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Hacksaw Ridge (Blu-ray Review)   17 Feb, 2017

The unflinching World War II drama ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ represents a remarkable return to form for...More>>

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (Blu-ray Review)   24 Jun, 2016

Viewed outside the context of its comedic expectations, 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' is an effective...More>>

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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (Blu-ray Review)   6 Jun, 2016

Michael Bay’s '13 Hours,' based on the book by Mitchell Zuckoff, tries to sidestep politics by...More>>

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Fury (Blu-ray Review)   23 Jan, 2015

History buffs should appreciate director David Ayer’s gritty World War II drama 'Fury,' which...More>>

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Sands of Iwo Jima (Blu-ray Review)   1 Dec, 2014

The movie said to have been responsible for more Marine enlistments than any other picture in...More>>

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300: Rise of an Empire (3D Blu-ray Review)   2 Jul, 2014

'300: Rise of an Empire' is an entertaining companion piece to '300' that should satisfy fans of...More>>

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Men in War (Blu-ray Review)   21 Apr, 2014

Gritty and even brutal for its day, 'Men in War' is one of the better and grownup combat movies of...More>>

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Stalag 17 (Blu-ray Review)   4 Nov, 2013

The movie, a comedically charged tale of prisoners in a German World War II POW camp, is an...More>>

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Into the White (Blu-ray Review)   27 Jul, 2013

Inspired by true events, the film shows some humanity during an ugly war, as the poignant script...More>>

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Last Resort: The Complete Series (DVD Review)   19 Jul, 2013

A cross between 'Crimson Tide' and “Lost,” “Last Resort” offered ambitious plotting with a...More>>

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War Flowers (DVD Review)   22 Jun, 2013

Set in the middle of the Civil War South, 'War Flowers' tells the tale of a mother and daughter who...More>>

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Lore (Blu-ray Review)   19 Jun, 2013

Few World War II films are presented from the perspective of the Nazis or of children. This German...More>>

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China Beach: The Complete Series (DVD Review)   9 Jun, 2013

Time Life has done its typical bang-up job delivering a long-awaited TV classic to DVD, overcoming...More>>

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Key, The (DVD Review)   13 May, 2013

Based on a Jan de Hartog novel ('Stella') from 1951, The Key is a curiosity with an unusual...More>>

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Lincoln (Blu-ray Review)   5 Apr, 2013

Steven Spielberg’s excellent 'Lincoln' gives us a portrait of an individual whose place in...More>>

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Zero Dark Thirty (Blu-ray Review)   13 Mar, 2013

'Zero Dark Thirty' isn’t concerned with lecturing its audience as much as presenting a...More>>

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Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (DVD Review)   6 Jan, 2013

For anyone interested in historical films or war dramas, this one isn’t to be missed. (Street...More>>

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Ric Burns Reflects on 'Death and the Civil War'   31 Aug, 2012

The treatment of the dead of the Civil War is explored in a two-hour segment of PBS’s “American...More>>

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My Way (Blu-ray Review)   30 Aug, 2012

The gripping story involves two men — one Korean and one Japanese — who grew up together,...More>>

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Battleship (Blu-ray Review)   24 Aug, 2012

Since the only requirement for the story would seem to be the involvement of the U.S. Navy, it’s...More>>

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