The Monuments Men – film review (A-)

Let’s get a few things out of the way about The Monuments Men: Yes, it’s a true story, much more so than the usual “Based on/Inspired by a true story/true events.”  According to the Smithsonian Institute’s website, the film is estimated at about 80% accurate, but of course producers had to adjust things for the…

“The Book Thief” – can’t wait to read the book

A preface: I occasionally look at other reviews before writing my own because – let’s face it – sometimes we miss things during a two-hour film, and it helps to check around.  This time, however, I haven’t missed anything.  Of the reviews I’ve read, about 95% have been very negative.  Of those 95%, about 100%…