“Slip to the darkside and cross that line.” – Eddie and the Cruisers In my past evaluations of the Star Wars films, I was very generous in doling out high praise. I was so enthralled with the imagination on display and wrenching moments … Read more
“If human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.” – Douglas Coupland Time to once more put your middle finger and thumb together and press them into each other twice. … Read more
“That’s why ‘Star Wars’ is appealing. You watch someone fight the perilous monster” – Carrie Fisher As Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens ends, “Rey” (Daisy Ridley – Murder on the Orient Express) has found “Luke Skywalker” (Mark Hamill … Read more
There is no shortage of films on the Armenian Genocide. 20 documentary films since 1945. 15 feature movies prior to The Promise from writer/director Terry George (Hotel Rwanda, Reservation Road). However, given the refusal of the government of Turkey to recognize the Armenian Genocide over a century later, the issue is important enough to warrant another feature telling the tale.
In the early 1960s, director Robert Aldrich came across an outline for a novel by E. M. Nathanson. He tried to buy the rights and failed. MGM successfully bought the rights in 1963. The novel, The Dirty Dozen, was an … Read more