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Sully (Blu-ray Review)   23 Dec, 2016

Clint Eastwood’s entertaining and vivid re-creation of the “Miracle on the Hudson” and its...More>>

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Big Short, The (Blu-ray Review)   4 Mar, 2016

Director Adam McKay and co-writer Charles Randolph find a nearly perfect balance between the...More>>

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Bridge of Spies (Blu-ray Review)   29 Jan, 2016

This is the kind of movie that is right in the wheelhouse of director Steven Spielberg, who is now...More>>

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Walk, The (3D Blu-ray Review)   31 Dec, 2015

'The Walk' is one of the rare films in which the 3D effects actually contribute to the narrative,...More>>

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Civil War, The: A Film by Ken Burns — 25th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray Review)   9 Oct, 2015

Aside from the technological upgrade and the preservation aspects, there isn’t much that a...More>>

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Sons of Liberty (Blu-ray Review)   8 May, 2015

'Sons of Liberty' caters to a modern crowd with a hip, younger cast, and dialogue that sounds...More>>

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American Experience: Cold War Roadshow (DVD Review)   12 Jan, 2015

Boasting footage from presumably the only time Nikita Khrushchev and Eddie Fisher found themselves...More>>

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Houdini (Blu-ray Review)   9 Oct, 2014

Adrien Brody gives an aggressive, in-your-face performance as famed magician Harry Houdini,...More>>

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Roosevelts, The: An Intimate History (Blu-ray Review)   29 Aug, 2014

A fascinating history lesson on how personal experiences affect political life, 'The Roosevelts' is...More>>

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300: Rise of an Empire (3D Blu-ray Review)   2 Jul, 2014

'300: Rise of an Empire' is an entertaining companion piece to '300' that should satisfy fans of...More>>

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Pompeii (3D Blu-ray Review)   16 May, 2014

As it turns out, the volcano doesn’t explode until 67 minutes into the film’s easily manageable...More>>

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Big History (Blu-ray Review)   19 Mar, 2014

What sets “Big History” apart from most history documentaries is its mission statement to...More>>

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American Experience: 1964 (DVD Review)   10 Mar, 2014

Race relations, the Beatles and presidential politics are the primary focus of this this inevitably...More>>

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Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913 (DVD Review)   3 Feb, 2014

The documentary is stylistically functional at best, but the content is strong.More>>

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Wings of a Warrior: The Jimmy Doolittle Story (DVD Review)   7 Dec, 2013

James Harold “Jimmy” Doolittle, a four-star general in the U.S. Air Force, has a lengthy list...More>>

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Right Stuff, The (Blu-ray Review)   4 Dec, 2013

Director Philip Kaufman’s 1983masterpiece remains one of the two quintessential films about the...More>>

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Parkland (Blu-ray Review)   1 Nov, 2013

Refreshingly, 'Parkland' is less interested in grand plots and conspiracies than it is with telling...More>>

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Latino Americans (DVD Reviews)   13 Oct, 2013

If ever there was required viewing for Latino Americans, the recently aired PBS special 'Latino...More>>

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Emperor (Blu-ray Review)   14 Aug, 2013

There’s a fascinating story to be told in the American effort to rebuild Japan after World War...More>>

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How the States Got Their Shapes: Season 2 (DVD Review)   21 Jul, 2013

While the first season of this History Channel series explored the history of the United States...More>>

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