Friday, April 21, 2017

Movie Review: "The Promise" (2016)


Directed by Terry George, The Promise is set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, specifically 1915 when the Turks waged a genocide against Armenian Christians. The overlying story however follows a love triangle between Michael (Oscar Isaac), a brilliant Armenian medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), who was born in Armenia and raised in France, and Chris (Christian Bale), a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A Country Receives Its Value From Good Citizens


By St. Nikolai Velimirovich

The most important thing in a meadow is grass. In a field, it is wheat. In a garden, it is vegetables. No one boasts about the enclosure of the meadow more than they do the hay in the meadow. Nor does anyone boast more about the shed in the field than they do the wheat in the field. Neither does anyone boast of the ditches more than they do the vegetables in the garden.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Movie Trailer: "The Student" (2016)


The Student (Russian: Ученик, translit. Uchenik) is a 2016 Russian drama film directed by Kirill Serebrennikov. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival where it won the François Chalais Prize.

The plot revolves around a young man who has become a religious fanatic whose behavior gradually has an impact on his environment and the whole school which eventually leads to disaster.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Hollywood Production on the Greek War of Independence Coming Soon


A new dramatic film, "Cliffs of Freedom", based on a fictional historic Greek tale, written and co-produced by Marianne Metropoulos, just wrapped filming in New Mexico a couple of months ago.

Many Greeks were involved in the film’s story and production, and some were involved on-camera as well. Billy Zane, Simon Kassianides, and Costas Mandylor all play important roles in the movie. “Cliffs of Freedom” also features well-known US actors including Christopher Plummer, Faye Dunaway, Tania Raymonde, Raza Jaffrey, and Jan Udin.