Archive for the 'movie reviews' Category

7 January, 2012

Posted by Socrates in movie reviews, movies, Socrates, White art/architecture at 4:59 pm | Permanent Link

Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown (aka, Mrs. Brown), 1997, starring Judi Dench and Billy Connolly. This movie is set in England in the 1860s. It’s a true account of the relationship between Queen Victoria and her Scottish servant, John Brown. Brown was somewhat controversial. Antony Sher gives an interesting performance as the Jewish prime minister Benjamin […]

19 November, 2011

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“Carriers” (2009), starring Chris Pine and Piper Perabo. This movie is about a modern-day Black Death, a deadly plague that kills most of the citizens in America. The movie focuses on a handful of young, White adults who are traveling across the Southwest trying to avoid the disease. The movie was filmed largely in New […]

25 July, 2011

Posted by Socrates in Holocaust, holocaust racket, Holocaustianity, jewed culture, movie reviews, movies, Socrates at 12:38 pm | Permanent Link

…but how could we forget? There’s a new Holocaust movie every 2 months and a newspaper/magazine story every 2 days. [Movie Review].

17 June, 2011

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Barry Lyndon (1975), starring Ryan O’Neil and Marisa Berenson. Written and directed by Stanley Kubrick. I like period pieces, so of course I would like this movie. Based on a William Thackeray novel and set in the 18th century, this movie is about the social and economic rise and fall of a roguish Irishman (O’Neil). […]

7 January, 2011

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Zulu (1964, starring Michael Caine and Stanley Baker). Zulu is based on a true event. It’s about an epic battle between British Army soldiers and negro warriors (the Zulu) in 1879 in Natal province, South Africa [1]. The Zulu attack on the British soldiers is relentless and bloody, lasting 2 or 3 days. The British […]

29 November, 2010

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The Fantasticks (United Artists Films, 1995, starring Jean Louisa Kelly and Joe McIntyre). This musical about a mysterious carnival was originally an off-Broadway play, which first premiered in 1960, with music by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. So impressed was I with the music and singing in The Fantasticks that I can almost (repeat: almost) […]

19 August, 2010

Posted by Socrates in Hollywood, movie reviews, movies, Socrates at 4:44 am | Permanent Link

The Stepford Wives (1975, starring Katharine Ross and Paula Prentiss; based on the book by Ira Levin). If this movie was meant to portray gentile men as evil anti-progressives who want obedient wives who exist only to cook and clean, I think it back-fired. I think most men would want a Stepford wife – in […]

15 June, 2010

Posted by Socrates in French Revolution, history, History for newbies, movie reviews, movies, Socrates, Western culture at 12:38 am | Permanent Link

“Danton” (1983), starring Gerard Depardieu. In French with English subtitles. This movie was directed by Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda, who also directed the 2007 movie “Katyn,” about the infamous forest massacre of 1940. Wajda’s father was murdered in the Katyn massacre. “Danton” is about one of the most horrible events in human history: the French […]

17 May, 2010

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“Robin Hood” (2010), starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett. Directed by Ridley Scott. I expected much more from a Crowe/Scott pair-up. I found the movie to be “lots of show, but not much go.” Plus, this version of Marian was too much of a feminist for me. Gimme the 1938 Errol Flynn version of RH […]

9 November, 2009

Posted by Socrates in liberalism, liberals, movie reviews, movies, Socrates at 11:00 am | Permanent Link

“The Widow of Saint-Pierre” (2000; starring Juliette Binoche and Daniel Auteuil, in French with English subtitles). This movie is a departure of sorts, since, for once, being liberal has severe consequences, as a French army captain/jail warden and his wife find out on a remote, French island (Saint-Pierre) located off of Newfoundland in 1849-1850. They […]