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Movie Review: Au Revoir Les Enfants

LesEnfantsThumbby Brad Nelson
Anti-Semitism is a cheerful, almost patriotic thing these days. We look back at the days of Hitler and chuckle that anyone could have been so stupid or beastly as to get involved in something like that. More » • (1070 views)

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Movie Review: The Squid and the Whale

SquidWhaleThumbby Brad Nelson
This is by no means a “family” film even though it stars the charming Jeff Daniels and the wonderful Laura Linney who I remember most recently as playing Abigail Adams in the recent John Adams miniseries. More » • (635 views)

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Political Twinkies

TwinkieThumbby Timothy Lane
Back in 1988, a friend of mine looked at some of the candidates that year in terms of that venerable snack (recently brought back from the dead by popular demand), the Twinkie. More » • (820 views)

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Movie Review: The Princess Bride

PrincessBridgeThumbby Brad Nelson
I once said that this was one of the top 500 movies of all time. Rather than this being a slight, remember that tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of movies have been made since the invention of motion pictures. More » • (1769 views)

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Movie Review: Brainstorm

BrainstormThumbby Brad Nelson
This is my favorite Christopher Walken movie as well as my favorite Natalie Wood movie. And it’s my second favorite Louise Fletcher movie, and you can no doubt guess the first. More » • (782 views)

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Movie Review: Death Race Las Vegas

VivaLasVegasThumbby Brad Nelson
Thang you very mush. Actually, the movie in question is Viva Las Vegas, but that’s not how the film ends. More about that grafted-on David Carradine/Sylvester Stallone ending later. More » • (1554 views)

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Movie Review: The Cowboys

JohnWayneTheCowboysThumbby Brad Nelson
I’ll tell ya, Westerns were made for Blu Ray. The hi-res picture really does much to show off those big vistas. And The Cowboys is no exception. More » • (788 views)

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Movie Review: Kings Go Forth (1958)

KingsGoForthThumbby Brad Nelson
Frank would. Natalie wouldn’t. And Tony was quite discourteous. Let me first say, is it just me or does Tony Curtis typically wear too much eye makeup in his movies? More » • (849 views)

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The Making of a Movement

TeaPartyThumbby Geoph2
What is it that makes a TEA Partier? Well, I guess that is truly hard to pin down – but I’ll give you my thoughts, and tell a bit of my journey there. More » • (1048 views)

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Liberalism and the Forgotten Man

ForgottenManThumbby Timothy Lane
Amity Schlaes wrote an interesting history of the New Deal that includes such heartwarming tidbits as a Russian woman who, when challenged by Paul Douglas (visiting her Russian factory in 1927) about Soviet kangaroo courts, More » • (870 views)

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Movie Review: A Place in the Sun

PlaceInTheSunThumbby Brad Nelson
Occasionally a movie goes beyond mere entertainment and achieves artistry. A Place in the Sun is one of these movies. More » • (889 views)

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Movie Review: Equus

BurtonThumbby Brad Nelson
This has one of the most notable openings to a movie that I have  seen. Burton’s opening monologue is intelligent, while probing and imaginative. And it’s delivered superbly. This is Burton at his best. And this is high-brow drama at its best. More » • (1077 views)

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