By John Ruberry Because American politics, in my view, is dead in the water right now due of the partial government shut down--"Build the wall!" No, "Tear down the existing wall," I think today is a great time to take a peek at a couple of worthwhile Netflix documentaries. Being Napoleon explores the bicentennial reenactment … Continue reading Reviews of two Netflix documentaries, Being Napoleon and Sad Hill Unearthed
Major General Gunther Blumentritt: This is history. We are living a historical moment. We are going to lose the war because our glorious Führer has taken a sleeping pill and is not to be awakened. It's unbelievable. Think of it Kurt. Don't ever forget it. We are witnessing something that historians will always say is … Continue reading The empty chair on 9/11
When I saw the new Three Stooges Movie my first reaction was meh! It was OK but wasn't all that special. When people asked me about the movie however I found my self talking about funny scenes (Do-nut Remover) and laughing. When I went back with my other son I found myself laughing and that's … Continue reading Demoralized as Hell: Clint Eastwood Edition
When I saw the Clint Eastwood speech yesterday, an image formed in my mind: For those too young to remember that is Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In and John Wayne in that bunny suit. That's the last time I saw something this Ayptical from a Hollywood icon. I thought Eastwood's presentation was one of the weirdest … Continue reading The Clint Eastwood gambit worked perfectly, but not in the way people think
My review of Clint Eastwood's excellent Gran Torino is available at Amazon.com here. It's not quite Dirty Harry on Geritol that everyone is expecting, it's considerably better.