Category: Film of the Day

Joaquin Phoenix in Her

Her

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     22 August   Storm botnet maximum, 2007 Today marks the day when, in 2007, activity by the Storm Worm Trojan horse reached its maximum. Having been identified in January 2007, the worm spread via emails

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Shailene Woodley, George Clooney, Amara Miller and Nick Krause

The Descendants

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     21 August   Hawaii becomes 50th US state, 1959 Today marks the day when, in 1959, Hawaii became a part of the United States. It came about as a result of revolution which unseated the

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Anna Friel in Bathory: Countess of Blood

Bathory: Countess of Blood

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     20 August   Hungary founded by St Stephen, 1000 On this day in 1000, Hungary was established as a country in the Carpathian basin by Stephen I. The area had been settled by semi-nomadic tribes

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Golshifteh Farahani and Hamidreza Javdan in The Patience Stone

The Patience Stone

A movie for every day of the year – a good one     19 August   Afghanistan independence, 1919 On this day in 1919, King Amanullah Khan declared Afghanistan a sovereign and independent country. His country had been at war with the British since May of 1919, in what

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Matthew McConaughey and Juno Temple in Killer Joe

Killer Joe

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     18 August   Lolita published, 1958 If you’re looking for a start date for the 1960s, you could do a lot worse than this: 18 August 1958, when Vladimir Nabokov’s novel was first published in

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The Isle of Wight Festival, 1970

Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival

A movie for every day of the year – a good one     17 August   Woodstock ends, 1969 On this day in 1969, the Woodstock Music & Art Fair ended. Billed as “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace and Music” it was held at a dairy farm

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The Doors pose on some steps

The Doors: When You’re Strange

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     16 August   Elvis Presley dies, 1977 On this day in 1977, the King of Rock’n’Roll, Elvis Presley, died, an old man culturally and physically at 42. He had been physically in a steep decline

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Dinara Drukarova, Nino Khomasuridze and Esther Gorintin

Since Otar Left

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     15 August   Cave city of Vardzia consecrated, 1185 On this day in 1185, the cave monastery of Vardzia, on the slopes of the Erusheti Mountain in Southern Georgia, was consecrated by Queen Tamar of

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Fábio Oliveira and Sónia Bandeira

Our Beloved Month of August

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     14 August   Battle of Aljubarrota, 1385 On this day in 1385, the battle of Aljubarrota ended Spanish designs on Portugal and confirmed an independent throne in Portugal, under King John I. The battle was

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Cagney reprises the grapefruit scene from The Public Enemy in One, Two, Three

One, Two, Three

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     13 August   Berlin Wall goes up, 1961 On this day in 1961, Berliners woke up to a Berlin divided by a wall. The capital of Berlin had been partitioned in the aftermath of the

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