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War

In a gentleman's war, one or the more baffling etiquettes is that soldiers are required to offer aid an assistance to the victims that they themselves tried to kill. It is kind of back-asswards, in my…
If you are a fan of John Jakes, old school TV miniseries, Revolution Era America, or TV stars of the '70s and '80s, The Kent Chronicles are going to be right up your alley. That covers a lot of bases,…
Revisiting Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, I found that my response to the film was pretty much the same as my initial impression: It is one part great movie, and one part pretty good movie. I gu…
It's a shame that this film is only well-known in its native country of Japan and by discerning international fans of anime. In the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com), it is consistently voted by …
American Son is a timely, thoughtful indie film about a young man named Mike (Nick Cannon) who is about to be deployed to Iraq.  Only a four-day Thanksgiving holiday stands between him and the scaries…
The story follows a group of young Germans who, swept up in a tide of patriotism, join the military to fight for the fatherland in World War I. It is first unclear whom the story is going to follow, b…
Though I am often swayed and a bit star-struck when a director I admire—in this case Jean-Pierre Jeunet (City of Lost Children, Amélie)—is presenting his own film, as was the case of the screening of …
As bloated as Marlon Brando, Redux is a three-plus hour re-edited director's cut of what is widely agreed to be a great film. We still have the basic plot framework of the original film, based on Jose…
All My Loved Ones is a fictionalized story of one family in Czechoslovakia just before World War II broke out. Hitler has already occupied several countries, and is threatening to go across the border…
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