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Movie Review: Aleksandra (2007)

AleksandraThumbby Brad Nelson
A weary, but stoic, Russian grandma comes to visit her grandson on the front lines in Chechnya where the troops are no less exhausted. Contrasted with the oppressive heat, the dust-covered military steel, and a bare-bones fort, is Mother Russia herself personified in a grey-haired old woman. More » • (1110 views)

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Let’s Duke it Out

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I find the usual political BS so tiring. So it was nice to run into this excellent bit of commentary by Selwyn Duke: Why Millennials Won’t Turn ‘Conservative’. More » • (1693 views)

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Movie Review: Wake of the Red Witch

WakeofWitchThumbby Brad Nelson
How did I ever miss this one? This is a surprisingly good South Seas adventure. It features three things I love: Jack-London-like sailing adventures, the exotic South Seas, and John Wayne. More » • (1297 views)

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Movie Review: Somewhere in the Night

SomewhereInTheNightThumbby Brad Nelson
A terrific bit of film noir that, unfortunately, gets bogged down a bit by an overly complicated plot and an ending that doesn’t match the smartness of the rest of the film. That’s the bad news. More » • (970 views)

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Cable Series Review: House of Cards (American Version)

SpaceyCardsThumbby Brad Nelson
I watched the first two episodes (available for streaming on Netflix) of the American version of House of Cards. It stars Kevin Spacey as the counterpart of Ian Richardson’s “Francis Urquhart.” More » • (1475 views)

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Movie Review: The Mouse That Roared

MouseRoaredThumbby Timothy Lane
I’ve never seen this in a movie theater, so I can’t be sure if I’ve actually seen the complete movie. It’s based on a novel by Leonard Wibberley, the first in a series of 5 about the independent duchy of Grand Fenwick More » • (895 views)

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Movie Review: Classe Tous Risques

ClasseTousRisquesThumbby Brad Nelson
A 1959 French film, loosely based on a true story from a book written by a guy who was once on death row (he was eventually pardoned) in the cell next to the featured character, Abel Davos, played criminally (in the good sense) by Lino Ventura. More » • (689 views)

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Here’s to Stopped Clocks

StoppedClocksThumbby Brad Nelson
This is more of an extended quip than an article proper. But I just wanted to give a sincere apology to the Paulbots, Paulinistas, Paulistianians, Paultards, or whatever you want to call them. More » • (1186 views)

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Book Review: “Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times”

AndrewJacksonThumbby Brad Nelson
I’m just about done with this book…near enough so to do a proper review. And a very good book it is. More » • (1375 views)

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To TEA, or not to TEA….?

TeaPartyThumbby Geoph2
So now that the GOP has shown its cards (they never were very good at concealing them) the “Battle for the Republican Party” apparently began. More » • (2231 views)

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Book Review: Don Quixote, USA by Richard Powell

DonQuixoteUSAThumbby Timothy Lane
Richard Powell wasn’t a very well-known novelist in his day, although three of his books (including this one) were made into movies and this one was also selected as a Reader’s Digest Condensed Book (which is how I first came across it) about 45 years ago. More » • (2112 views)

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Movie Review: Nowhere in Africa

NowhereInAfricaThumbby Brad Nelson
You can keep your Passage to India and Out of Africa. I don’t need them. I happened upon a nice little African adventure that is a real sleeper of a film. More » • (975 views)

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