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Every year, on the weekend closest to the anniversary of D-Day, the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, PA holds an event called World War II weekend. Folks can come to see real WWII planes take to the air and stroll through recreated military encampments, watch FDR and Churchill drive by in classic cars, peruse genuine... Continue Reading →

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One Shot #2: Darkest Hour

Though I had an overall so-so opinion of Joe Wright's 2017 Winston Churchill biopic, one aspect of the film stood out to me just as much as Gary Oldman's spellbinding lead performance - and that's Bruno Delbonnel's brilliant cinematography. And part of the reason is this one shot, right here: Even if you haven't seen... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Darkest Hour (2017)

Dir. Joe Wright Starring: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ben Mendelsohn, etc. Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 2hr 5min Spoiler level: Minor The moment I saw a screenshot of Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill some months ago, I knew I was going to see this movie. I had to travel an hour away... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Dunkirk (2017)

Dir: Chris Nolan Starring: Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Fionn Whitehead, James D'Arcy, Harry Styles, etc. Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 1hr 47min Spoiler Level: Light A lot of the early buzz about the latest WWII drama Dunkirk has called it Christopher Nolan's best film to date. Considering he's the man who brought us both... Continue Reading →

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