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Movie Review: Lincoln

This was my second viewing of this movie about American history that gives the viewer an insight to a particular time in history that has shaped and molded our country through a troubled time. The Civil war was going on and Lincoln was in the struggle to change the constitution to make all men free. […]

Movie Review: My Darling Clementine

This is a movie directed by John Ford about a western ledgend that has some fact laced with myth. The first scene is a cattle drive and it pictures the initial characters getting ready to stop for the night and a lone buggy drive by Walter Brennan playing old man Clanton comes close and the […]

Movie Review: Hell Town

The movie is a Zane Grey story formerly “Born to the West”, staring John Wayne. This movie had a confusing beginning for me. Heading for Wyoming Dare, played by John Wayne, and his side kick, Dink, are involved in a cattle rustling.   They pick the wrong side which is the rustlers side and they […]

Movie Review: The Proud Rebel

The movie was just a vehicle to complete a number of picture deals for Alan Ladd. This did not influence my look at the movie and I am glad that I did because it was a good western. The story begins after the Civil War and when John Chandler returns home to Atlanta his wife […]

Movie Review: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

This is an old classic western featuring John Wayne and James Stewart. The story begins at the small town of Shinbone and U.S. Senator played by James Stewart and his wife arrive in town to attend a funeral of a man who is going to be buried by the county because he is so poor […]

Movie Review: El Dorado

This movie is about two old friends one still an active gunfighter and the other a sheriff in El Dorado. They have competed in many things and still remained friendly. The gunfighter Cole Thornton, is played by John Wayne and the sheriff J.P. Harrah, is played by Robert Mitchum. The story develops in the town […]

Movie Review: The Civil War Part V War is All Hell 1865

The final Disc on this Ken Burns Series is just as moving as the other four. The end of the War is approaching and the Confederacy is dieing a slow agonizing death. Lee is in control of all of the Confederate Army but he was out numbered by the volume of troops that were presented […]

Movie Review: PBS Civil War Part IV The Valley of the Shadow of Death

The Year 1864 This disc is the one that contains the turning of the war against the South. Highlighting the major Generals both North and South. The growing struggle of Lee and Grant where they would have to out think then out fight the other to win. Grant was the failure exhibited by his years […]

Movie Review:PBS Civil War Part III Simply Murder 1863

This is a continuation of the special of Ken Burns on the Civil War. Some of the note worthy highlights of this year in the Civil War was that it was fought in over 10,000 places. Grant had victories and then began his siege of Vicksburg where he surrounded 31,000 confederate troops and held them […]

Movie Review: Civil War II A Bloody Affair 1862

This second disc in two parts highlights the year 1862. The introduction of the Income Tax and the Inventions for making war show casing the Gatling Gun. This year highlights the fact that the weapons have surged far ahead of military tactics. General McClellan is in charge of the Union army but is unable to […]