Sand Castle is not the first film to depict the theme of “war is hell”, and it certainly won’t be the last. It’s themes of PTSD, the addictive nature of combat, and the never ending cycle of conflict are hardly new, but director Fernando Coimbra crafts a film that appeals to the premodern Iraq era, where these elemental themes are most applicable. 179 more words
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Throughout the new Netflix Iraq War drama Sand Castle we repeatedly see Nicholas Hoult’s character staring at himself in the mirror. It’s usually just for a brief moment, such as when he’s brushing his teeth before going to bed or when he’s preparing to depart for a mission. 668 more words
Netflix hasn’t just stepped up their film game lately, they’re a major player in the business now. We know how strong their original series’ are, but now, their original films are beginning to get on same level. 370 more words
Nicholas Hoult stars in the new Netflix-original movie Sand Castle as Matt Ocre, a young and largely reluctant soldier in Iraq in 2003. Ocre is a machine-gunner in a squad that’s tasked with repairing a broken water system in a small village that’s located in a very dangerous part of the country. 440 more words
12 new Netflix original films to look out for in 2017 including Win It All, Sand Castle and Rodney King
Netflix’s original film output has been quietly getting more and more impressive.
This year, the streaming service has already given us indie revenge film I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore, biopic… 1,085 more words