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The Favourite: A death knell for truth in film?

Now that the Oscar nominations are out (to be commented on at a later time), it’s probably time to write about The Favourite, which ties with Roma for the greatest number of  nominations with 10. I love historical films, and … Continue reading

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Lion and Loving

I recently saw Lion in the theater and later that day, watched the DVD of Loving. The similarities were striking. Both are based on true stories, one very recent, and the other, still within my lifetime. Both were good-looking films … Continue reading

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Jackie and Hidden Figures

I spent a good portion of my weekend in the early 1960s. First, Jackie, the impressionistic, rather cool story of Jacqueline Kennedy during and shortly after John Kennedy’s assassination in 1963. Most attention has been paid to Natalie Portman’s masterful … Continue reading

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Red Tails

Red Tails is rousing, brave, extremely well intentioned, a throwback, and historically revisionist. It’s the tale of the Tuskegee Airmen, African-American fighter pilots in World War II. According to producer George Lucas, the film was to be a throwback to … Continue reading

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