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Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Loosely adapted from Gustav Hasford’s Autobiographical novel The Short Timers, Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket remains as engrossing, and as flawed as the day it was released. His second to last film (and last commercial success) it was released in … Continue reading

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We Were Soldiers (2002)

‘Dead or Alive we will all come home together…’ proclaims Mel Gibson’s fatherly, devoutly religious Lieutenant Colonel Hal Moore, to his US Army Battalion shortly before they ship off for 1965 Vietnam. It’s just one corny sentence (among a great … Continue reading

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Windtalkers (2002)

Directed by John Woo, and starring Nicholas Cage Windtalkers follows a shell-shocked Marine US Marine Sergeant (Cage) assigned to escort a Navajo codetalker across the brutal battlefield of Saipan in World War 2’s Pacific theatre. With a budget of $115 … Continue reading

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