Darkest Hour finds the light to push on through

A Historical drama Written by Anthony McCarten Directed by Joe Wright Dunkirk showed us a soldier's point of view of the disaster-turned-victory that saved England from Nazi conquest. Darkest Hour covers much of the same history, but from the point of the nation's leader - the newly-appointed Winston Churchill. We go into this rousing story … Continue reading Darkest Hour finds the light to push on through

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Murder on the Orient Express, The Learning Tree, Finding Oscar, The Leopard Man, & Loving Vincent

Just another selection of random movies I've finally got around to seeing. A- Murder on the Orient Express (2017), Grand Lake Theatre Much better than the stagey 1974 version, and a whole lot more fun - even if it does take considerable liberties with period details and basic plausibility. Director and star Kenneth Branagh turns Hercule … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Murder on the Orient Express, The Learning Tree, Finding Oscar, The Leopard Man, & Loving Vincent

The Divine Order: Women’s suffrage finally comes to small-town Switzerland

B+ Historical drama Written and directed by Petra Biondina Volpe Switzerland fought women's suffrage longer than other western democracies. Women didn't get to vote in that tiny country until 1971, and they had to wait another twenty years before they could vote in all elections. This feel-good drama about that struggle places the fight not … Continue reading The Divine Order: Women’s suffrage finally comes to small-town Switzerland