Cold War

Atomic Blonde

Hours before the Berlin Wall topples as a result of the thawing Cold War, it’s spy vs. spy vs. spy vs. spy in this smoking hot, stylish, violent, and enjoyably baffling comic book movie. Atomic Blonde is one of those graphic novel adaptations that celebrates it source with its over-the-top eye-popping look. It’s 1989, and …

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Bridge of Spies

That is not to say that Spielberg doesn’t know how to make an entertaining historical film. Bridge of Spies, after an exceptionally sluggish first half hour or so, is indeed entertaining. Set in the Cold War, the always-appealing Every Man Tom Hanks plays James Donovan, an insurance attorney that ends up defending the most hated …

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Red Dawn (2012)

In the updated version of Red Dawn, it is the North Koreans invading instead of a Soviet-led contingent, and once again, the story revolves around a group of kids engaging in guerilla warfare to defend their country (or at least Spokane, Washington). The group is led by Jed Eckert (Chris Hemsworth), a Gulf War Marine …

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