I hope you're going to be reviewing Devotion. I'm very familiar with the story, having interviewed Tom Hudner 20 years ago (the story is chapter one of my book The Frozen Chosen). I also know how much effort Adam Makos (author of the book the movie is adapted from) went to to tell the whole story.

It's also a triumph of CGI that doesn't look like CGI. When you watch it, remember they had two real F4Us, operating from an airport in eastern Washington State. There was no aircraft carrier, there was no flying over Korea. There were no large formations. The only historical "glitch" is they took the story of Jesse Folmar's run-in with a MiG-15 in 1952 and put it in here - in actuality in November 1950, when this story is set, the MiGs were barely venturing past the Yalu, though they had chased and shot down Air Force F-51 Mustangs over the Yalu bridges. But as a historian who is also a screenwriter, I can understand why it was irresistible. And it doesn't harm the overall tale.

As an interesting historical aside, when race riots broke out in the Navy in 1969 over the treatment of non-whites (having been in, I can testify it was very "southern" then), Admiral Zumwalt called then-Captain Tom Hudner - who was the only white naval officer with the moral authority to carry out the assignment because this story was known in the African-American community - and sent him to the bases where the riots had happened, to review things and take action to "restore justice." The Hudner Reforms were then adopted throughout the Navy, which was revolutionary. When the services went all-volunteer, the other services adopted these reforms, leading to the point where - today - the US military is the American institution that comes closest to being truly "equal opportunity." So, the friendship in this story still echoes in our contemporary society.

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Somewhere back in the day I remember watching 'Run Lola Run' on HBO. It struck me as a cross between alternate time lines and '24' with a 'Speed' vibe.

I read the review on 'The Menu' it sounds like something where Gordon Ramsay would look at the crowd/Patrons and remark "Bloody hell, what the f___ is going on here, the food is great but the people are insane". The film sounds intriguing, I liked 'Crimes of the Future'

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