Tag Archives: war

Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018) Rated PG-13

When the war ends, the battle begins. When Louis Zamperini comes home from the war, he meets, falls in love with, and marries his love. The battle begins – the guilt and PTSD from the war take a toll on … Continue reading

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Emperor (2012) Rated PG-13

As the Japanese surrender after World War II, General Fellers must decide whether or not Emperor Hirohito will hang as a war criminal. Starring Matthew Fox, Tommy Lee Jones, and Eriko Hatsune. This film covers the aftermath of World War II … Continue reading

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An American in Paris: The Musical (2018) Rated NR

An American GI comes to Paris to paint, while there he meets a dancer. Love and friendship fill a city recovering from war. Starring Ashley Andrews, Sophie Apollonia, and Zoe Arshamian. This is a brilliant retelling of a classic musical. The … Continue reading

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Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Rated R

The drug war across the Mexican border has escalated to terrorists crossing the border. To fight them, FBI agent Matt Graver reteams with mercurial Alejandro. Starring Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Isabela Moner. This film has the same taste that the … Continue reading

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Man in an Orange Shirt (PBS) Rated TV-14

Two couples, one living in the post-WWII era and the other in present day, deal with the challenges in their lives. Starring Julian Morris, Vanessa Redgrave, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. I was unsure about this miniseries as the couples are gay, but … Continue reading

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Darkest Hour (2017) Rated PG-13

It’s the year 1940, and Winston Churchill becomes the British Prime Minister. During his first few weeks in office, he must decide whether or not he will negotiate with Adolf Hitler. Starring Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Ben Mendelsohn. Unlike … Continue reading

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Into the White (2012) Rated R

A group of airmen from different sides of WWII come together after being stranded in a cabin. Starring Florian Lukas, David Kross, Stig Henrik Hoff. This war film is based on the true story of a group of airmen from opposing … Continue reading

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Back to 1942 (2012) Rated UR

 A deadly drought in China’s Henan province takes its toll during China’s war with Japan in 1942. Starring Guoli Zhang, Hanyu Zhang, Wei Fan, Adrien Brody, Tim Robbins. This compelling story of a forgotten chapter in China’s history is understated in its … Continue reading

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American Assassin (2017) Rated R

After the death of his girlfriend, Mitch Rapp is looking for revenge, when he is recruited by the CIA. Based on the book by Vince Flynn. Starring Dylan O’Brien, Charlotte Vega, Christopher Bomford, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Negar, Scott Adkins, Taylor … Continue reading

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The Vietnam War (PBS) Rated TV-MA

 A documentary from Ken Burns about The Vietnam War. Starring Peter Coyote. This documentary begins with the Vietnamese revolution against the French colonial occupation of Vietnam in 1858, which led to the divide of Vietnam in Geneva. From there,  the United … Continue reading

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