Tag Archives: Civil War


The General (1926)

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“If you lose this war, don’t blame me!” yells Johnnie Gray at the recruiter who rejected him. Buster Keaton is one of the greatest silent filmmakers of all time.  He is responsible for some of the best silent film comedies, … Continue reading


Defining 2012 Part Two

(continued from Defining 2012 Part One) One could argue that 2012 might have marked the end of the Men In Black franchise.  Men In Black 3 was released in 2012 to positive reviews but its domestic box office take was … Continue reading


Django Unchained (2012)

“The name’s Django.”  “How do you spell it?” asks Amerigo Vessepi.  “D-J-A-N-G-O.  The ‘D’ is silent,” says Django.  Vessepi responds, “I know.” I was quite enthusiastic about Quentin Tarantino’s latest film.  Tarantino would be tackling a Spaghetti Western, or a … Continue reading


Ang Lee: An Appreciation Part Two

(continued from Ang Lee: An Appreciation Part One) 1999’s Ride With the Devil: Based on the novel ‘Woe To Live On” by Daniel Woodrell, the film centers on a Southern militiaman who joins a group of marauders called the Bushwhackers … Continue reading


The Sound of ‘Lincoln’

I’m really excited now that Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln has finally been released.  I’ve waited for years for Spielberg to return to the Civil War era ever since I saw the end of Amistad on TV more than ten years ago.  … Continue reading