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THE VIETNAM WAR: must see for everyone (and available through Sunday)

The new PBS documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, The Vietnam War, is one of the best documentaries of the century and a superb history lesson, crucial to understand the America of today.  It’s a Must See for Baby … Continue reading

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The Central Park Five: a sense of outrage

PBS is now broadcasting the excellent documentary The Central Park Five, about the media-driven rush to wrongly convict five young men of the rape attack upon the Central Park Jogger.  The film is co-directed and co-written by famed documentarian Ken … Continue reading

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10 Best Baseball Movies

Since we’re at the All-Star break, it’s time to take another look at my list of 10 Best Baseball Movies.

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Ten Best Baseball Movies

We’re at the All-Star Break, so let’s talk baseball.  Here are the Ten Best Baseball Movies. 1. Bull Durham (1988):  This comedy is the ultimate baseball film, depicting the minor leagues and players on the way up and on the … Continue reading

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The Golden Age of Baseball Movies

    More excellent baseball movies were made between 1984 and 1994 than in any other period:  The Natural, Bull Durham, Eight Men Out, Field of Dreams, Major League, A League of their Own, Angels in the Outfield, The Scout, … Continue reading

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For the 4th of July Weekend – Ten Patriotic Movies

I haven’t found any other acceptable lists of patriotic movies.  Other lists tend to be less patriotic and more jingoistic and nationalistic, less about celebrating the essential American values and triumphs (sometimes triumphs over ourselves) than about dominating some furriners … Continue reading

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