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In Harm’s Way
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In Harm’s Way

Jun 11, 2013 by

I’ve been on a classic war movie kick of late…they’re just one of my guilty pleasures.  Even when they’re flag waving, chest thumping odes to a nationalistic fantasy, they still strike a chord installed in my childhood.  Hell is for Heroes, Year of the Dragon, Across the Pacific, Force 10 from Navarone, The Good Sheppard, The Desert Rats, Twelve O’Clock High.  I think I...

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Hunger
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Hunger

Jun 11, 2013 by

I can’t say for sure why I’ve waited so long to see Hunger, or any movie by Steve McQueen for that matter.  I suspect that I was afraid (rightfully) that it was the kind of emotionally evocative movie that pushes you right up to all those uncomfortable places relentlessly.  Hunger was that, for sure, but I should say that it wasn’t an exercise in...

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Zero Dark Thirty
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Zero Dark Thirty

Mar 20, 2013 by

Google Zero Dark Thirty and then look at the images.  Go ahead…I’ll wait… What do you see? SEALs stacked along a dirty compound wall,  suppressed weapons at the ready, panoramic night vision goggles, digital camouflage…the future soldier here, now. Jessica Chastain’s striking profile reflected in the glass of the framed American flag, her tired blue eyes staring down at the ground.  Or petulantly standing, arms...

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