Tag Archives: War

U-571 - * 1/2*

Jonathan Mostow directs this WWII-set action thriller about a U.S. attempt to steal a top-secret encryption device hidden aboard a U-Boat. Matthew McConaughey will play the Navy captain sent on the mission. Bill Paxton, Jake Weber, Harvey Keitel, Jon Bon … Continue reading

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Three Kings - * * *

It’s been eight years since the Gulf War, and so far (aside from a few throwaway gimmicks in the Hot Shots series) only one film, Courage Under Fire, has told a Gulf War story. Courage Under Fire now has company: … Continue reading

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The Thin Red Line - *

A study in pretension, The Thin Red Line marks the infamously reclusive director Terrence Malick’s anticlimactic return to the cinema. On the surface, the film is a war movie, based on the James Jones novel of the same name. But, … Continue reading

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Saving Private Ryan - * * * *

Spielberg has done it again. He revisits his familiar stomping grounds of World War II to deliver his latest masterpiece. This time, he tackles the war itself, delivering a vivid portrait of modern warfare from the common soldier’s point of … Continue reading

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Welcome to Sarajevo - * * *

And the first War in Bosnia film makes it through the gates! Michael Winterbottom directs this messagey but good look at the troublesome conflict in Sarajevo, based on Michael Nicholson’s book. Welcome to Sarajevo follows several journalists in the war … Continue reading

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Paradise Road - * * *

Paradise Road is a prisoner-of-war movie that is by turns moving and obvious. The film opens in Singapore in 1942, at a posh upper-class cricket club, where, naturally, the inhabitants think themselves protected from war. No sooner is that said, … Continue reading

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In Love and War - * 1/2*

In Love and War is an anemic true-life wartime love story. Chris O’Donnell stars as a young Ernest Hemingway, who volunteered for the Red Cross during WWI. He is stationed in Italy, and yearns to see action. However, on a … Continue reading

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Courage Under Fire - * * *

Courage Under Fire is a thought-provoking Gulf War drama, examining the true nature of courage and honor. Denzel Washington portrays Lt. Colonel Nat Serling, who is instructed to investigate a Medal of Honor recipient, Capt. Karen Walden (Meg Ryan), the … Continue reading

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