Selma Remains Just As Powerful in 2020

Selma takes us back to the heights of the Civil Rights movement by recreating the historic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery. It’s been just over five years since the theatrical release and the film remains just as powerful.  The biggest injustice is that the Academy only gave the film two nominations.  That’s right.  The film only earned nominations for Best Picture and Best Original Song.  While I admit to actively rooting for Birdman that…

"Selma Remains Just As Powerful in 2020"

Saving Private Ryan: 20 Years Later

Steven Spielberg’s war film, Saving Private Ryan, not only redefined the genre for war movies but the film holds up on the 20th anniversary. Twenty years after seeing the film in theaters in 1998, the World War 2 drama features the most intense opening in cinematic history.  Following a bookend featuring the older James Ryan (Harrison Young), the opening runs close to a half hour alone.  Spielberg manages to recreate the Normandy Invasion of June…

"Saving Private Ryan: 20 Years Later"