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posted a Quick Tip about The Front Line (Korean film). January 26, 2013
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The Front Line
The direction and characterization really got this Korean film swinging with everything its got. Defines the hell that is a civil war. See Full review here.     
reviewed The Front Line (Korean film). January 22, 2013
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The Front Line
War is hell. Civil War may be worst than hell and much more ‘hellish’ than one realizes. At least, that is what director Jang Hoon may be trying to communicate with his Korean war epic “The …
reviewed My Way (Korean film). August 21, 2012
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My Way (Korean film)
The South Korean film “Tae Guk Gi: Brotherhood of War” earned accolades from both international and domestic critics in 2004. It was director Kang Je-Gyu’s follow up to 1999’s …
reviewed My Way (Korean film). July 23, 2012
My Way (Korean film)
South Koreans have a way with film.  In the last decade, they’ve had a particularly good run at presenting war stories, some from the World War II era and many others exploring the Korean War.  …
reviewed The Front Line (Korean film). May 10, 2012
The Front Line
Koreans know a thing or two about war.      While the Korean War lasted from 1950 – 1953, the nation remains divided into the Republic of Korea and Democratic People’s …
reviewed Red Tails (2012 film). January 28, 2012
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Red Tails
Star Rating:         Red Tails is caught in a fatal tug-of-war between two narrative approaches. On one side, we have serious drama; the film is an historical account of …
posted a Quick Tip about 1911 (film). October 08, 2011
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1911 (film)
History not my forte, war movie not my cup of tea... Jackie Chan, Winston Chao & Joan Chen? Well, that's quite a combo. So, I went to the movie, thinking I should be quite well entertained since …
reviewed 1911 (film). October 08, 2011
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1911 (film)
        I was told that this is Jackie Chan's 100th movie and if you're a big fan of the actor, it is a must for you. If you are also a history buff, and, a Chinese …
reviewed The Thin Red Line. May 08, 2011
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The Thin Red Line
**** out of ****     The last time I saw a Terrence Malick film was when I watched "Days of Heaven". I swore I would see more of his work, and as you can see, I haven't been so faithful …
reviewed The Wind That Shakes the Barley. April 18, 2011
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Ireland in the early Twenties exploded into armed rebellion against the British. In The Wind That Shakes the Barley, two brothers at first made opposite decisions. A group of Black and Tan British soldiers …
posted a Quick Tip about Glory (movie). March 27, 2011
Glory (movie)
A film very loosely based up the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts. Interesting film that can be pretty tripe at times.
reviewed Green Zone. March 25, 2011
Green Zone
Walking out of a screening of Green Zone I cannot help but feel at a loss. The film is breathe taking and really makes you sit back and think. True this is a film, true it has roots that may hit home …
reviewed Green Zone. January 30, 2011
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Green Zone
Pros: The real soliders that participated     Cons: concept?     The Bottom Line:   "The size of your heart determines who wins.   Modern day …
reviewed The Children of Huang Shi (2008). January 15, 2011
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The Children of Huang Shi (2008)
Set in Shanghai in end 1937, this movie is a prelude to World War II. The beginning of a horror many cannot identified with in our times. It reminds me of The Killing Field and one of the scenes actually …
reviewed The Hurt Locker. December 07, 2010
The Hurt Locker (2009)
   The Hurt Locker represents a turning point for Hollywood: it not only marks the first time a woman has been awarded the Oscar for Best Picture, but also for Best Director, and anyone who …
reviewed Fail Safe. October 13, 2010
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Fail Safe
The 2000 version Fail Safe is only different from the Sidney Lumet version (1964) in that v2000 was a live television event where Mr. Lumet’s was a feature film.      There …
posted a Quick Tip about Green Zone. October 09, 2010
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Green Zone
I found it thought-provoking. Middle son thought it had all been said and done before.
posted a Quick Tip about Green Zone. September 28, 2010
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Green Zone
While altogether predictable, Green Zone manages to be an engaging thriller nonetheless mainly because of its strong performances. The film boasts a great cast and skilfull direction by Paul Greengrass. …
posted a Quick Tip about A Gathering of Eagles. September 02, 2010
A Gathering of Eagles
As a retired army officer and an adjunct history professor I thought it was important to review what I consider the best war movies depicting the challenges of leadership and the command of men.   …
posted a Quick Tip about 55 Days at Peking. September 02, 2010
55 Days at Peking
As a retired army officer and an adjunct history professor I thought it was important to review what I consider the best war movies depicting the challenges of leadership and the command of men.   …
posted a Quick Tip about Strategic Air Command. September 02, 2010
Strategic Air Command
As a retired army officer and an adjunct history professor I thought it was important to review what I consider the best war movies depicting the challenges of leadership and the command of men.   …
posted a Quick Tip about The Fighting Seabees. September 02, 2010
The Fighting Seabees
He gave his last full measure. As a retired army officer and an adjunct history professor I thought it was important to review what I consider the best war movies depicting the challenges of leadership …
posted a Quick Tip about Flying Leathernecks. September 02, 2010
Flying Leathernecks
It is tough to order friends into "harm's way." As a retired army officer and an adjunct history professor I thought it was important to review what I consider the best war movies depicting …
reviewed Cast a Giant Shadow. August 29, 2010
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Cast a Giant Shadow
Col. Mickey Marcus (Kirk Douglas) had just returned home from WWII when David Ben-Gurion and the fledgling Jewish freedom fighters asked him to come to Palestine to organize their forces into a real army. …
posted a Quick Tip about Strategic Air Command. August 21, 2010
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Strategic Air Command
One of America's greatest and most versatile actors!!! I just recently found out that he was a Princeton grad, not surprised. I loved him in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington", “The Glenn …
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