Winston Churchill

Donald Trump 'absolutely' expected to visit UK in early 2018, says US Ambassador in London

The US ambassador to Britain has said he expects Donald Trump to visit the UK next year.<p>Despite Mr Trump’s recent row with Theresa May over the …

Donald Trump

Joe Wright’s Churchill chamber piece ‘Darkest Hour’ huffs, puffs before surrendering to tepid convention

4106_D013_00374_CROP (ctr) Gary Oldman stars as Winston Churchill in director Joe Wright's DARKEST HOUR, a Focus Features release. Credit: Jack …

Student Journalism

Golden Globes nominations: Sally Hawkins leads way with The Shape Of Water

The Shape Of Water netted the most nominations for the 75th Golden Globes, with star Sally Hawkins leading the way for British talent.<p>The film scored …


Gary Oldman's performance as Winston Churchill could be his 'finest hour'

• <b>Video report by ITV News Arts Editor Nina Nannar</b><p>British actor Gary Oldman is celebrating a Golden Globe nomination for his role as Winston Churchill …

Gary Oldman

As Oscar season nears, let us now praise great actors in bad movies

Anyone who has seen “Darkest Hour” likely came away with at least one certainty: Gary Oldman is a shoo-in to receive an Oscar nomination, and might …


Gary Oldman’s Churchill gets seal of approval from ex-prime minister’s family

Gary Oldman has told of his pride after Winston Churchill’s great-grandson addressed him as “great-grandpapa” following his portrayal of the former …

Gary Oldman

2018 Golden Globes nominations: Who’s up (‘The Post’) & who’s down (‘Call Me by Your Name’) in Oscar race?

The 2018 Golden Globe nominations were announced on December 11. Decided by around 90 international journalists who make up the Hollywood Foreign …


Tauck Adding Shore Excursions for Active Travelers

Tauck, a cruise line offering award winning European river cruises, is adding new options for active travelers on 2018 river cruises.<p>With fewer …


The 4 Things That Helped Gary Oldman Disappear Into Winston Churchill

When Gary Oldman was first offered the part of Winston Churchill in <i>Darkest Hour</i>, he thought about turning it down. “You’re asked to play who many …


7 basic principles for biblical and liturgical translation

The pages of <b>America</b> have lately been filled with articles on the question of liturgical translations. Bishop Donald W. Trautman, former chairman of …


Darkest Hour premiere: Gary Oldman can’t stop smiling as he joins Lily James after Golden Globes nomination

Gary Oldman had plenty to smile about as he stepped out for the premiere of his latest film, Darkest Hour.<p>The British star, 59, hit the red carpet in …

Gary Oldman

Netflix TV pick of the week: The Crown is your next binge-watch

The Crown - Elizabeth - Elizabeth at Prince Philip's investiture - Photo Credit: Robert Viglasky / Netflix<p>If you need a new show to watch on Netflix …


‘Darkest Hour’s Gary Oldman Joins Director Joe Wright And Tells Why He Almost Turned Down The Role Of Churchill – The Contenders Video

Gary Oldman received a Golden Globe nomination today, his first ever, for his critically acclaimed performance as Winston Churchill in <i>Darkest Hour.</i> …


Get Out is helping retrieve awards season from the sunken place

Jordan Peele’s sharp horror satire <i>Get Out</i> wasn’t hurt at all by its early 2017 debut as it continues to pick up steam during awards season. After …


5 Secret World War II Missions Straight Out Of James Bond

They were called the Special Operations Executive, but also known as the "Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare" — a nickname they more than …

Military History

30 Commitment Quotes to Supercharge Your Life

<i>Commitment quotes to keep you on track – at work, at home, at life.</i><p>Whether you’re committing yourself to a career, a partner, or (gasp!) both, it’s a …


It’s America’s turn to ‘fight on the beaches’

The Winston Churchill biopic “Darkest Hour” is a movie that should be seen, but not entirely believed. Gary Oldman’s alternately fierce and vulnerable Churchill is a triumph of both acting and the cosmetician’s art. Just hearing him deliver snippets of Churchill’s speeches is worth the ticket …


'Coco' on top but 'Star Wars' looms

The animated family film "Coco" topped the box office for a third time on a quiet, pre-"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" weekend in theaters.<p>Disney estimated Sunday that "Coco" added $18.3 million, which would bring its domestic total to $135.5 million.<p>The weekend's sole new wide release was the Morgan …


Bitcoin Futures Mark the End of the Beginning

Prices on <b>bitcoin</b> (and other cryptocurrencies suffered a sharp reversal on Dec. 7, with more analysts predicting the beginning of the end for the …


Advent and the little girl, Hope

<i>Hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all.”</i> <i><br>– G.K. Chesterton</i><p>It looked unquestionably bleak.<p>In a matter of two weeks, the …

When Life Hands You Lemons, Go Ride a Horse!

<i>Photo taken by me as I enjoy a few moments of peace with my Syd.</i><p>It’s been a rough year for eventers. Hurricanes, both horse and rider fatalities, …


Gary Oldman on slipping into Churchill's skin

On the day he is nominated for a Golden Globe, Gary Oldman speaks with Christiane Amanpour about taking on Winston Churchill in "Darkest Hour".

Award Shows

Movies Matter More Than Ever in Confusing Times

Their ability to synthesize complex moments of history shows us a path forward.

Jordan Peele

Stars react to nominations for the 75th Golden Globe Awards

Stars react to the Golden Globe Award nominations announced Monday morning in Beverly Hills, California:<p>— "It was my morning to carpool, so I just …


Will 'Get Out' Win An Oscar? 2017 British Independent Film Awards Winners Revealed

<i>Get Out</i> began its journey to the Oscars with an early victory at the British Independent Film Awards in London Sunday night.<p>The horror hit, directed …

Award Shows

White House attacks journalists for errors, but Trump has made his fair share of false claims

NEW YORK – Some stinging mistakes in stories involving President Donald Trump have given him fresh ammunition in his battle against the media while …

Donald Trump

Jerusalem Today and Forever - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

Last Wednesday evening (Israeli time) was a very auspicious and important time: my wife and I celebrated our 40th anniversary. If you'd have met us …


17 massive Royal wedding fails you never knew about

Royal weddings are carefully choreographed affairs that take months of planning by teams in the hundreds, but even the most epically scheduled wedding can go wrong. Take note, Prince Harry and Meghan.

Royal Family

The Best Films of 2017: Cinematic Gold Amid the Dross

Before I lay out my list of bests and the bestest, a few words about the movie year, and the list itself. Theatrical features remain an endangered species, yet a vital one, with an extra spurt of year-end vitality that makes the medium look healthier than it is; how many people do you know who …


Britain’s Ancient Pub Decorated in 21,000 Fairy Lights for X’Mas

The ‘Churchill Arms’ was constructed in 1750, making it one of the most historic pubs and worth experiencing in West London. Christmas is often …