Category: Film of the Day

Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick in Election

Election

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     23 July   Monica Lewinsky born, 1973 Today in 1973, Monica Samille Lewinsky was born, in San Francisco, USA. Best known for giving a US president a blow job, which the US president bizarrely later

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Lindsay Lohan in The Canyons

The Canyons

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     22 July   Paul Schrader born, 1946 Today in 1946, the writer, critic and director Paul Schrader was born, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. The son of Calvinist parents, he was brought up strictly and

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The man in the moon in For All Mankind

For All Mankind

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     21 July   Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the Moon, 1969 Today in 1969, while schoolchildren the world over hugged their knees while watching, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men

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HG Wells on set in Things to Come, with Margaretta Scott and Raymond Massey

Things to Come

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     20 July   László Moholy-Nagy, 1895 On this day in 1895, the painter, photographer and member of the Bauhaus school Moholy-Nagy was born in Bácsborsód, Hungary. Born László Weisz, he changed his Jewish surname to

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Andrea Riseborough in Shadow Dancer

Shadow Dancer

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     19 July   IRA declare ceasefire, 1997 On this day in 1997, the Provisional Irish Republican Army declared that hostilities with Britain were over. It had come into being, in its modern form, in 1969

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Samantha Morton and Diego Luna in Mister Lonely

Mister Lonely

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     18 July   Papal infallibility proclaimed, 1870 On this day in 1870, the Catholic church declared that certain utterances by its pope were to be considered infallible – they could not be wrong. The Church

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The infamous "drunken-vodka-breasts" sequence from 4

4

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     17 July   Czar Nicholas II and family executed, 1918 On this day in 1918, the former ruler of Russia, Nicholas Romanov, Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias, having had a disastrous reign during

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Woody Harrelson and Billy Crudup in The Hi-Lo Country

The Hi-Lo Country

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     16 July   Potsdam Conference, 1945 On this day in 1945, Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill and Harry Truman arrived in Potsdam, where they were over the next two weeks to decide the shape of the

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André Dussollier and Marina Hands in An Ordinary Execution

An Ordinary Execution

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     15 July   John Ball hanged, drawn and quartered, 1381 On this day in 1381, a charismatic priest called John Ball was killed publicly in front of the monarch of England, Richard II. Ball had

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Everlyn Sampi in Rabbit-Proof Fence

Rabbit-Proof Fence

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     14 July   Nazi eugenics law passed, 1933 On this day in 1933, in Germany, the Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring (Gesetz zur Verhütung erbkranken Nachwuchses) was put onto the statute books.

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