Teen Girls Are Seeing Dunkirk for Harry Styles--And Because It’s a Well-Crafted War Epic

Dunkirk is Christopher Nolan’s brutal thriller about World War II’s Dunkirk evacuation, a bleak moment in which civilian boats were dispatched to rescue hundreds of thousands of British and French soldiers stranded on the beaches of Dunkirk, France. The film is a relentless, and basically humorless, portrayal of the…

The Hollywood Classic Casablanca Is Eerily Relevant in 2017 

If you haven’t watched Casablanca lately, you might have forgotten that this 1942 classic—routinely described as one of the greatest movies ever made—opens not with Humphrey Bogart in that crisp white dinner jacket, but rather with a description of the “torturous, roundabout refugee trail” that sprang up for those…

Japan Officially Apologizes to South Korea for World War II 'Comfort Women'

At the end of World War II, an estimated 200,000 South Korean women were forced by the Imperial Japanese Army to work in brothels as “comfort women,” a euphemized term for sexual slavery, for the Japanese military. On Monday, South Korea accepted Japan’s reconciliatory apology and offer to contribute 1 billion yen…