Articles tagged war

‘Man Down’ Has the Dubious Distinction of Going Nowhere in Three Different Directions

Director Dito Montiel’s lack of subtlety cheapens a subject that calls for thoughtful examination.

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‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Is All Guts, No Glory

Mel Gibson’s directorial return is a celebration of violence and viscera that will leave you in serious need of a shower.

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Art, Journalism and War in Sarah Glidden’s ‘Rolling Blackouts’

Glidden's use of watercolors is beautifully rendered, creating a consistent visual language throughout that is a pleasure to look at.

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“Galveston Bay” and Bruce Springsteen’s Search for the Promised Land

In a year when banning an entire culture from entry into the US is a key election point, the inclusiveness and humanism of Springsteen's "Galveston Bay" has never been more essential.

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‘Night Train to Munich’ Is a Journey Worth Taking

More than just a rerun of The Lady Vanishes, Night Train to Munich overcomes wobbly moments by being so persistently fun.

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Criterion Draws Fresh Restorations From Welles With ‘Chimes at Midnight’ and ‘The Immortal Story’

In his late period, Orson Welles was just getting started.

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Spread the News Silently: ‘Dr. Mabuse’ and ‘The Captive’

Fritz Lang and Cecil B. DeMille couldn't have done it without their female collaborators.

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Truth Be Told, These ‘War Dogs’ Are Merely Political Pups

Todd Phillips' latest should be a smashing anti-War on Terror satire.

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Juxtapositions of Beauty and Destruction in Michael Cimino’s ‘The Deer Hunter’

Unlike war films to follow, there's no post-war celebration to be had in The Deer Hunter.

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‘Richard III’ Is Ian McKellen’s Glorious Rendition of an Absolute Villain

With Shakespeare's A Game of Thrones rendered into a Fascist version of '30s Britain, be careful whose side you're on.

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‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ Is a Very Western Guide to Afghanistan

Out on Blu-Ray, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot brings a few laughs and some mixed messages.

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Viet Thanh Nguyen Is a Lucid and Robust Voice for the Forgotten

Nothing Ever Dies is a timely meditation on the power of memory as an implement and a consequence of war.

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Drawing Disaster: Comics, War and Trauma

Disaster Drawn reveals that comics may be the most useful form for witnessing war and trauma.

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‘Guapa’ Is Much More Than Simply a ‘Gay’ Novel

Haddad makes a single day swell to encompass the powerful struggle to define one's own self and to come to terms with the consequences of autonomy.

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‘Guapa’: Lost Within Pockets of Hope

Saleem Haddad’s unwavering dedication to detail, narrative arc, and consequence make Guapa necessarily poignant, uncomfortable, and meaningful.

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‘Eye in the Sky’ Shows There Is No Remove When Waging War From a Distance

For all the intelligence and firepower that such technology allows, drones also raise pressing questions, laid out in Eye in the Sky with a schematic and often unnerving precision.

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‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ Is an American White Lady Story

Kim (Tina Fey) is representative of many Americans who judge the cultures America has invaded, and is unable to understand the damage caused.

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‘The Safecracker’ Breaks the War Wide Open

A field day, and parachute drop, for Ray Milland.

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‘Breaker Morant’ Is an Epic Tale, Set During the Boer War

Breaker Morant uses a story about three colonial soldiers to illuminate much larger issues concerning war, heroism, and empire.

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‘Body of War’ Explores What it Means to Love a Nation and Protest Its Policies Simultaneously

While making the injuries to Iraq war veteran Tomas Young visible, Body of War's pressing point concerns the future -- a future we're now living.

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"The Cube Escape games are awful puzzle games, but they're an addicting descent into madness.

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