Category Archives: Films Watched in 2014

We Are Wizards (2008)

You might remember that a  few years ago, there was a series of books featuring Harry Potter and his friends, who were all witches and wizards, and even though Harry failed every class he was in pretty much, they kept … Continue reading

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When Billie Beat Bobby (2001)

Just about any sports fan today has at least heard of the famous tennis match between women’s champion Billie Jean King and the 55-year-old hustler and former champion Bobby Riggs. Few know about the build up to the match: the … Continue reading

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It’s a Girl (2012)

It’s a Girl (2012) According to generally accepted statistics, over six-million Jews were killed during World War Two. The thought of this mass murder—organized and carried-out mainly by Heinrich Himmler (though, of course, others knew and participated)—is mind boggling. The … Continue reading

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My Father My Lord

  I didn’t realize how perfect a title “My Father My Lord” was until I started this review. Menahem Eidelman is a young boy—nine or ten—and he’s filled with curiosity about the world. His mother, Esther, is a young woman, … Continue reading

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Thirteen Days (2000)

“Thirteen Days” is a thriller about the Cuban Missile Crisis, and how things were worked out, both officially, and through back-channels. President John F. Kennedy had much of his meetings’ dialogue taped, so the screenplay is almost dead-on. Also, Bruce … Continue reading

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Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)

  “Good night, and good luck.” That’s how legendary CBS News icon, Edward R. Murrow, ended each of his broadcasts. It started when he was in London when the Nazi’s were bombing the b’jeezus out of England. It was a … Continue reading

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The Eyes of an Atheist, by M.A. Neeper (2012)

First and foremost, I want to state that I am NOT an atheist. My beliefs are my own. One reason Twelve Steps programs have survived nearly eighty years is the prudent use of italics: …of God as we understood him. … Continue reading

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