Film

On Bill Belichick, owner of eight rings

"Here’s what experts thought of the Patriots hiring Bill Belichick in 2000".

"How shapeshifter Bill Belichick has beaten a league built for parity for 18 years".

"The Patriots’ secret is focusing on the details. Every. Last. Detail."

"Five Belichick Protégés Explain His Two Decades of Patriots Success".

"Bill Belichick - Voice of Genius". (14.5 minute video.)

"Bill Belichick On Leadership, Winning, Tom Brady Not A 'Great Natural Athlete’". (16.5 minute video.)

"Bill Belichick's Unusual Press Conferences". (5.5 minute video.)

"Read Bill Belichick’s entire 6-minute monologue about football history".

 


"They Shall Not Grow Old a box office blowout – for good reason"

My family and I saw this movie recently. One the one hand the subject matter is somewhere between profoundly discouraging and horrific. On the other hand it's like nothing I've seen before and I'll probably not ever see anything like it again and it is extremely well made, even beautiful in spots. I read that it was released too late for this year's Oscars, but I think it would be a big upset if it didn't win next year.

Two more reviews: "They Shall Not Grow Old Is the Movie of the Year" and "They Shall Not Grow Old (3D)". 

Related: "Why in WW1 did soldiers both British and German run straight to enemy held positions and get mowed down in their thousands?"


"A Valediction"

John Podhoretz states what he's learned after 40 years of reviewing movies. This is just perfect:

The question I’ve been asked the most across the decades—besides “What’s your favorite movie?” to which the only correct answer is The Godfather, and that goes for you too and everyone else alive, because if you answer it differently you’re wrong . . .