Posts tagged as: Iraq War

The Tillman Story: A Tale that Needed to be Told

The Tillman Story: A Tale that Needed to be Told

The name might already be familiar to you from news reports during the mid-2000s. Pat Tillman was a young American football player who chose to put his career on hold in order to join the US Army. When he was killed on duty in Afghanistan, he was held up as the archetypal all-American hero by […]

Postal Failure: Aparna Sen’s ‘The Japanese Wife’ Disappoints

Postal Failure: Aparna Sen’s ‘The Japanese Wife’ Disappoints

Indian indie favourite Aparna Sen’s new film about love through letters lacks style and diction. The phonetic possibility of her surname Sen makes Indian indie filmmaker Aparna Sen’s films a fine fodder for all sorts of rhetorical puns in English, most obviously for a word, like say, sensational. But sadly her latest outing, “The Japanese […]

Wachowskis Developing Iraq War Film With ‘Hard R’ Gay Love Story

Wachowskis Developing Iraq War Film With ‘Hard R’ Gay Love Story

Just when you thought the Wachowskis, the team behind “The Matrix” films, couldn’t get any weirder. Deadline is reporting that the brother/sister duo (sister because Larry is a post-op female now named Lana) are circulating a new script around Hollywood that revisits territory they covered in 1996’s “Bound,” a heist film with a lesbian romance. […]

The Hurt Locker (2009) ★★★★★

The Hurt Locker (2009) ★★★★★

“The rush of battle is a potent and often lethal addiction, for war is a drug.”  The words of embedded war correspondent, Chris Hedges, linger on the screen in the opening frames of Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker,” hinting that what is to follow is anything but your typical war film. The opening sequence, which […]

One Man Show; 80 Minutes of Ryan Reynolds in a Coffin

One Man Show; 80 Minutes of Ryan Reynolds in a Coffin

It has been widely reported that “The Proposal” star, Ryan Reynolds would star in Rodrigo Cortés’ indie thriller, “Buried,” which is to center on a civilian contractor who is kidnapped and buried alive in Iraq with only a cell phone, candle and knife. Sounds interesting enough, but a more intriguing update to that story comes […]

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