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Foreign Film Series Crosses Boundaries

By Kelly Jasper, Daily News-Record Dan Wessner, professor of international studies at EMU The lights flicked on, and 40 pairs of eyes shifted their focus from the auditorium screen over to Dan Wessner. An hour and a half earl ...More

Who are the Reel American Heroes?

By Kenneth R. Morefield In the fall of 2003, I noted that Hollywood had made a slew of war movies in which the protagonists were heavy underdogs fighting a defensive war against a morally inferior invading horde. Some of these films were historical: “The Last Samurai,” “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” and “The Alamo.” Othe ...More

Movies That Stir a Passion

“This man, Jesus, what shall I do with him?” Pilate asked the crowd. “Crucify him!” they shouted repeatedly. As the condemned Jesus was led away to be crucified, an edgy Pilate washed his hands of the whole affair, declaring, “I am innocent of the blood of this man.” Ah, but if the nervous despot had no complicity in the fate of ...More

Spinning Soon to a Theater Near You

If you want to know the mind of the general public, you can do worse than go to the movies. Better yet, ...More