach us about our current circumstances, the subject of this long documentary is also worth a look. This version of the story is thorough but doesn’t uncover much that isn’t already common knowledge even to casual students of the era. Mildly amusing