The Last Full Measure Review – Strong Emotional Performances, A True Story of Valor

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

The Last Full Measure, from Roadside Attractions, presents the story of William H. Pitsenbarger, a USAF Pararescue medic who died saving men he never knew, and they never forgot, in one of the bloodiest battles of Vietnam.

Written and directed by Todd Robinson, The Last Full Measure stars Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Fonda, LisaGay Hamilton, Jeremy Irvine, Diane Ladd, Amy Madigan, Linus Roche, John Savage, Alison Sudol, and Bradley Whitford.


Academy Awards: Nominations For The 92nd Academy Awards Announced (Complete List)

The film begins in the jungles of South East Asia, as the audience is introduced to a time and a season that is as foreign to them as the years have passed leaving scars in the minds of those who served and sorrow in the hearts of those who lost.

From the war which we see slowly building into an ambush, we move to a traffic jam on Constitution, as Scott Huffman, played by Sebastian Stan, is stuck in a massive back up with his pregnant wife Tara Huffman, played by Alison Sudol.

With a full day of appointments and the news the Secretary of Defense has resigned the career-oriented staffer, with the blessings of his wife, skips the sonogram and heads to the subway to keep the wheels of government forever moving along.

On this day, in addition to the chaos of change, the fast track staff has an appointment with a petitioner for a Congressional Medal of Honor upgrade. As bureaucracy being what it is, the likelihood of the request even being considered is more than a long shot, it is next to impossible. After shaking his hand and placating him and sending him on his way.

Tulley, played by William Hurt, the best friend of mission partner of William Pitsenbarger, who watched from the helicopter the young USAF medic triage, treat, rescue and refuse the call to leave the heat of the battle and retreat to the safety of the chopper, happened to see the halls of the Pentagon F. Whitten Peters, Secretary of the Air Force, played by Linus Roche.


The Lodge Review - A Terrifying Psychological Cult Thriller

Approaching the Secretary, Tulley provides his rank, company and explains his reason for today’s visit is to finish the fight, for the honor of his friend and see this battle through to its end. After explaining the extraordinary valor and bravery, the Secretary decided this was something that needed to be investigated.

Soon Tulley is sitting in front of Scott Huffman, our young Pentagon fast track staffer, who is now tasked with investigating the possibility of upgrading William Pitsenbarger’s Purple Heart to The Congressional Medal of Honor which takes him on an extraordinary journey into the lives of the men rescued, the parents, played by Christopher Plummer and Diane Ladd, who lost a son, and the bloody Battle of Abilene.

This is where we meet the men Pitsenbarger saved on that vicious and violent day: Takoda, played by Samuel L. Jackson; Burr, played by the late Peter Fonda; Mott, played by Ed Harris; and Kepper, played by John Savage.

But as Huffman learns more about Pitsenbarger’s courageous acts, he uncovers a high-level conspiracy behind the decades-long denial of the medal, prompting him to put his own career on the line to seek justice for the fallen airman.

The Last Full Measure is a very good film. It is one of those films that deserves widespread recognition and a box office response as the story of this one man, who for no reason except duty, stayed and fought in what history records as one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.


Walt Disney Company Announces 2020 Slate

Without launching into a critique of how history is lost on this generation, The Last Full Measure doesn’t water down the war, and the PTSD that follows the men, who left the battle decades earlier and relive it every night.

The ensemble cast, which brings some of Hollywood’s most respected and seasoned talent to the screen, presents the true story with substance and an authenticity of emotion. There were real moments, real emotion, without holding back, allowing the human reactions to follow. They were all impressive.

Other than Peter Fonda, who recently passed away, to single one or the other out would be a disservice to the gifted cast and their recreation of the characters.


Spies in Disguise Review - A Fun, High Flying, Espionage Caper

The Last Full Measure tells a story, which could have died if it weren’t for the dedication, loyalty and commanderie of a group of military brothers, who survived the worst day of their lives to fight on to honor their fallen hero.

The Last Full Measure opens January 24, 2020. See it.

Haute Tease

  • Laura Aguilar Fearlessly Reclaims Her Body And Her Journey Through Life With "Show And Tell"

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Lesbian, Latina and large-bodied, Laura Aguilar fearlessly reclaims her body and her journey with Show and Tell: the headline-grabbing exhibition that captured the heart of the art world during the recent PST: LA/LA, the massive art initiative led by the Getty.

