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War

Peppered with flashbacks to highlight key moments from Zamperini’s formative years – including his introduction to long-distance running as a boy, and his headline-making appearance at the 1936 Berlin…
It is hard to dislike a movie that has such earnestness behind it; a movie with a story that deserves, no, needs to be told to Westerners. There are certain conflicts that are so epic yet so distant t…
Even after a century, it is surprising how many great stories can be mined from World War I. It is now truly in the past, as there are (most likely at least) very few, if any, people that fought durin…
Nebbish 60-ish Eric Lomax (Colin Firth) is a railway fan. It's 1980, and he sports his big, plastic frames and a fuzzy moustache, making him look weirdly like a dead ringer for Kurt Vonnegut. It's a l…
For starters, I couldn’t quite tell whether Clooney’s latest directorial effort – an amiable but somewhat forgettable WWII picture about a rag-tag group of art-loving guys tasked with recovering, and …
Berlin, 1943: A headstrong, sassy young Jewish woman, Felice (Maria Schrader), is working for the underground resistance movement while boldly earning a living working for a Nazi newspaper. Through a …
All along I've been thinking that Defiance is an insufficient name for a film about surviving the Holocaust. It's too nondescript, too generic--the movie could be about anything, really. Why not give …
At the start of World War II, famed Hollywood director George Stevens (Woman of the Year, A Place in the Sun, Shane), like several of his film-world cohorts, volunteered for the U.S. Army Signal Corps…
Young Harry Potter gets to stretch his legs in this made-for-TV historical drama, and redeems himself quite nicely, I must say. In fact, except for the initial jolt of recognition when he first appear…
Much in the same way the original World War II footage is almost seamlessly interwoven with the narrative story of this curiously forgotten film, it is almost as difficult to distinguish Overlord the …
First of all, if you come from a military family, try to pay attention to the movie and avoid drawing any random parallels to your own life and experiences. I did this the whole way through the movie,…
Michael (Ulrich Thomsen) is a stand-up, strait-laced, good-hearted soldier, who’s happily married to Sarah (Connie Nielsen) and raising two adorable young daughters (Sarah Juel Werner, Rebecca Logstru…