Posts Tagged ‘Iraq’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
"Borderless" (2015), an Iranian film about mercy and kindness in the face of war, is now playing at the Heartland Film Festival.

Heartland: Borderless

"Borderless" is a story of human decency and survival couched in the somber truth of life in a war zone.
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Out of the Furnace

A gripping slow-burn thriller, "Out of the Furnace" is an unrelenting slice of red-blooded Americana.

The Devil’s Double

A sensationalized look back at Uday Hussein, who lived a life as interesting as it was vile. Gorehounds, watch out for this one!
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Buried

A nerve-shredding thriller that also offers subtle civilian-in-wartime commentary and a revelatory performance from Ryan Reynolds.

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Fair Game

The latest Iraq related movie has flaws, but has plenty of payoffs.
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Heroes of the Zeroes: Taxi to the Dark Side

"Taxi to the Dark Side" — its tone fitting its indictments against vulgarly abused power — continues Nick Rogers' look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.

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The Tillman Story

Tragically true documentary is definitely worth seeing.
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Heroes of the Zeroes: Rendition

"Rendition" — a chamber-piece cousin to the "Bourne" symphonies of destruction — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.

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Heroes of the Zeroes: No End in Sight

"No End in Sight" — Iraq War criticism that counted because of its levelheadedness — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
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Green Zone

I love Paul Greengrass, but he doesn't get the "Marty Discount" for this standard movie.

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Heroes of the Zeroes: In the Valley of Elah

"In the Valley of Elah" — one of few films to earn fury at the futility of the Iraq war — continues Nick Rogers' look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
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Heroes of the Zeroes: In the Loop

"In the Loop" — filled with diabolical wit and depressing truths about boomeranging war policy — continues Nick Rogers' look at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.

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Heroes of the Zeroes: The Hurt Locker

"The Hurt Locker" — the Zeroes' best fictional film about the real war — continues Nick Rogers' look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.