At least Tarantino has his characters worshiping at the right altar: the classic Hollywood films of a bygone era that celebrated the virtues of heroism and doing the right thing, even in the face of danger.
Amidst the devastation and tragedy in my home state, heroes have emerged. Here are nine people whose bravery I’m thankful for.
The series recaptures one of the greatest virtues of science fiction long gone missing in other genres: a strong, self-sacrificing, masculine hero.
In ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,’ Mark Twain creates a heroic archetype that is uniquely American.
A number of very good young men stepped up without a thought for their own well-being to protect and usher others to safety during the shooting at Thousand Oaks, California.
This weekend, ‘The Incredibles 2’ hits theaters, 14 years after the original. Before you go see the new movie, let’s talk about the original.
Clint Eastwood’s surprising choice to cast the people who were the real heroes of the Paris attack works beautifully.
Composer John Williams turns 86 today, which by happy coincidence is the same day millions of viewers will be celebrating the themes he wrote for the Olympics.
Luke Skywalker could be the hero of the story, except for him there were no stakes. There is no risk, and without risk, there is no glory.
‘The Last Jedi’ may be best summed up as a cinematic act of demolition. Disney has declared war on the past, on teachers, and on the idea of extraordinary heroes.
Empathy is a man picking up his gun and running towards a killer. It’s not sitting in safety shooting your mouth off into your phone, or at your TV audience.
If watching soldiers do their thing makes you feel unmanly, take that up with your conscience and local recruiter. Please stop projecting your insecurities onto the rest of us.
Vin Diesel is the Sylvester Stallone of this generation, and the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise is his ‘Rocky.’
The Oscars at their best are about one simple thing: Beautifying what is worth beautifying in American movies. This year, that’s Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge.’
The Olympics are a lonely and desperately needed outpost for a sense of striving, heroism, and human nobility.
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