Tom Hanks is incredibly wonderful as the former Captain fighting for the Confederacy, Jefferson Kyle Kidd, in "News of the World." Hanks makes this man (in what is an incredibly well made movie), a defender of all that is good and true and right. He may be a man with demons, but he's a proud former soldier and we watch as he fights for one child.
How exactly does this movie not deal with the fact that Kidd went to war for the right to have slaves and is proud that he was a Captain in an army which had that as their purpose?
Out next week on Blu-ray is "The Greatest Show on Earth." It is a movie that brings us back to the days of big top circuses. It makes us yearn for the popcorn and the sawdust, the clowns and the trapeze.
It is also selling something that never was. We need to be able to see that.
Okay, so streaming services like HBO Max and Netflix aren't quite the video store of old. Browsing through titles is tough, exclusivity makes thing worse, and they're constantly throwing their new movies at you in favor of catalog items. But, that doesn't mean there isn't good stuff to be found... if you look for it.
Maya Zinshtein has directed, and Abraham Troen has produced, a new documentary called "'Til Kingdom Come." On today's podcast they both join Josh to talk about the movie and this incredible alliance that has formed between one Israel-based philanthropic organization and Christian Evangelicals in the United States. The two groups may seem far apart, but maybe it is money that makes the world go round.
Up today on the podcast we have literary legend Tim O'Brien. For his 2019 book, "Dad's Maybe Book," O'Brien allowed a camera into his house to follow him. Directed by Aaron Matthews, the documentary resulting from this, "The War and Peace of Tim O'Brien" is now out on VOD and the man himself joins us to talk about it.