Results tagged with 'world war ii'
Published Aug. 23, 2015
If you're planning on riffing off of one of Hollywood's greatest director's greatest movies, you better know what you're doing. Luckily, the man behind "Phoenix" is the extremely talented German director Christian Petzold, who smartly takes a touch of Hitchcock and twists it into an impressive project all of his own, a brilliantly crafted modern post-war noir carefully cloaked in mystery that slowly but satisfyingly burns to a quiet fireworks display of a finale.
Published Jan. 3, 2015
You could list every potential synonym for incredible - amazing, triumphant, inspirational, awe-worthy, etc. - and it would still fall short of giving Louis Zamperini's life its due. "Unbroken," the movie blessed with bringing his remarkable story to the big screen, unfortunately lives up to none of those words. It is anything but amazing or triumphant or inspirational or awe-worthy. It manages to take cinematic gold and morph it into pewter.
Published Oct. 22, 2014
As the rare tank-based WWII action movie, Ayer's latest decently satisfies. When "Fury" tries to be anything more, however, the story's treading gets gummed up, and the effective machine loses steam.
Published Aug. 15, 2013
Most Milwaukeeans know names like Ben Marcus, Nate Zelazo and the Kohl Family. But what about Irving Solomon, Spencer Frank and Lee Lewis? If you're curious about these lesser-known pillars of the Milwaukee business community, head to the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Ave., for a new exhibit. "Pushcarts to Professionals: The Evolution of Jewish Business in Milwaukee" showcases the impact of Jewish business on Milwaukee's culture and economy over the past 170 years.
Published June 8, 2013
Wisconsin duck tours in the Wisconsin Dells last about an hour and take place on land and water. Beautiful scenery, moments of thrill and a little bit of splash make the experience well worth the time and money.
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The effort of North Korea to suppress Sony's satirical film "The Interview" has failed, but only after initial success. For months, Pyongyang has expressed outrage about the irreverent production.In November, Sony discovered computers were breached by a group called "The Guardians ...
Wednesday December 7th, 2011 - Fox Lake, IL December 7th. A date which will live in infamy. 70 years ago today, the generation who would become known as our greatest generation had their world turned upside down with Pearl Harbor. It has special significance with me because my grandpa...
Monday May 30th, 2011 - Fox Lake, IL Memorial Day - or as my grandparents used to call it ‘Decoration Day’. I don’t need any more sadness in my life right now, but how can it be avoided? I’m very thankful for every freedom I have as an American, but I never los...
Thursday November 11th, 2010 - Miami, FL Far too many overly serious topics are coming to the forefront at once lately, at least for my tastes, but they are. I want to focus on fun and funny and doing as much good with as much time as I have left on this cockeyed little space pebble f...
This Christmas season, devoted to charity and peace, is also the sixty-fifth anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, Americans’ largest land battle. The U.S. has begun to withdraw troops from Iraq, while expanding forces to combat the v...
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