Tag Archives: Revolutionary War

The Patriot

SOME THINGS ARE WORTH FIGHTING FOR. In 1780, South Carolina widower Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) is drawn into the Revolutionary War when the British murder one of his sons and set his home on fire. When the director behind Independence Day (1996) and the star who brought us Braveheart (1995) join forces, the result is … Continue reading The Patriot


A NATION FORGED IN BLOOD. At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, a fur trapper (Al Pacino) and his son are reluctantly drawn into it; an aristocratic daughter (Nastassja Kinski) has more idealistic reasons to help the colonists. The box-office bomb that was so poorly received that Pacino didn’t make another movie for four years … Continue reading Revolution

John Adams: The Reluctant VP

HE UNITED THE STATES OF AMERICA. Sometimes there are discrepancies between filmmakers and the people hired to market their work. The tagline of this ambitious HBO miniseries has nothing to do with what John Adams actually did. He remains a controversial figure who was dragged into the fight for independence and subsequently came to view … Continue reading John Adams: The Reluctant VP

The Last of the Mohicans

THE FIRST AMERICAN HERO. Some time in the late 18th century, Cora Munro (Madeleine Stowe), the daughter of an English officer, arrives in war-torn America and falls under the protection of Hawkeye (Daniel Day-Lewis), who was raised by the Mohicans. Here’s a first attempt to turn James Fenimore Cooper’s classic into something that isn’t merely … Continue reading The Last of the Mohicans

Drums Along the Mohawk

RED-BLOODED DRAMA! Newlyweds Gilbert and Lana Martin (Henry Fonda, Claudette Colbert) settle in New York, but the Revolutionary War forces them to fight the British as well as the Mohawk. The same year he made one of the greatest westerns ever, Stagecoach, director John Ford also gave us this classic portrait of Colonial life. It … Continue reading Drums Along the Mohawk