Historical Movies

Dog’s Movie House: “Oppenheimer” A Massive Cinematic Achievement From Christopher Nolan!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at Christopher Nolan’s latest epic, “Oppenheimer,” a biographical tale detailing the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy), the brilliant physicist responsible for the creation of the atomic bomb. To call “Oppenheimer” epic would be a bit of an understatement, as this film has the scope and style of David Lean’s great pictures of the past. It’s big, brawny filmmaking that is detail oriented at the same time, with a sprawling cast of the who’s-who of the acting community playing the who’s-who of historical figures associated with the Manhattan Project. But “Oppenheimer” doesn’t stop there: it also tells the tale of the aftermath of the end of World War II in which Oppenheimer had to defend himself from being labeld a communist for his anti-war feelings. This film is emotional, gripping, and harrowing, a cautionary tale about the overriding allure of ultimate power and the corruption it encourages.

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Dog’s Movie House: “The Woman King” a rousing historical epic full of action and heart!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at a fabulous historical epic from director Gina Prince-Bythewood called “The Woman King.” This films stars Viola Davis as Nanisca, the leader of an all-female African army known as the Agojie, an elite fighting force defending the West African kingdom of Dahomey. A new king (a terrific John Boyega) has decided to lead the Dahomey into the future. With Nanisca as a powerful voice on his council, the king decides to rebel against the slave trade that is costing their people (as well as their enemy, the larger kingdom known as Oyo) of their freedom.

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Dog’s Movie House: “Enola Holmes” Charming Addition To Doyle’s Detective Mythology!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with a look at Netflix’s latest original film, a charming little film called “Enola Holmes” which tells the tale of the sixteen year-old sister of Sherlock Holmes. Gifted with the intelligence of her brothers, Enola’s first real case involves her trying to find her missing mother. Of course, her famous brother’s make an appearance, but this is Enola’s story, and what a captivating tale it is.

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