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    Cinema’s Greatest Villains: The 1980’s

    As all lovers of crime, suspense thriller, war, western, horror and science fiction films know, creating a truly great cinematic villain is no easy task.  When it happens, it’s virtually impossible to forget that character. We’ll now take a look at the greatest film villains of the 1980’s. The criteria for this article is the same […] More

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    Ten Terrific War Movies You Probably Never Heard Of

    I’ve always been a war film buff, maybe because I grew up with them at a time when they were a regular part of the cinema landscape. That’s why I read, with particular interest, my Sound on Sight colleague Edgar Chaput’s recent pieces on The Flowers of War (“The Flowers of War Is an Uneven […] More

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    An Uneasy Peace: The Disappearing War Film

    They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; One nation shall not raise the sword against another, neither shall they learn war any more. Isaiah 2:4 War is a nation’s ultimate commitment of blood and treasure.  As such, the stories a people tells about its wars – and don’t tell […] More

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    HBO Home Entertainment’s Henry Mcgee

    It’s easy to make some wrong assumptions about Henry McGee, president of HBO Home Entertainment.  Soft-spoken, low-key, well-tailored, he has none of the bombast or flamboyance of an entertainment industry “creative.” He does not reel off movie history trivia, nor go off on a loving endorsement of the latest overlooked art house treasure.  But then […] More

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    The Pacific: An Afterthought

    First Posted on FilmBusters on 05/18/10 So it has been ten weeks and the HBO mini-series The Pacific has drawn to a close. So I thought I would share some of my thoughts on the production now that I have had the opportunity to watch it in its entirety. In broad strokes, I have to […] More