Category Archives: historical

Battle Hymn (1957) Rated NR

 A bomber pilot turned minister rejoins the service during the Korean War.  Based on the true story of  Colonel Dean E. Hess and his book, Battle Hymn, 1956 autobiography. Starring Rock Hudson, Anna Kashfi, Dan Duryea, Alan Hale Jr. This film is unlike any … Continue reading

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Abraham (1993) Rated NR

 The Old Testament story of Abraham and his family as  they are tested by God. Starring Andrea Prodan, Gottfried John, Kevin McNally, Richard Harris, Barbara Hershey. This portrayal of the life of Abraham did an excellent job of incorporating both the historical and biblical aspects … Continue reading

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W.E. (2011) Rated R

 The affair between  King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson is entwined with a  contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard. Starring Abbie Cornish, Andrea Riseborough, James D’Arcy, Oscar Isaac. A film by Madonna. I have mixed feelings about this … Continue reading

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The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) Rated PG

The story of Charles Lindbergh’s solo flight across the Atlantic ocean. Based on the book by Charles Lindbergh. Starring James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith. One of Stewart’s best films, he embodies the essence of Lindbergh with ease. Mostly focused … Continue reading

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Apostle Peter and the Last Supper (2012) Rated NR

Days before his execution, Apostle Peter recounts his life with Jesus to a jailer. Starring Robert Loggia, Bruce Marchiano, Laurence Fuller. This film was a surprise. It tells the story of Jesus through Peter’s eyes, without directly focusing on Jesus. Loggia is wonderful … Continue reading

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Lincoln (2012) Rated PG-13

As the civil war rages on, Lincoln struggles with battles in his own cabinet. Based on the book, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, … Continue reading

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Zero Dark Thirty (2012) Rated R

A chronicle of the hunt of Osama bin Laden after September 11th through his death by the Navy S.E.A.L.’s Team 6. Starring Jason Clarke, Reda Kateb, Jessica Chastain, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle, Harold Perrineau. A truthful, riveting account of the … Continue reading

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Genius (NatGeo) Rated TV-14

This series follows the life of Albert Einstein, who couldn’t hold down a job when he was younger, but had the brainpower to unlock the universe. Based on the book, Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson. Starring Johnny … Continue reading

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Victorian Slum House (PBS) Rated PG

A group of 15 volunteers are transported to Victorian London were they spend three weeks in a recreated Old Nichol slum on London’s East End. Starring Michael Mosley. PBS and BBC have done it again, taking a group of modern- … Continue reading

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The Founder (2016) Rated PG-13

The story of Ray Kroc, who took two brothers’ idea and made their restaurant into what it is today. Starring  Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, B.J. Novak, Laura Dern, Patrick Wilson. This film tells the story … Continue reading

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