Category Archives: Action

War Machine (David Michôd) 2017 ** 5/28/2017

This is one of those “anti-war” movies that misses the point.  There are no bad guys – except for smug or faceless bureaucrats and those pesky rules of engagement.  Brad Pitt terribly overplays the marble-mouthed General Glen McMahon, come in … Continue reading

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Apocalypto (Mel Gibson) 2006 **** 5/8/2017

A frenetic raid, a vicious march, a wild chase back.  All through this the most remarkable representation of a wildly alien people illustrates how similar they are.  Jaguar Paw (Rudy Youngblood) is the survivor, and his wife and child hide … Continue reading

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