Film Reviews

Camaraderie and Love in Matrix Resurrections
Camaraderie and Love in Matrix Resurrections

Matrix Resurrections, and much of today’s heroic fiction, speaks to us of different loves, including the love between comrades fighting for what is right.

Foreign Policy ProvCast, Ep. 72 | It’s a Wonderful Life 75 Years Later
Foreign Policy ProvCast, Ep. 72 | It’s a Wonderful Life 75 Years Later

In this special Dark Ops episode of the podcast, Mark Melton and Marc LiVecche discuss the 1946 movie It’s a Wonderful Life and the short story that inspired it, “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern. The film premiered in New York City 75 years ago on December 20, 1946.

007 and M on National Security Stewardship - James Bond
007 and M on National Security Stewardship

James Bond’s creator, Ian Fleming, first explored the moral decision-making of national security stewardship in his 1960 short story “For Your Eyes Only.”

James Bond Needs the Cold War
James Bond Needs the Cold War

Like so many of our national security institutions, James Bond is an asset that the West hasn’t quite known what to make of since the end of the Cold War.

Seventy-five Years of The Best Years of Our Lives: A Retrospective on War and Peace
Seventy-five Years of The Best Years of Our Lives: A Retrospective on War and Peace

Seventy-five years ago, the Samuel Goldwyn masterpiece “The Best Years of Our Lives” premiered to universal critical and popular acclaim. Reviewing the film now, two overarching contrasts between past and present are clear.

Ep. 58 | Lessons from “The Liberator” (Dark Ops)
Ep. 58 | Lessons from The Liberator (Dark Ops)

In this episode of the ProvCast, Mark Melton and Marc LiVecche discuss the Netflix series The Liberator, an animated series based on a book by Alex Kershaw that tells the story of Felix Sparks and the 157th Infantry Regiment in World War II.

Keep Your Eyes on the Trees: An Essay on 1917, the Most Profound Film Since Tree of Life
Keep Your Eyes on the Trees: An Essay on 1917, the Most Profound Film Since Tree of Life

1917 certainly is not a “one trick” movie, nor is it “soulless” or “bad” or “bombast” or a mere slice of cake. No, it is a work of art. It is a beautiful film. It is a deceptively deep inquiry into the value of life, the treasured heritage of Western civilization, and the importance of martial courage.

Righteous Might and the Battle of Midway

Midway is a magnificent movie about the 1942 naval and aerial battle that blocked further Japanese aggression in the Pacific….

Killing Dag Hammarskjöld AND Spreading AIDS?

Cold Case: Hammarskjold is a new documentary suggesting the United Nations general secretary killed in a 1961 plane crash was actually…