James Bowman gives an extraordinary review of “Dunkirk”

Dunkirk (2017)

Summary: James Bowman has written an extraordinary review of the new film Dunkirk not just as entertainment but as history. It is a history of the event in June 1940, and a history of how the 1958 and 2017 films about Dunkirk show that we have changed. "The British Empire and the French Republic, linked … Continue reading James Bowman gives an extraordinary review of “Dunkirk”

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The horrifying list of inspirational films about humanity building a better future

Summary: Yesterday's post looked at the rise of dystopias in modern film, discussing what this reveals about America. In keeping with the trademark optimism of the FM website, today we look at the opposite - inspirational films about humanity working together to build a better future. It tells us something important. Just as we looked at … Continue reading The horrifying list of inspirational films about humanity building a better future

Watch “High Noon” to see why we don’t reform America’s politics

High Noon - standing alone

Summary: High Noon is a great and prophetic film, pointing us to a cause of the problems with America, and why political reform remains necessary but elusive. “Cowardice, alone of all the vices, is purely painful — horrible to anticipate, horrible to feel, horrible to remember…” — An insight from a demon (they know us … Continue reading Watch “High Noon” to see why we don’t reform America’s politics