Best Anti-War Movie Speech Ever

Best Anti-War Movie Speech Ever

My wife and I finally got around to watching Arthur Hiller’s 1964 classic, “The Americanization Of Emily.” It stars James Garner and Julie Andrews, with a supporting cast including James Coburn, Melvyn Douglas, Keenan Wynn, William Windom, and two...
Random TV Thoughts

Random TV Thoughts

The Woodstock ’99 documentary that’s airing this month on HBO (and streaming on HBO Max) is a remarkable record of the disaster that three-day event became. From a sanitation failure on the first day, leaving attendees to wallow in human waste, to...
POTD: High Jump

POTD: High Jump

I haven’t been watching much of the Summer Olympics, but every once in a while I turn them on to see if something interesting is happening. The vast majority of NBC’s coverage, of course, centers on American athletes, yet something I came upon last night...
Minority Rule

Minority Rule

From the time we were kids, Americans have been told that, in our country, the majority rules. But the reality is exactly the opposite. It is the minority (not minorities) which continues to pose obstacles to real progress, making it feel as if the nation is moving...
Double “Jeopardy!”

Double “Jeopardy!”

Six-day champion Matt Amodio has been so good at “Jeopardy!” that the other contestants have had no shot. That’s how other long-running champions have dominated the game and run up serious win totals. His take of $74,000 on Thursday was the...
Movie Review: “Stillwater”

Movie Review: “Stillwater”

As “Stillwater” opens, Bill Baker (Matt Damon), a blue collar guy from Oklahoma, is working as part of a crew clearing out plots of land that have been torn apart by a tornado. The devastation surrounding him is a metaphor for his rough past, including...