Tag Archives: World War II

The Wind Rises (2013)

The Wind Rises may well end up being the greatest film of this decade. It’s certainly the front-runner so far. Much has been made of Miyazaki’s announcement this would be his final film, but it has the markers all over it; it’s what the French call a “testament film”. Like most testament films, it has […]

Mission to Moscow (1943)

I grew up during the last phase of the Cold War in the 1980s, and I’m beginning to feel old, if only because it’s so difficult to explain to younger people just how all pervasive the anti-communist ideology was, how thoroughly Americans were brainwashed into thinking the Soviet Union was not just a rival great […]