Bridge of Spies: The Height of the Cold War

Bridge of Spies reteams director Steven Spielberg with two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks to bring us a thriller set during the height of the Cold War. A Cold War setting usually screams thriller.  However, this film is a mix of thrills and drama in one epic.  And this is in spite of the CIA’s involvement in rescuing pilot Francis Gary Powers (Austin Stowell).  Everything leads up to the exchange on Berlin’s historic Glienicke Bridge.  This…

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Ready Player One: Visually Pleasing With Flaws

Ready Player One falls a bit short of being a visual masterpiece that’s on par with many of director Steven Spielberg’s best films.  There’s a lot to enjoy at first glance but reality soon sets in after the nostalgia wears off. The film is chock full of Easter Eggs to movies, television, books, video games and beyond.  This isn’t a surprise when one considers the source material is essentially a love letter to so many of…

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Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One unveils trailer at Comic Con

The teaser trailer was unveiled during the Comic Con panel for Ready Player One. Directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay written by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline and based on Cline’s novel of the same name, Ready Player One stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, and T. J. Miller.  This marks the third consecutive film for Spielberg and Rylance, having teamed up together for Bridge of Spies (2015) and…

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The Impact of Dunkirk on the British

The evacuation of Dunkirk is one that has had a huge impact on the British.  If not for the evacuation, there’s no guarantee what would have happened if not for Operation Dynamo. It’s far more than just a British story. “It was a massive event that still has international significance, says Joshua Levine, author of Forgotten Voices of Dunkirk, and a historical consultant on the film.  “Everything that’s celebrated about World War II—in Britain, in…

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Dunkirk: An Event Film That Should Be Seen In 70mm

Based on an inspiring true story, Dunkirk delivers a film that should give Christopher Nolan a long-overdue Oscar nomination for outstanding directing. Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, the war film stars Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy and Barry Keoghan, with Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, and Tom Hardy.  Nolan veteran Michael Caine sneaks in with an uncredited voice cameo talking to Tom Hardy’s Royal Air Force…

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