The Gathering Storm (2002)

Introduction The Gathering Storm is a BBC-HBO co-produced television biographical film about Winston Churchill in the years just prior to World War II. The title of the film is that of the first volume of Churchill’s largely autobiographical six-volume history of the war, which covered the period from 1919 to 03 September 1939, the day… Read More

Mussolini & I (1985)

Introduction Mussolini and I (alternatively titled Mussolini: The Decline and Fall of Il Duce) is a 1985 made-for-television docudrama film directed by Alberto Negrin. It chronicles the strained relationship between Italy’s fascist dictator Benito Mussolini and his son-in-law and foreign minister, Count Galeazzo Ciano, based on Ciano’s diaries. Made in English as an Italian-French-German-Swiss-Spanish-US co-production,… Read More

The Counterfeiters (2007)

Introduction The Counterfeiters (German: Die Fälscher) is a 2007 Austrian-German drama film written and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky. It fictionalises Operation Bernhard, a secret plan by Nazi Germany during World War II to destabilise the United Kingdom by flooding its economy with forged Bank of England pound notes. The film centres on a Jewish counterfeiter,… Read More

Fatima (2020)

Introduction Fátima is a 2020 faith-based drama film directed by Marco Pontecorvo. It stars Joaquim de Almeida, Goran Višnjić, Harvey Keitel, Sônia Braga, Stephanie Gil, Alejandra Howard, Jorge Lamelas and Lúcia Moniz. Outline A 10-year-old shepherd, Lúcia dos Santos, and her two young cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, report having received apparitions of the Blessed… Read More

The Objective (2008)

Introduction The Objective is a 2008 science fiction horror film directed by Daniel Myrick, and co-written by Myrick, Mark A. Patton, and Wesley Clark Jr. The film stars Jonas Ball, Matthew R. Anderson, and Michael C. Williams. The plot revolves around CIA Agent Benjamin Keynes recalling the time when he led a Special Forces team… Read More