This is an important film that may not be easy to sit through, but is essential in understanding how where we came from has shaped where we are today.
This is, simply put, great cinema at work, from the groundwork in its opening minutes to its iconic finale.
Full of grit and raw, powerful emotion, this amazingly-directed and acted thriller is pure dynamite and absolutely worth the watch!
Can we truly escape our own past actions, especially when they fill us with guilt? And just how heavy can guilt weigh on our conscience?
We’ve often heard the adage that “War is Hell,” but is it truly this damn…insane?
I hope I never have to find out.
Like Primer, this matches a high concept with a low budget and produces something memorable for fans of both science fiction and drama. It can also be quite funny at times.
I think it’s safe to say that we are all a little worried about our futures. But, personally, I never had my own Mrs. Robinson. And that’s probably a good thing.
In the post-WWII era, there were a lot of stories to be told on the big screen. And, as seen here, they didn’t all have to revolve around the war itself.
Once in a while, something comes along that absolutely knocks the wind out of you in a way that you’re thankful for.
The idea of an adult using a loophole to enter a children’s national spelling bee is funny enough, especially when you go into it knowing it has an R rating.
This is a film that stands the test of time, with themes as relevant now as they will ever be.
The dialogue is raw and real, the struggles grounded and impactful, and the characters fleshed-out and believable. All around, I had a great time watching this.
This takes the “dumb young people vs hillbillies in the woods” trope and turns it completely on its ear, to wonderful results.
This is heralded by many as one of the greatest Westerns ever filmed, and since I grew up watching a lot of John Wayne movies, I had to finally cross this one off my list.
It’s not interested in being the typical kind of war story, choosing instead to dive deep into deeper issues of human behavior, duty, honor, and the greater social order.