Oscar-Nominated Documentary Chronicles Racist Targeting of Chinese-American Bank

Asian-Americans are often referred to as the “model minority” because of their  success in the U.S. despite the existence of discrimination which has crippled other ethnic groups. However, the label has also led many a racist to misread Asian modesty as an invitation to treat them like doormats.

Oldman Delivers Oscar-Quality Performance as Churchill in WWII Saga

Curiously, Darkest Hour and Dunkirk basically cover the same ground, namely, Winston Churchill\’s (Gary Oldman) first month as Prime Minister of Great Britain. When he was sworn in on May 10, 1940, the country

Remake of Agatha Christie’s Classic Whodunit Comes to Home Video

First published in 1936, Murder on the Orient Express revolved around the most famous case handled  by Inspector Hercule Poirot. Created by Agatha Christie, the Belgian detective appeared in 33 of her novels, as well as a play and over 50 short stories.

For movies opening March 2, 2018

Death Wish (R for graphic violence and pervasive profanity) Remake of the Charles Bronson vigilante classic about a mild-mannered doctor (Bruce Willis) who takes the law into his own hands after his wife (Elisabeth Shue) is murdered

Israeli Couple Grieves Loss of Soldier Son in Poignant, Deliberately-Paced Drama

Michael (Lior Ashkenazi) and Dafna Feldmann (Sarah Adler) live in Tel Aviv with their daughter Alma (Shira Haas). They also have a son, Jonathan (Yonaton Shiray), who is a Staff Sergeant serving at a remote border outpost located somewhere in the Sinai desert.

Top Ten DVD List for February 27, 2018     

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri [Nominated for 7 Oscars] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B078DDYRBK/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Darkest Hour [Gary Oldman Delivers as Winston Churchill] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0788XV93Y/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Coco [Nominated for Best Animated Feature Oscar] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07885CY3T/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

Who Will Win, Who Deserves to Win, Who Was Snubbed

If you’re planning on entering an Oscar pool at the office or online, you might want to check out my pix first. After all, given my immersion in movies, movie biz and movie buzz, this is the one time each year when my otherwise useless font of film trivia knowledge can actually prove profitable to readers.

For movies opening February 23, 2018

Game Night (R for profanity, sexuality and violence) Crime comedy revolving around a couple (Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams) that invites some friends to play a murder mystery, only to have the party turn into a real-life whodunit when the husband’s brother (Kyle Chandler) gets kidnapped by what were supposed to be fake thugs.

Intriguing Documentary Features Found Footage of Late Civil Rights Icon

Malcolm X (1925-1965) is best remembered as the charismatic spokesperson for the Nation of Islam whose fiery speeches helped the Black Muslims\’ ranks swell from 6,000 to 75,000 between 1956 and 1961.

Top Ten DVD List for February 20, 2018

The Florida Project [The Sunshine State\’s Seamy Underbelly] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0788XRYFT/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Vanishing Black Male [Hisani DuBose\’s Award-Winning Documentary] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B001AOW7AQ/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

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