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Oscar, Esquire: Legal Films and the Academy Awards

Adam Banner | Posted 02.28.2014 | Entertainment
Adam Banner

No doubt, selecting "the best law film" is highly dependent on one's personal preferences and even the general mood of the public at the time a film is released. So let's see what Oscar has to say about the best trial films since the inception of the Academy Awards.

25 Great Movies for Our 'Historically Illiterate' Children

John Farr | Posted 04.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

If history itself is comprised of human stories, great movies can make those stories feel even more immediate, more human. With that in mind, here are twenty-five of my favorite historical films, and the subjects they cover.

What It Means to Be 50 and a Woman in America in 2011: A Birthday Message to President Obama

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 10.03.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Once we hit 50, we understand life is not unlimited, so maybe now's the time to clarify our priorities. I can only assume that President Obama and his team have been thinking about and planning his legacy for quite some time. Is he on the right track?

The Best Movie On Faith I Have Ever Seen

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Of Gods and Men is the greatest film I've ever seen on faith. It surpasses even some of my longtime favorite movies on the spiritual life.

Thoughts on The King's Speech, and Other Royal Entries

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Notwithstanding Colin Firth's astonishing performance, the film's genius lies in its being decidedly old-fashioned. Here is a sampling of my favorite titles which concern the venerable throne of England.

Bush Follies Brought Tudors to Broadway

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

Surveying some of Broadway's best offerings over the last couple years, one common storyline jumps out. King Henry VIII and all of the Tudors-related atrocities have seen a prominent revival.

What One Learns from Politicos Who Watch Movies...

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steve Clemons

Lindsey Graham hosted a movie night a couple of years ago and his selection was Seven Days in May. Other hosts were Jane Harman and Susan Collins who picked Thelma and Louise.