Movie Review – Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” Immersive Tour de Force, Incongruous Muddle, or Both?

Christopher Nolan's movie, Dunkirk, opened Friday to rave reviews. The New York Times calls it "a tour de force ...both sweeping and intimate."  The Guardian calls it "utterly immersive" and predicts that the movie "will doubtless become the definitive cinematic depiction of this remarkable chapter of history." I saw the film last night and while I generally agree with … [Read more...]

New Film ‘Fire at Sea’ shows horror of refugee crossings

(Reuters)Images shot in the hold of a boat where dozens of people died of asphyxiation after five hours in the Mediterranean brought home the horror of the refugee crisis in the film "Fuocoammare" (Fire at Sea) shown at the Berlin film festival on Saturday. A theme of this year's festival is to encourage the world to help and welcome refugees. Director Gianfranco Rosi's … [Read more...]

Movie Trailer for ‘The Finest Hours’ – The Remarkable True Story of the SS Pendleton Rescue

  Disney has just release its first trailer from its new film The Finest Hours, based on the remarkable true story of "the greatest small boat rescue in U.S. Coast Guard history." The film tells the story of the SS Pendleton, a 10,448 gross ton "T2" tanker which broke in half during a fierce nor'easter while off the coast of Cape Cod on February 18, 1952. Of the … [Read more...]