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Four favorite movies with the word "glory" in the title. BTW, gotta know I love 3-star movies, I bathe in them.

Favorite films

  • Paths of Glory
  • Glory
  • Hope and Glory
  • Mad Dog and Glory

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  • Good Morning, Vietnam

    ★★½

  • Gallipoli

    ★★½

  • Glory

    ★★★★★

  • Gladiator

    ★★★

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  • Paths of Glory

    Paths of Glory

    ★★★★★

    “Gentlemen of the court, there are times when I’m ashamed to be a member of the human race and this is one such occasion. It’s impossible for me to summarize the case for the defense because the court never allowed me a reasonable opportunity to present my case.” — Colonel Dax to the Court

    Paths of Glory was the true beginning of God Stanley Kubrick’s career – one that stood up among the best of his everything. The truth is,…

  • The Graduate

    The Graduate

    ★★★★★

    It’s one of the greatest of all Hollywood movie endings. In retrospect, the ending meant something different to me at 15-years old than it did at 30. SPOILER ALERT: At first, you get this happy ending where love prevails, they ride off together. Then you see it again with newfound maturity and it’s a sad one. Dustin Hoffman has triumphed, he has got the girl of his dreams. He’s so self-satisfied that he’s won, that’s the problem. He doesn’t even…

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  • Good Morning, Vietnam

    Good Morning, Vietnam

    ★★½

    Robin Williams is Vietnam radio deejay Adrian Cronauer, a wartime satirist and rebel. Robin Williams is also Robin Williams, spitfiring non-sequiturs and being his own self-serving jester. Sometimes the heated tensions within the army and scattered moments work and we’re warped right into Saigon 1965, and director Barry Levinson cooks up some authentic images—he also cuts around into montages while Adrian is on the air that doesn’t entirely makes cohesive sense (I doubt Vietnamese on rice paddies were listening to…

  • Gallipoli

    Gallipoli

    ★★½

    Mel Gibson and Mark Lee congenial as friends in 1918 Australia; they are sportsmen runners who decide to join the conflict of World War I and get used as expendables by the British army. Can two actors be engaging and still be part of a film hindered by bone-dry storytelling? Peter Weir (“Picnic at Hanging Rock”) is the director with a strong eye for some of the desert photography. What can I say though but the truth: Some of the…

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  • Walkabout

    Walkabout

    ★★★★★

    In Australia when an Aborigine man-child reaches sixteen, he is sent out into the land. For months he must live from it. Sleep on it. Eat of its fruit and flesh. Stay alive. Even if means killing his fellow creatures. The Aborigines call it the Walkabout. This is the story of a Walkabout.” – Prologue

    The greatest film ever made. Walkabout features two city children lost in the Outback, luckily saved by an Aborigine boy who is on his yearlong…

  • Contagion

    Contagion

    ★★★★

    In 2011, I thought Contagion was very good but had far-fetched question marks only because I didn’t understand then the credibility of an airborne virus, microbes and pathogens, incubation periods, and generally the science of it all which happens to be based on actual science. I had looked at it as a “thriller.” I saw it again this week, and it predicted a lot of things right or to come, and while the science has certain variables compared to contemporary…