Eleven: Darkest Hour, Turning 30, and the Glory of Littleness

For all of his skill in "weaponizing the English language" and his conviction to stand strong at a particularly pivotal time, Churchill was a flawed man, and that is a strangely comforting reality.

Ten: The Contender, Politics, and The Matter of Character

In a movie that fully rejects non-partisan storytelling, how should we handle the championing of one party's viewpoint and the vilification of another's?

Nine: Air Force One, The American Dream President, and Nostalgic Patriotism

The POTUS is kind of an arrogant gambler of American lives, but Gary is scary!