Category Archives: Film

The Queen’s Gambit

This is an exceptional series.  I recommend it.  pl

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“The Spook Who Sat By The Door” – TTG

Earlier today one of our fellow correspondents, longarch, offered a link to an article on that contends the current unrest is unfolding, step by step, in accordance with a playbook… the US Special Forces Unconventional Warfare Manual. This article … Continue reading

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It cost “a man a yard” at San Pietro

Most of us have seen "Saving Private Ryan," and "Band of Brothers," and therefore have some idea of what happened in the Normandy landings that began on June 6, 1944.  These are admittedly from the American point of view.  But … Continue reading

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No! No! We Deplorables demand that “The Hunt” be released! (satire)

"The film follows 12 strangers, referred to as "deplorables" in the trailer, who mysteriously wake up in a clearing.  They do not know where they are or how they got there. They discover that they have been chosen to be … Continue reading

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Analytic piece on staged chemical attacks

" … weaponized disinformation campaigns, staged videos and fake news are common approaches used by the US military and special services to promote their own agenda around the world. The US was actively using these tools during its intervention in … Continue reading

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“An entertainment”

   "Our Man in Havana is a 1959 British spy comedy film shot in CinemaScope, directed and produced by Carol Reed and starring Alec Guinness, Burl Ives, Maureen O'Hara, Ralph Richardson, Noël Coward and Ernie Kovacs.[2][3][4] The film is adapted … Continue reading

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Ken Burns’ Vietnam series

I watched the first installment of this last night.  There is another tonight.  IMO this is an exceptional piece of work that will probably  become the base line of understanding of "what happened."  I, nevertheless reserve the right to argue … Continue reading

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“Zero Days”

 "Zero Days covers the phenomenon surrounding the Stuxnet computer virus and the development of the malware software known as "Olympic Games.""  wiki on the film ———— I watched this yesterday and I urge you all to watch it.  The level … Continue reading

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“Good ol’ shoe” rides again – 2016

"Motss decides to invent a hero who was left behind enemy lines, and inspired by the idea that he was "discarded like an old shoe" has the Pentagon provide him with a soldier named Schumann (Harrelson) around whom he constructs … Continue reading

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Friends & Colleagues Writing critical commentaries in bold language has consequences. One of them is being placed on assorted “No Invite” lists. That shunning does have its compensations, though. It adds to the time available to indulge pastimes. Mine include … Continue reading

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