War

Mosul

This battle against ISIS is provocative, emotional, and dangerous on all accounts. The directorial debut of Matthew Michael Carnahan (the writer of “The Kingdom,” “World War Z,” and “Dark Waters”) is one of the best movies of the year. “Mosul”… Read More ›

The Painted Bird

This radiant WWII drama is both watchable and unwatchable. “The Painted Bird” is one of the most beautifully photographed and graphic WWII movies I’ve ever seen, and I commend screenplay writer/director Vaclav Marhoul for painting it like a portrait. Filmed… Read More ›

Greyhound

Tom Hank’s next WWII flick cares more about the action than the narrative. Another movie to skip theaters because of the Corona virus, the latest World War II movie “Greyhound” has found its way on AppleTV+.┬áTom Hanks, the star and… Read More ›

The Outpost

The exact opposite of “13 Hours,” and that’s the way I like it. “The Outpost” is a modern war movie, which takes place during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) from 2001 to 2014. You probably haven’t heard about this movie that… Read More ›

Da 5 Bloods

I love the smell of Spike Lee in the morning. Spike Lee’s latest opus “Da 5 Bloods” couldn’t have arrived at a more auspicious occasion. George Floyd’s death has continued to turn America into a war zone, and it’s not… Read More ›

Braveheart

The film that gave Mel Gibson 2 Oscars turns 25 “Braveheart” would have its 25th anniversary showing in theaters, if not for the coronavirus closing them down, but still we should honor the film for giving Mel Gibson two Oscars… Read More ›

Spartacus

An epic classic in the recently departed legend’s filmography. Kirk Douglas, one of Hollywood’s remaining Golden Age stars has sadly passed away at the age of 103. He’s one of the lucky ones to make it over 100 years old,… Read More ›

1917

With long shots, dangers, and heart, Sam Mendes delivers a superb WWI epic. “1917” is one of the best war dramas I’ve ever seen. It’s a special looking World War I film because of how long shots are used to… Read More ›

Jojo Rabbit

The latest Nazi parody has its heart in the right place. If we spliced Roberto Begnini’s “Life is Beautiful” with Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom” and spiked it with a bit of Monty Python, we’d get a weird but honest Nazi… Read More ›

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