Posts Tagged ‘soldier’
Traumatized by his handler's death in Afghanistan, a Belgian Malinois military working dog is adopted by the fallen Marine's family in "Max," a 2015 MGM / Warner Brothers family film directed by Boaz Yakin.


By trying to sharpen its edges when sincere, simple empathy suits it fine, “Max” swerves its story in the worst possible direction.


Despite an early barrage of cliches, this tale of family feuds settled through fisticuffs flies by thanks to vivid fight choreography and tough performances.

The Eagle

The only thing beefier than Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell is the unexpectedly substantial drama in this historical action film.

Heroes of the Zeroes: The Messenger

"The Messenger" — a draining drama about death, but not a numbing one — continues Nick Rogers' look at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.

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.