The Monuments Men (PG-13)
Saving private (and public) paintings
There was once a charming, make-believe world that appeared on screens big and small. Married couples retired to separate beds. Petty troublemakers like Eddie Haskell represented the worst of juvenile delinquency. Family members donned suits or dresses to relax at home.
Oh, sure—gritty film noir murder flicks coexisted with this Rockwellesque world. Even in the toughest of these, however, few characters uttered more shocking than the “d” word.
This held true even in war movies: bloodless death, aching sentimentality and the occasional “aw, shucks.”
Of course, that was before “Sa...