Rejecting the Anti-Social Experience: Collateral

July 14, 2021 | Reagan: IN HIS WORDS

“What makes this __ not like any other?” It’s the fundamental question that must be answered in order to justify the existence of any film. “What makes this night not like any other?” “What makes this


The Literal Cost of War: The Outpost

July 07, 2021 | Reagan: IN HIS WORDS

Even though a lot has been said about the obvious aspects of war on screen, there are still more nuanced comments to be made through cinema. This is especially true in regards to American conflicts in


What Independence Day Meant to Ronald Reagan

June 29, 2021 | Reagan: IN HIS WORDS

“July Fourth is the birthday of our nation. I believed as a boy, and believe even more today, that it is the birthday of the greatest nation on earth.” - President Ronald Reagan, July 1981  President


Being a Man of Action: Tenet

June 09, 2021 | Reagan: IN HIS WORDS

We find ourselves in an interesting dilemma here at RV discussing this film. This film is about as apolitical as one can be, but the circumstances surrounding its release could not be more ample fodde


Ronald Reagan Memorial Day Speech

May 26, 2021 | Reagan: IN HIS WORDS

Memorial Day is a time for the country to reflect and remember—on the men and women who have sacrificed for our country, on the principles upon which the nation was founded and on the role we all have


Managing Relationships: Heat

April 28, 2021 | Reagan: IN HIS WORDS

Action cinema has long been a genre that glorified strong and silent heroes. Classical stoics who work through their inner struggles by leaving a trail of bodies in their wake and being the coolest gu


Walking the Righteous Path: The Equalizer Series

April 07, 2021 | Reagan: IN HIS WORDS

“What do you see when you look at me?” This question is on the surface of Denzel Washington’s The Equalizer films as a source of intimidation for his adversaries. However, the meaning beneath these wo


Leveling the Playing Field: Irresistible

November 19, 2020 | Reagan: IN HIS WORDS

“Liberal and conservative have lost their meaning in America. I represent the distracted center.” – Jon Stewart                                                                                         


Did Reaganomics Help Ronald Reagan Win a Second Term?

November 04, 2020 | Reagan: IN HIS WORDS

When Ronald Reagan was elected to his first term, the country was in dire economic straits: The nation was deep in a recession, inflation was soaring, jobs were being cut and the middle class was stru


Ronald Reagan featured in 'That Hagen Girl'

September 09, 2020 | Reagan: IN HIS WORDS

Ronald Reagan’s filmography is something that the current generation are more than likely aware of, but have never explored to great depth. His career as president of the nation is more familiar to us