     
  • NYBFW ’18 Galia Lahav Review - Visually Stunning; Modern Elegance; Intangible Persuasion

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    For New York Bridal Fashion Week, Galia Lahav set out to explore the intangible of the five senses. GALA Collection No. 5 took on rhythm, challenging ourselves to bring adagios, crescendos and a symphony of sounds to life.

     
  • MIB 3: A Laugh Out Loud Trip Back In Time from Director Barry Sonnenfeld

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Men in Black 3, a high speed, hi-jinks, trip back in time alien adventure, from Sony Pictures Entertainment/Columbia Films and Amblin Entertainment recently held its Los Angeles media screening in Century City, California.

     
  • Antelope Audio Zodiac Platinum DSD DAC: Combining Evolutionary and Revolutionary Innovations for a Perfected Listening Experience

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Las Vegas, NV, January 8, 2014 — Yesterday at the Consumer Electronics Show, leading digital audio manufacturer Antelope Audio [CES: Venetian, suite 29-227] unveiled its highly anticipated Zodiac Platinum DSD DAC/headphone amplifier. With its revolutionary DSD upsampling capabilities and unique 10 MHz clocking input, the Zodiac Platinum helps listeners realize unprecedented detail and transparency, enabling them to get closer than ever before to original studio recordings.

     
  • The Children Act - Well Done, Provocative, Challenging

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Children Act, from A24, presents the story of life within a power couple’s marriage, of an overloaded and dedicated High Court Children's Judge her equally high achieving husband, the demands of profession, of martial expectations, of life.

     
  • 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy, Among 70 Collector Cars And Sports & Racing Rarities Joining RM Sotheby’s 2018 Paris Sale

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    RM Sotheby’s 2018 European auction calendar begins in Paris with an auction offering that features stunning sports, racing, and performance lots, including a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy, a one-of-five 2-litre 1954 OSCA 2000 S and a rare Porsche 911 ‘993’ Turbo Cabriolet.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump’s State of the Union; Immigration; Border Wall; Gallery; Media Stats on SOTU; Castro’s Son Suicide

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Donald Trump addressed the nation this week in the annual State of the Union, which was met with great enthusiasm and dismay, as he emphasized key elements that reinforce his often polarizing view of a Great America.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama/Syria/Russia; Haiti Devastated; Yemen Bombed; Trump’s Last Stand; Girl Power; Bob Dylan

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Obama and Russian President Putin have reached a stalemate in the effort to advance peace in Syria through diplomatic channels with the beleaguered soviet leader cancelling meetings with French President Hollande.

     
  • Final Portrait Review - A Masterclass Production

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Final Portrait, from Sony Picture Classics, presents the story of the creative process of Swiss sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti and art lover James Lord and how the two were brought together in the Paris Art Renaissance.

     
  • Dr. Mark Goulston, Suicide Prevention Expert, Speaks On Teen Suicide and The Warning Signs

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The first week of April is Teen Health Week. As we take a moment to focus on teen health and wellness, it's important to acknowledge the second-leading cause of death for teens (after accidental injury) is suicide.

     
  • Interview & Review: Midwinter Graces: Holiday Magic from Tori Amos

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Midwinter Graces, the recent release from feminist rocker Tori Amos, gift wraps traditional seasonal tunes and modernizes them into a collection of holiday favorites destined to become a Christmas classic.

     
  • Before You Know It Review – Perfect, Authentic, Genuine, Captivating

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Before You Know It, from 1091 Media and El Dorado Pictures, brings to the screen the story of family, secrets, lies, and life in Manhattan, the deals we make, the lives we live, hopes, dreams, life and loves.

     
  • Beltway Insider: President Addresses Malaysian Aircraft Accountability; Ukraine Russia; Border Kids

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Obama along with G7 partners and allies have condemned Russia over its involvement in the intentional and catastrophic downing of Malaysian Airline flight MH17 over the eastern Ukraine border resulting in the murder of all 298 on-board.

     
  • Spectacular Art Deco Emeralds and Magnificent Diamonds Headline Bonhams First London Fine Jewellery Sale Of 2018

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Set to be some of the most talked about lots in Bonhams London Fine Jewellery sale next month (25 April) are three outstanding Art Deco jewels by Hennell who closed its doors for good in 2001.

     
  • Amsterdam Exposed Book Review - Edgy, Scandalous; An Unforgettable Read

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Amsterdam Exposed: An American’s Journey through the Red Light District, from De Wallen Press and Beverly Hills entertainment executive David Wienir, grabs your attention, thrashing your senses with each page and delivers a shocking look into the forbidden.