Tag Archives: World War I

“1917”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Sam Mendes’s World War I epic is every bit the theme park thrill ride as any Marvel movie. Dean-Charles Chapman and George MacKay play two British army soldiers who must cross hostile territory and deliver orders from … Continue reading

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Notes on “The Great War”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The 1959 “The Great War” is appropriately titled: it may be one of the great war films. Certainly it’s a thoroughly Italian one: a war film in which no one is sure who’s in charge or … Continue reading

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Art Du Jour (ANZAC Day Edition)

Eddie Pensier writes: Garry Shead, Light Horse at Gallipoli Related A previous ANZAC-themed ADJ, by Sir Sidney Nolan.

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Linkage

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “In the decades ahead, should we be as white as we are today, we will be relentlessly driven toward mediocrity; or, become a sad shadow of our current self.” Michael Bloomberg, a member of the quasi-atheist … Continue reading

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Linkage

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Some droll and nonsense-free musings on our beloved political parties by Jack Donovan. Andrew Sullivan responds to readers who are upset by his stance on the ouster of Brendan Eich. We’re gonna need a bigger boat. … Continue reading

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“Journey’s End”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Based on a play by R. C. Sherriff, the 1930 “Journey’s End” is a good example of a movie which benefits from its stage origins. It’s less a war film than a waiting-through-a-war film: for most … Continue reading

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