Reviewed by Andrew DeCort (PhD)
Mr. Holmes is a brilliant film, but the major reviews (e.g., in the Chicago Tribune and New York Times) have missed its insight.
Initially, I grew bored as I watched the film, seeing only an aging, increasingly senile Holmes’ struggle to
Getachew Mekuria, known to his fan as the “Ethiopian King of Saxophone”, spent more than 5 decades playing the Saxophone. When news of his death was heard on April 05 thousands of Ethiopians took to the social media to pour their condolences. Addis Standard reached
In Mao’s China, children were instructed in the “Great Leader’s” teachings from a very humble age. Not only that pictures of Mao were on the jackets of each text book, the contents of the subjects were intended to deepen the students’ comprehension of Mao’s acumens. As Anchee Mee relates to us in FROM MAO TO AMERICA: A WRITER’S REMARKABLE JOURNEY (2004), a typical question in first grade math would be: “During the battle to break an encirclement in a mid-mountain area, fifty of Mao’s Red Army soldiers defeated ten times their number. How many enemy soldiers were there when the battle started?”