Courage in the Air

In telling a good story, Howard Hawks and Cary Grant captured an essential part of what it means to be an American.

Fakers, Frauds, and Fools

It’s important to know the difference between a person who is trying to live authentically and a person who is a fully willing fraud, peddling in lies that masquerade as truth.

Ronald Reagan’s Uneasy Role

We get a sense from “That Hagen Girl” that neither Tom Bates nor Jordan, Ohio would meet with Reagan’s approval or measure up to his understanding of American possibilities.

A Picture-Perfect Girl

Time and time again, Reagan has proven his acting ability, yet this ability (not to mention, the variety in his performances) has either gone unrecognized or is diminished, and often denigrated.

Ghosts of Old Year, Love of New Year

One of the most important parts of a new year’s anticipation is to remain firmly planted in reality. William Dieterle’s 1944 “I’ll Be Seeing You” is a fine example of this.