MOVIE REVIEW | “1917”

By Bob Palmer Borrowing from stories his British Tommy grandfather told him, Sam Mendes (“Skyfall,” “American Beauty”) crafts a unique cinema experience with “1917.” Mendes wrote [along with Krysty Wilson-Cairns], directed and produced what viewers quickly realize is an amazing cinematic achievement. The entire movie is a tale, seemingly shot and told in one take,… Read More MOVIE REVIEW | “1917”

MOVIE REVIEW | “Midway” Offers Much Truth in Story of Key WWII Battle

By Bob Palmer The first mistake you will probably make in evaluating “Midway” is to compare it to the 1976 movie with the same name. The 20th-century version starred Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Glen Ford and Hal Holbrook. The 2019 release has Woody Harrelson and Dennis Quaid at the top of the bill.… Read More MOVIE REVIEW | “Midway” Offers Much Truth in Story of Key WWII Battle