TV Series Review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy

by Steve Lancaster4/16/17
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest by Stieg Larsson  •  You may be familiar with the 2011 movie starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. The movie was adequate but not engrossing. More » • (439 views)

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Book & Movie Review: Dr. Zhivago

by Steve Lancaster4/5/17
One of the great novels of the twentieth century. Boris Pasternak was censored by the Soviet State and became a non-person for many years. His novel of the revolution and the subsequent horrific Stalin years was made into movies and even a Russian TV mini-series. More » • (1384 views)

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Movie Review: Interstellar

by Steve Lancaster3/26/17
Suppose that G-d, or if you prefer nature/universe, has decided that mankind had spent more time on this planet than necessary and it was time for us to depart. Would we get a 15 day pay or quit notice nailed, where, to the doors of the Vatican? More » • (313 views)

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Movie Review: The Martian (2015)

by Brad Nelson3/19/17
Imagine my surprise to find a modern-day science fiction film with only four stupid things in it, and one of them was not (click here). More » • (306 views)

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A Double Book Review

by Anniel3/13/17
Two Times Nigel Farage  •  The Purple Revolution: The Year That Changed Everything / Flying Free  •  Both Available on Kindle [With Current Commentary at Hillsdale College by Mark Steyn] More » • (236 views)

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Movie Review: Arrival (2016)

by Brad Nelson3/11/17
Let me first off say that this movie passes the Tarzwell Rule which is “Good enough to sit down and watch for light entertainment and a bowl of popcorn.” Pat, we’re indebted to you for this insight. But does this cosmic-surfboard-comes-to-earth movie stand up to its high reputation? More » • (461 views)

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Movie Review: La La Land

by Tim Jones1/20/17
La La Land Makes a Conservative Movie Called “La La Land”  •  There is a certain irony that the movie La La Land at its core is a movie based on conservative values such as the preservation and timelessness of tradition, obligation and self-sacrifice. More » • (298 views)

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The ‘Greatest Film of All Time’ Explained

vertigo2by Jon N. Hall12/20/16
The first movie that I ever really “studied” was Alfred Hitchcock’s seminal 1958 masterpiece Vertigo. It was the mid-1980s and I had just read a review of the film by James Loutzenhiser, a Kansas City psychiatrist who moonlighted as a movie critic. More » • (338 views)

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Book Review: The Great Good Thing

greatgoodthingby Rosalys12/19/16
I’ve been a fan of Andrew Klavan for about six or seven years. He is a writer of suspense/detective novels, several of which have been made into movies. I haven’t seen any of the movies, though I have read one book, Don’t Say a Word. More » • (358 views)

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Hacksaw Ridge

hacksawridgeby Glenn Fairman   11/4/16
Post-modernity would seem to be an era wherein heroes and the heroic are anachronisms, unless the cause is related to the emancipation of the passions or the demolition of ancient moral restraints. More » • (504 views)

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Book Review: Truman

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu10/26/16
By David McCullough •  After finishing this biography, I searched the book in vain for the photo of Truman walking on water. Not finding one, I went back and looked for one in which he had wings and a halo. Again, I was disappointed. More » • (358 views)

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Movie Review: Zulu

zuluby Steve Lancaster10/22/16
I have to admit that this is one of my favorite movies. The only thing better would be the opportunity to talk with Chard, or Bromhead. The Battle of Rorke’s Drift takes place in Natal province, Zululand, of South Africa in January of 1879. More » • (483 views)

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Book Review: The Death of Reality

deathofrealityby David Norris10/6/16
by Lawrence Dawson (2015 edition)  •  This is an important book.  If one wants to delve into the roots of political correctness, the perversion of language, and the poisoning of perceptions of reality, then read what the author reveals about a little known Austrian ‘philosopher’ and academic named Ludwig Wittgenstein. More » • (859 views)

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Movie Review: The Magnificent Seven (2016)

magnificentseven2016by Steve Lancaster9/30/16
This is the third installment of what has become a classic Japanese story, Seven Samurai (1954). The first was directed by Kurosawa and staring the very talented Toshiro Mifune changed the nature and scope of Japanese cinema. More » • (596 views)

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Book Review: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

GoldenTickektby Timothy Lane9/5/16
This book by Roald Dahl is the source for the Gene Wilder movie, Wiilie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (His father’s job is screwing the caps on toothpaste tubes., and he has to support Charlie’s grandparents as well as himself, his wife, and Charlie.) More » • (493 views)

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