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The Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai)
Sunday, Aug 31, 2008 – 9:50 pm | No Comment
The Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai)

1954, Japan, Akira Kurosawa
The ultimate lesson on why you must stand up to injustice and help others do so; also expect no thanks or rewards, just do it for the ing. I watch this film …

American Roots Music
Sunday, Aug 31, 2008 – 9:47 pm | No Comment
American Roots Music

4 part documentary
2001, US, Jim Brown
200 years of music in America (some going back farther than that) is presented in this wonderful four-hour story that ties in the many peoples and sounds and styles. A …

Citizen King
Sunday, Aug 31, 2008 – 9:45 pm | No Comment
Citizen King

2004, USA, Orlando Bagwell/Noland Walker.
There are quite a few documentaries on the Civil Rights leader, but I liked this one as it was very balanced, showing Dr. King’s flaws (womanizing, poor health habits, questionable associations, …

Malcolm X
Sunday, Aug 31, 2008 – 9:43 pm | No Comment
Malcolm X

1992, USA, Spike Lee
Epic biography of America’s fiery black revolutionary, from his early days as a zoot-suited hustler known as “Detroit Red” to his pilgrimage to Mecca, as a Black Muslim — all with an …

The Long Walk Home
Sunday, Aug 31, 2008 – 9:42 pm | No Comment
The Long Walk Home

1990, USA, Richard Pearce
A small but compelling film about the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The best feature film I have seen on the Civil rights movement. Whoopi Goldberg is fantastic. A more effective and convincing film …

Geronimo: An American Legend
Sunday, Aug 31, 2008 – 9:37 pm | No Comment
Geronimo: An American Legend

1993, USA, Walter Hill
The authentic bloody chronicle of the last Apache leader as recorded in the memoirs of one of the cavalrymen who hunted him down. Lots of violence but it is the injustice of …

Operation Daybreak
Sunday, Aug 31, 2008 – 9:27 pm | No Comment
Operation Daybreak

1957, USA, Lewis Gilbert
Based on the true story of the assassination of Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich by Czech agents parachuted into occupied Czechoslovakia by British Intelligence. Standard WWII action film but scenes of Nazi reprisals …

The Bridge on the River Kwai
Sunday, Aug 31, 2008 – 9:20 pm | No Comment
The Bridge on the River Kwai

1957, USA, David Lean
A British colonel, taken prisoner by the Japanese, builds a bridge for them and in the end even gives up his life trying to save it, so obsessed by pride in his …

For Whom the Bell Tolls
Sunday, Aug 31, 2008 – 9:12 pm | No Comment
For Whom the Bell Tolls

1943, USA, Sam Woods
Hemingway’s story of an American volunteer fighting with partisans in the Spanish Civil War. Saw a re-run in Darjeeling as a schoolboy and was hugely impressed. The partisans seemed just like the …

Ashes and Diamonds (Popiól i diament)
Sunday, Aug 31, 2008 – 8:41 pm | No Comment
Ashes and Diamonds (Popiól i diament)

Part III of a War Trilogy
1958, Poland, Andrzej Wajda. The final part of the trilogy features Cybulski (the Polish James Dean) as a fighter in the first days of peace waiting to assassinate a Communist …