Movie Review: Put Not Your Trust in Aryans

PutNotYourTrustby Jon N. Hall    7/7/14
FrontPage Mazagine contributor Ben Shapiro needs to be taken to task for his article, Why Conservative Movies Outperform Liberal Ones. His main thesis seems correct, but he off-handedly dismisses an excellent film that FPM readers would enjoy. More » • (1451 views)

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Movie Review: Beyond Silence (1996)

BeyondSilenceby Brad Nelson   6/22/14
If your taste buds have been blown out by over-salted American fare, this movie isn’t for you. This is a quiet little human interest story about clarinets and Krauts. More » • (1147 views)

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Movie Review: We Were Soldiers

WeWereSoldiersby Steve Lancaster    6/5/14
Not long ago I wrote a review of The Great Santini. I would like to follow it up with a review of We Were Soldiers Once, and Young. The book, by one of the most respected reporters of the 20th century, Joe Galloway, is solid reporting of the Vietnam War More » • (1718 views)

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Movie Review: Her (2013)

Herby Brad Nelson   6/4/14
This is going to be a somewhat unusual case wherein I tell you to go ahead and watch this movie but don’t blame me if you don’t like it. In fact, there would be something wrong with you unless you engendered some distaste for it. More » • (1282 views)

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Movie Review: Saving Mr. Banks

SavingMrBanks2by Brad Nelson   6/3/14
This is a somewhat fictionalized and sentimentalized account of the strained negotiations and birthing of the Disney film, Mary Poppins. The book’s author was the decidedly prickly P.L. Travers, played by Emma Thompson. More » • (2339 views)

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Movie Review: Mud (2012)

Mudby Brad Nelson   5/29/14
After watching Matthew in the mediocre and overwrought Dallas Buyers Club, I had to cleanse my palate from the aftertaste of that movie, especially the persona donned by McConaughey. This movie helped to do that. More » • (1182 views)

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Movie Review: Emperor (2012)

Emperorby Brad Nelson   5/26/14
Tommy Lee Jones is completely unsuitable as General Douglas MacArthur. Matthew Fox is a stiff as an actor. Plywood might have emoted better. Add to that some pro-Japanese revisionism and you have the makings of an atrocious movie. So why did I like it? More » • (1420 views)

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Movie Review: Mulholland Falls (1996)

mulholland-fallsby Brad Nelson   5/25/14
Sometimes it’s difficult figuring out why I have such great taste and the movie-going population, at large, does not. This movie is rated a meager 6.2 at IMDB.com. I guess you could say this is a grown-up film not made for text-messaging attention spans. More » • (2066 views)

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Movie Review: Philomena

Philomenaby Brad Nelson   5/12/14
I was battling internally with whether to do a full-blown review of Philomena starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. The problem is, any review properly belongs not under “movie review” but “sociological study.” This film reminds me of many of Mr. Kung’s objections to the Inspector Gently episode, The Lost Child, which he reviewed. More » • (1555 views)

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Review: The Great Santini

GreatSantiniby Steve Lancaster    5/12/14
Pat Conroy is Georgia born and son of a marine fighter pilot. In 1963 he joined Citadel, Military College of South Carolina and that experience resulted in his books Boo (1970) and the Lords of Discipline (1980) and a long term rift between Citadel administration and Conway More » • (2359 views)

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Movie Review: A Bronx Tale

BronxTaleby Brad Nelson   5/3/14
[The following is an encore to the Robert De Niro marathon that previously aired on these pages. You can thank Glenn for that.]  •  De Niro (still not talking Italian, but acting very Italian) is at odds with his son who is attracted to the local mobster, Sonny LoSpecchio. More » • (2917 views)

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Movie Review: The Family

TheFamilyby Brad Nelson   4/25/14
Politics is easy. Movies are hard. I find doing movie reviews to be fun because of the challenge of putting into words why you like or dislike something. And it just gets tiring calling Obama and his friends “assholes,” which they are. More » • (1028 views)

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