Air Force One: A Classic Presidential Action Thriller

Air Force One holds up almost 25 years later and the film remains one of the greatest presidential action thrillers to grace the big screen. Three weeks after the Russian-American capture of General Ivan Radek, President James Marshall (Harrison Ford) attends an event in Moscow.  At the dinner, Marshall also states unequivocally that the United States will not negotiate with terrorists.  Marshall makes the trip with his wife, Grace (Wendy Crewson), and daughter, Alice (Liesel…

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Gentleman’s Agreement Discusses Anti-Semitism

Gentleman’s Agreement offers poignant commentary about anti-Semitism on its way to a Best Picture win at a time when studios didn’t want this film getting made. Other studios didn’t want this film to be made because of the subject matter.  The fact that it took a non-Jewish producer to get the film made is very telling.  And yet, the prejudice was still showing in the years that followed World War 2. A New York City…

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