Tagged: historical

The Current War

In recent years movies have mainly focused on either superheroes or reboots/remakes of older franchises. There’s really nothing wrong with that, since we’ve always...

James Clavell’s SHOGUN

Many years before I discovered such films as Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai, Sanjuro and Yojimbo, the 1980 NBC TV epic based on James...

12 Years A Slave

In early October, Alfonso Cuarón’s space drama Gravity was on everyone’s lips as a shoe-in at the upcoming Oscars. It was king of the...

Gangs of New York

DEEP FOCUS: Gangs of New York

The Eye of Bill “The Butcher” As Bill The Butcher (Daniel Day Lewis) stands in the cold snow, the camera cuts in to an...