‘Phantom Thread’ has played to such rave reviews that I am loathe to dissent, but I found the main characters so morally repellent that I could not enjoy myself despite the movie’s production qualities.
Reality is pushing back and we don’t like it. We like our wars quick, our victories decisive, and our soldiers John Wayne. That is not the reality of our contemporary nation or military. We need to be careful about romanticizing war through the eyes of special operations specialists—Navy SEALs, Army Delta Force, and the like.Read more
‘Darkest Hour’ is nominated for six Academy Awards and it is a masterpiece because had Churchill opened talks with Hitler, morale would have collapsed, Germany would have won the war, and this movie shows how close he came.