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SFFILM: THE STOPOVER

The San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILMFestival) presents the topical French drama The Stopover, which explores the after-effects of combat in contemporary warfare.  We also get a female lens on the acceptance of women in combat roles and on sexual … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: THE IMITATION GAME

So – here’s a pretty good true story: the guy who invented the computer and played a key role in defeating the Nazis was hounded for his homosexuality. And The Imitation Game tells that story very well and is a … Continue reading

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AMERICAN SNIPER: a hero in battle, a tinderbox back home

In Clint Eastwood’s real-life story American Sniper, Bradley Cooper plays Chris Kyle, the most effective sniper in US military history. A Navy Seal in the Iraq War, Kyle signed up for a soul-sucking four tours. American Sniper is about how … Continue reading

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THE IMITATION GAME: the corrosiveness of secrets

So – here’s a pretty good true story: the guy who invented the computer and played a key role in defeating the Nazis was hounded for his homosexuality.  And The Imitation Game tells that story very well and is a … Continue reading

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FURY: tanks, brutality and more brutality

In the World War II movie Fury, Brad Pitt plays the commander of an American tank crew that has fought together from Africa through Italy and France; against all odds, they have survived and are now in Germany during the … Continue reading

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DVD of the Week: War Horse

War Horse is a sweeping epic that traces the journey of an especially spirited horse and its series of owners before and during World War I.  It’s not a critical spoiler to let you know that the horse survives, although … Continue reading

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War Horse: Spielberg’s sentimental epic

War Horse is a sweeping epic that traces the journey of an especially spirited horse and its series of owners before and during World War I.  It’s not a critical spoiler to let you know that the horse survives, although … Continue reading

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Coming up on TV: An Anti-war Masterpiece

Turner Classic Movies is broadcasting the 1964 The Americanization of Emily on November 11.    Set in England just before the D-Day invasion, The Americanization of Emily is a biting satire and one of the great anti-war movies. James Garner … Continue reading

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Coming up on TV: An Anti-war Masterpiece

Turner Classic Movies is broadcasting the 1964 The Americanization of Emily on April 7.    Set in England just before the D-Day invasion, The Americanization of Emily is a biting satire and one of the great anti-war movies. James Garner … Continue reading

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Coming Up on TV: A Great Sam Fuller War Film

On April 2, Turner Classic Movies is broadcasting the 1951 Korean War movie The Steel Helmet. It’s a gritty classic by the great writer-director Sam Fuller, a WWII combat vet who brooked no sentimentality about war.   Gene Evans, a favorite … Continue reading

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