Man, all I can say about this one is this. Excellent stuff. This gem from 1940 pits master comedian Charlie Chaplin absolutely tearing apart the European dictatorships of the time. Before the US even got involved. You'll find yourself in a mix of laughing hysterically and just in jaw-dropping disbelief at some of the scathing parody here. Chaplin brilliantly pulls off the dual role of 'Adenoid Hynkel' and 'The Jewish Barber', and Jack Oakie's 'Benzino Napolini' is equally magnificent.However, at times the gags can get a little tiresome and repetitive. Especially some of the faux-Deutsch ramblings. And the whole bit with the 'balloon' globe went on just a hair too long, and had a rather predictable ending... But for some reason you could almost imagine "that other guy" doing the same thing.... And the end of the film brings a downright somber ending to the rest of the laugh-fest. However I think this is 100% on purpose, and brings the
Questar's new DVD box-set, The Road to World War II, is an overdue re-release (with additions) of a 1970's television
Into The White puts us into the Scandinavian winter desert during WWII. Two planes, German and English, have just been shot
When I originally reviewed The Big Red One, the original version, I found it to be lacking something in many respects.
Quite frankly, this is the best, most brutal, most gut-wrenching war movie I've seen in a long, long time. City
I almost hate to say this, but The Great Escape is actuallly a *fun* movie. It's loosely based on a series of real
It is hard to imagine the movie and video game industry without the presence of World War II. The epic
I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall when they pitched this movie. "What? A cast
President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s speech or address to the United States Congress on December 8th, 1941 after the Japanese attacked
This'll be the first look at Private SNAFU. Of course you all know what SNAFU means (and if you don't
Well, its finally happened!! Saving Private Ryan is available on Blu Ray! Awesome! I'm going to leave the gist of
I didn't recall this film being promoted in any significant way, and its a damn shame. Because Memorial Day has
Wow. Talk about a movie that was ahead of its time in its message. Well, mostly anyway. Halls of Montezuma follows the
Oh man, I can't believe I've never found the time to see Das Boot until now. I mean, what was I thinking?!
Saints and Soldiers is by far the best war movie I've never heard of before. Yes, it really is that good.
Call me a sucker for some good old-fashioned old-time military aviation, but 1941's Dive Bomber is a superb and often overlooked gem
Tora! is the quintessential model for a pseudo-documentary war movie, painstakingly attempting to chronicle the events (on both sides) leading
From landmark director John Ford comes the classic They Were Expendable, starring none other than John Wayne as Lt. "Rusty" Ryan.
The Monuments Men (in case you were living in a cave for the last several months) is a fictionalized re-telling of
First off, I have to offer up a humble apology to the makers of this film, Lost Airmen of Buchenwald. They
You'd think that a film about developing a one-off weapon that defies all logic would be incredibly un-interesting, right? Wrong!! The
There have been a ton of World War II documentaries made over the last, what, 62 years? Some range from
Where do I even begin. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is, plainly put, an excellent film that should move even the