Tag: Matt Damon

Interstellar and Science

Christopher Nolan’s 2014 Interstellar, a thought-provoking mind-bender about wormholes, black holes, time travel, fifth dimensions, and love triumphing all — wow– just listing the goals of the film makes me exhausted. It’s a grand attempt with jaw-dropping effects and solid acting by Matthew McConaughey, Michael Caine and…

History in Films: Courage Under Fire

In 1996, Edward Zwick directed, Roger Deakins filmed, and Patrick Shaene Duncan wrote the script for the commercially successful Desert Storm film, Courage Under Fire. The premise surrounds an alcoholic, guilt-ridden, lt. Colonel (Denzel Washington) who can’t forgive himself for ordering the fire at tanks in…