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The Kill Team (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A conflicted young solider facing war crime

“The Kill Team” is a passable war drama film which does not show or tell me anything particularly new about what has been committed during War on Terror. Partially based on a shocking real-life case of war crime in 2010, … Continue reading

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Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016) ☆☆(2/4): A soldier’s long day

“Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” attempts to do many things together, but it seems as confused and distracted as its conflicted wartime hero. On one level, it aims to be a sincere war drama, but then it also wants to … Continue reading

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Disorder (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): A damaged soldier trying to protect

“Disorder” is a genre piece more thoughtful and powerful than I expected. While often tense and gripping as required, the movie relentlessly delves into its deeply troubled hero’s damaged state of mind, and the result is a compelling character study … Continue reading

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They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A vivid, evocative WWI documentary

Peter Jackson’s documentary film “They Shall Not Grow Old” is an extraordinary work you should not miss. Via its astounding technical enhancement of archival footage clips shot during World War I, it vividly and compellingly shows us what it was … Continue reading

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Hostiles (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A somber but brutal Western drama

“Hostiles” is a somber but brutal Western drama about a man with the long history of violence and a risky journey he goes through along with a bunch of various figures. Now you get a pretty idea about what you … Continue reading

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