Posts Tagged ‘Afghanistan’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
Gunrunners David Packouz (Miles Teller) and Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill) fist-bump after delivering some Berettas to Iraq in "War Dogs," a 2016 comedy-drama from Warner Brothers.

War Dogs

Feels like a Martin Scorsese LEGO set, down to a Jonah Hill minifig with articulated middle fingers you can raise. Without him, "War Dogs" would be useless.
"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.

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.

Max

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

Lone Survivor

Peter Berg's appropriately harrowing, horrifying and humbling war film only goes Hollywood after running an unshakably exhausting gauntlet of authenticity.

The Network (2013)

"The Network" isn't a bad documentary. It just covers so many different areas that it doesn't give the viewer an in-depth look into any of them.

Zero Dark Thirty

A procedural that's not dry or dispassionate. A subtle, nuanced character study. A throat-clenching action film. Kathryn Bigelow's latest is one of 2012's best.

You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “The Living Daylights”

It could be argued that without "The Living Daylights," there could have been no "Casino Royale," as Timothy Dalton's debut gave us a tougher, terser 007 first.

Where Soldiers Come From

"Where Soldiers Come From" is a heartbreaking and insightful view of group of kids from Michigan who join the National Guard and get more than they bargained for.