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The Last Waltz

The Last Waltz

1982 by Matt Weiner Wars are complicated. War movies? Not so much, at least not in this country. How, then, to tell the story of an invasion unfolding in the…read more →

City of Ruins

City of Ruins

Mosul by Hope Madden Matthew Michael Carnahan is a screenwriter unafraid to dive into the political. Though none of his films are classics, from the best (The Kingdom) to the…read more →

Battle Scars

Battle Scars

Ghosts of War by Hope Madden Here’s the thing about horror movies in 2020: they have to one up 2020. This year itself is such a horror show, it’s hard…read more →

Unforgiving

Unforgiving

The Outpost by Hope Madden Films concerning the US’s two decade war in Afghanistan have not managed to find much of an audience. I’m not sure Summer 2020—the year we…read more →

Indirect Message

Indirect Message

1917 by George Wolf War. Maybe you’ve heard of it lately. Taking inspiration from the past, director Sam Mendes has crafted an immaculate exercise in technical wonder, passionate vision and…read more →

Bombs Away

Bombs Away

Midway by George Wolf After Independence Day, 2012, The Day After Tomorrow and more, the book on Roland Emmerich is fairly easy to read: expect spectacle over storytelling. Midway is…read more →

Call of Duty

Call of Duty

Overlord by Hope Madden Perhaps you don’t know this, but Nazi zombies have a horror genre unto themselves: Shock Waves, Zombie Lake, Dead Snow, Dead Snow 2, Blood Creek. Well,…read more →

Brutally Vital

Brutally Vital

Land of Mine by Rachel Willis Land of Mine is almost impossible to watch. Not because it’s bad. On the contrary, it’s an amazingly crafted film that boasts an incredible…read more →

God and Country

God and Country

Hacksaw Ridge by Hope Madden Bathing an audience in violence – but violence in service of a noble cause – has become filmmaker Mel Gibson’s stock and trade. Braveheart was…read more →