Daily Archives: January 23, 2023

Movie Preview: A fresh trailer for “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves”

Michelle Rodriguez, Chris Pine and support vs that rascal Hugh Grant villain. The tone seems right, flippant and swashbuckling. March.

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Documentary Review: “Filmmakers for the Prosecution” worked to Convict Nazis at the Nuremberg Trials

At the end of World War II, members of the film unit of the OSS — the Office of Strategic Services, precursor to the CIA — were put to work hunting down every scrap of film footage they could gather … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: There is but one “In the Heat of the Night (1967),” accept no substitute

“In the Heat of the Night” is one of those classics that does not fade in the memory. Yes, it’s a thriller with a murder mystery at the heart of it. But “whodunnit” is immaterial to the film’s thrills, and … Continue reading

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Netflixable? A taut Norwegian WWII thriller recalls the battle for “Narvik: Hitler’s First Defeat”

The scores of Anglo-American movies about World War II leave a lot of the history of that global conflict uncovered, especially the episodes that don’t flatter the domestic movie markets of the English speaking Allies. But there are riveting stories … Continue reading

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