Monthly Archives: December 2016

Review: “Pathfinder” (1987)

*** Spoilers *** The Oscar-nominated Pathfinder was a pleasant surprise. I knew almost nothing about it, save for the fact that it was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in 1988 (pitting it alongside better known films like Babette’s Feast and Au Revoir … Continue reading

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Review: “The Bishop’s Wife” (1947)

“The Bishop’s Wife” is one of the seemingly lesser-known Best Picture nominees, despite starring Cary Grant and being about not only Christmas, but with a focus on religion. Perhaps because this film came out so soon after “It’s a Wonderful … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Sands of Iwo Jima” (1949)

***Spoilers Below*** Allan Dwan’s 1949 war drama “Sands of Iwo Jima” gave John Wayne his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. It’s about tough-as-nails Sergeant John Stryker (Wayne), and the men under his command, from their training to the battles … Continue reading

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