Anchors Aweigh is the first of three 1940s musical buddy comedies that pair Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra together on the screen. Kelly and Sinatra starred together in Take Me Out To The Ball Game in 1945 and then again in On the Town in 1949. Funny enough, their first and last film together see them as a pair of sailors on leave from the U.S. Navy. One is set in California while the other…"Anchors Aweigh: Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra’s First Team-Up"
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Air Force One marked its 25th anniversary and Sony is celebrating by releasing the film on a 4K Ultra HD Limited Edition SteelBook. Technically speaking, this release is not a special anniversary edition. That being said, there is a key difference from the previous 4K UHD release in 2020. This edition features Dolby Vision whereas the previous version does not. Aside from minor changes, what follows below is my original review from 2020: Air Force…"Air Force One Gets 4K UHD Limited Edition SteelBook"
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…"Air Force One: A Classic Presidential Action Thriller"
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…"Gentleman’s Agreement Discusses Antisemitism"