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“Calvary” (2014) A Catholic priest, in an Irish coastal village, receives an anonymous death threat during a confession. Beautifully acted. Very philosophical and darkly humorous. I highly recommend, if you haven’t already seen it. Warning: not for family viewing (language, violence, partial… View More


Final Scene of Godfather II

The final five minutes from The Godfather II. Not only loaded with action and conflict but the scene establishes the relationships between the four Corleone brothers and where they sit within the current pecking order. We see family emotions sway between: Tension to Promise; Rage to Joy; Fear to Hope. It is pure operatic genius. All of this packed into one amazing scene... 1) It's… View More


On the Complexities of Oliver Stone

I agree that Oliver Stone is a genius. But his oeuvre is filled with odd contradictions that oscillate between socially significant to wastefully self-indulgent. For me, Wall Street, The Doors, Any Given Sunday, Talk Radio are his best. Like most folks, I have not see all 20… View More



In Shakespeare's "Henry V", the young king is faced with the dilemma of punishing two corpse looters on a battlefield, two of whom (Bardolph and Nim) were mentors and drinking buddies from his youth. Q1: What does King Henry decide to do to Bardolph and Nim? Q2: And why is this so important today? ANSWERS: 1) He has Bardolph and… View More


BANDOLERO! (1968) Film Review

BANDOLERO! (1968) PG-13 | 1h 46min | Action, Crime, Drama | 1 June 1968 (USA) DIRECTOR: Andrew V. McLaglen WRITERS: James Lee Barrett (screenplay), Stanley Hough (story) CAST: James Stewart, Dean Martin, Raquel Welch, George Kennedy, Denver Pyle, Will Geer, Andrew Prine, Harry Carey Jr. SYNOPSIS: Mace Bishop… View More