Month: January 2018

8: At Least “Truman” Isn’t Egregiously Awful

8: At Least “Truman” Isn’t Egregiously Awful

Long before HBO was what it is today, they were trying to find their footing with original content. In 1995, they released “Truman,” a biopic of Harry Truman starring Gary Sinise. He sits on a park bench for awhile. He also learns how government works, […]

9: Ip Man

9: Ip Man

Why did we cover 2008’s “Ip Man” for our second Around the World movie? Because Donnie Yen is THE Man, not just Ip Man. Known in the West primarily as Bruce Lee’s teacher, Ip Man had a fascinating life story that Donnie Yen portrays with […]

My 5 Most Disappointing Films of 2017

My 5 Most Disappointing Films of 2017

| By Nicole Davis | Life is short. Too short to subject myself to “CHiPs” or “Baywatch” or “The Emoji Movie.” So the not-so-great movies I see are unfortunate surprises. If you haven’t seen these yet, and your taste is similar to mine, you may […]

7: “Dave” Is The Best Not-President President

7: “Dave” Is The Best Not-President President

On this week’s Silver Screens & Politics, Brett and Dominic explore the crazy but undeniably lovable tale of “Dave,” the best president that was never president. After a series of unfortunate events, Dave, a guy who runs a temp agency, becomes the most powerful person […]

8: The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza)

8: The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza)

This 2013 film from Italy was received with huge critical acclaim in the US, but it was a tiny release. Episodes from the life of aging raconteur and journalist Jep, a sharp observer of life but participant only in his limited sphere of intellectual party-goers, […]

6: “Virtual JFK” – An Extraordinary Portrait of Someone Thinking

6: “Virtual JFK” – An Extraordinary Portrait of Someone Thinking

In the return of Silver Screens & Politics, Dominic and Brett watch the film ‘Virtual JFK’ – an exploration of the Vietnam War if President John F. Kennedy had not been assassinated. Does it succeed in exploring an alternative timeline? Or does it develop a […]

7: Punch-Drunk Love

7: Punch-Drunk Love

Widely regarded as containing Adam Sandler’s best film performance, Punch-Drunk Love is the tale of an oddball man named Barry, who has seven horrible sisters and some serious anger issues. This week, Brett, Nicole, and David were joined by guest Matthew Sargent, and together we […]