The year 1963 saw the release of Tony Richardson's Academy Award winning adaptation of Henry Fielding's 1749 novel, "The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling". Another thirty-four years passed before another adaptation of the novel appeared on the scene. It turned out to be the BBC's five-episode miniseries that aired in 1997. Collapse )

"Who Was the Best Bond?"


Recently, I have been perusing the Internet for articles and forums on EON Productions’ upcoming James Bond flick, "NO TIME TO DIE". Naturally, I came across scores of articles and reviews on many Bond movies. I also checked several forums that focused upon the Bond franchise. The one topic that popped up without fail seemed to be the question of which actor portrayed the best James Bond. Collapse )

"CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR" (2007) Review

"CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR" (2007) Review

Eleven years ago, I first learned about how a Texas congressman named Charlie Wilson led the effort to drive the Soviet Army from Afghanistan after nearly ten years. I learned about Operation Cyclone from the 2007 biopic, "CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR". Collapse )

"ALICE IN WONDERLAND" (2010) Photo Gallery

Below is a photo gallery featuring images of "ALICE IN WONDERLAND", Disney's 2010 adaptation of Lewis Carroll's 1861 novel, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and 1871 novel, "Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There". Directed by Tim Burton, the movie starred Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham-Carter and Anne Hathaway: Collapse )

"THIRTEEN AT DINNER" (1985) Review

"THIRTEEN AT DINNER" (1985) Review

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Peter Ustinov starred in theatrical adaptations of two Agatha Christie novels that featured her Belgian protagonist, detective Hercule Poirot. Three years after the second film, CBS Television hired him to star in three television movies featuring the Poirot character. The first one was the second adaptation of Christie's 1933 novel, "Lord Edgeware Dies". Collapse )

Five Favorite Episodes of "LUKE CAGE" Season Two (2018)

Below is a list of my favorite episodes from Season Two of "LUKE CAGE", the Marvel Netflix adaptation of the Marvel Comics hero Luke Cage. Created by Cheo Hodari Coker, the series starred Mike Colter as Luke Cage: Collapse )

"TAP ROOTS" (1948) Review

"TAP ROOT" (1948) Review

I am sure that many are aware of Mississippi-born Confederate soldier-turned-Unionist Newton Knight and his formation of the "Free State of Jones", which opposed Confederate forces during the U.S. Civil War. I first heard about Knight and his men while watching Ken Burns' 1990 documentary, "THE CIVIL WAR". But I had no idea that knowledge of this little corner of Civil War history went back even further. Collapse )