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HACKSAW RIDGE–A True Tale, Truly Told

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard HACKSAW RIDGE is the true story of WWII hero Pfc. Desmond Doss, the first Conscientious Objector to earn the Medal of Honor.     When Doss was drafted into the US Army during WWII, he chose to serve [...]

ANTHROPOID — Espionage Legend on the Big Screen

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes ANTHROPOID brings one of history’s legendary espionage events to the big screen – the WWII assassination of SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich by two Czech paratroopers [...]

Thoughts on An American Sniper

Thoughts On AN AMERICAN SNIPER   WARNING:  Contains Minimal and General Spoilers     General Impression:  An impressive movie depicting the costs of war on a single individual fighting it, and on his family, enduring his fighting it. Bradley [...]

The Interview Movie — The Farce and the Truth

By Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes THE INTERVIEW is a slapstick comedy about an assassination attempt against North Korean despot Kim Jong Un. Given the absurd nature of the Kim family dynasty, any political comedy about North Korea is destined [...]

Spy Truth & Fiction: Common Handgun Misnomers

By Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes There are basically three types of handguns—the revolver, the semi-automatic, and the automatic. All three are commonly misnamed or misrepresented in fiction. Before we get to the differences in those three [...]

Spy Truth & Fiction–The Equalizer Gets Some Things Right

By Piper Bayard The Equalizer is a thriller film by Antoine Fuqua in which an ex-CIA operative must defeat the Russian mob to save his friend. Denzel Washington plays Robert McCall, a widower who has left his former life of intelligence fieldwork. [...]

5 Espionage Myths–The November Man

  By Piper Bayard     The November Man is an espionage movie in which an ex-CIA operative is brought back by the Company for a personal mission in Moscow, only to find himself pitted against his protégé. It is a fast action [...]

Lone Survivor — Real Heroes and Unanswered Questions

By Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes Lone Survivor is a movie about the 2005 Afghanistan mission, Operation Red Wings, in which a four-man team of Navy SEALs was tasked with scouting out Ahmad Shah—a terrorist leader aligned with the Taliban [...]