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Hateful Eight and The Revenant Spell the Western Resurrection

By Liam Macleod

For a long time a common conceit among both filmmakers and film fans is that the Western, once the lynchpin of Hollywood’s output, is a dead genre. 1,128 more words

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Three Kings | B

1999 | David O. Russell

Russell’s cynical Gulf War film, shot and presented in a very journalistic style, seeks to deliberately detach us from its characters and their motives. 226 more words

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RUMOR: Christopher Nolan Directing a Real Life World War II Drama?

Nolan has cemented a legacy that isn’t even twenty years old and it will only keep growing as time goes on. Some of the best directors dove into creating war films to help cement their legacies as diverse and talented directors. 130 more words

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The Self-Styled Siren

Classical Hollywood fetishism has found a most enchanting ambassador. Farran Smith Nehme of The Self-Styled Siren turns the articulation of cliché and convention into a sport—no surprise she’s chosen melodrama as her champion underdog and counts Max Ophüls and Douglas Sirk among her favorite directors. 196 more words

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THE REEL BINGE with Lee Ostler: MICHEAL COLLINS (1996)

“History will record the greatness of Michael Collins and it will be recorded at my expense.”- Eamon De Valera (1966)

I wanted to discuss war films this month, but it got me thinking about films that depict war in a less traditional definition (ie.

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THE REEL BINGE with Lee Ostler: PASSCHENDAELE (2008)

Writer & Director: Paul Gross

As Canadians, just about every war film we’ve experienced for the last century have been tales of American triumph and valor.   993 more words

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Jack Higgins' "The Eagle Has Landed"

It’s now forty years since Jack Higgins published his bestselling war thriller “The Eagle Has Landed” and a good ten years since I last read it. 1,126 more words