Film of the Day

Her

Joaquin Phoenix in Her

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     22 August   Storm botnet maximum, 2007 Today marks the day when, in 2007, activity by the Storm Worm Trojan horse reached its maximum. Having been identified in January 2007, the worm spread via emails with catchy subject lines such …

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The Descendants

Shailene Woodley, George Clooney, Amara Miller and Nick Krause

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     21 August   Hawaii becomes 50th US state, 1959 Today marks the day when, in 1959, Hawaii became a part of the United States. It came about as a result of revolution which unseated the local Republican party, which had …

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Bathory: Countess of Blood

Anna Friel in Bathory: Countess of Blood

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     20 August   Hungary founded by St Stephen, 1000 On this day in 1000, Hungary was established as a country in the Carpathian basin by Stephen I. The area had been settled by semi-nomadic tribes out of the Urals, led …

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The Patience Stone

Golshifteh Farahani and Hamidreza Javdan in The Patience Stone

A movie for every day of the year – a good one     19 August   Afghanistan independence, 1919 On this day in 1919, King Amanullah Khan declared Afghanistan a sovereign and independent country. His country had been at war with the British since May of 1919, in what is now called the Third …

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Killer Joe

Matthew McConaughey and Juno Temple in Killer Joe

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     18 August   Lolita published, 1958 If you’re looking for a start date for the 1960s, you could do a lot worse than this: 18 August 1958, when Vladimir Nabokov’s novel was first published in the USA. Detailing the love …

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Since Otar Left

Dinara Drukarova, Nino Khomasuridze and Esther Gorintin

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     15 August   Cave city of Vardzia consecrated, 1185 On this day in 1185, the cave monastery of Vardzia, on the slopes of the Erusheti Mountain in Southern Georgia, was consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia. Building on the site, …

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Our Beloved Month of August

Fábio Oliveira and Sónia Bandeira

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     14 August   Battle of Aljubarrota, 1385 On this day in 1385, the battle of Aljubarrota ended Spanish designs on Portugal and confirmed an independent throne in Portugal, under King John I. The battle was waged between John I of …

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One, Two, Three

Cagney reprises the grapefruit scene from The Public Enemy in One, Two, Three

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     13 August   Berlin Wall goes up, 1961 On this day in 1961, Berliners woke up to a Berlin divided by a wall. The capital of Berlin had been partitioned in the aftermath of the Second World War. Like the …

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