I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall when they pitched this movie. "What? A cast of *two*? With very little dialog? And only one of them speaks English and we won't subtitle the other? What?!" I'm really shocked this film made it out the door at all. But I'm oh-so glad it did. 1968's Hell In The Pacific is a brilliant masterpiece of drama, and a statement about war that cuts right to the core of it all, the pure duality of human nature. The film stars the venerable Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune. And that's it. Marvin's character (who is never outright named) becomes marooned on a remote Pacific island, which just happens to be occupied by an equally marooned Japanese soldier. Marvin torments his foe, until he finally winds up captured. He's taunted and belittled until he manages to escape, and turns the table on Mifune. He soon grows tired of the charade and lets
This'll be the first look at Private SNAFU. Of course you all know what SNAFU means (and if you don't
Into The White puts us into the Scandinavian winter desert during WWII. Two planes, German and English, have just been shot
I didn't recall this film being promoted in any significant way, and its a damn shame. Because Memorial Day has
Wow. Talk about a movie that was ahead of its time in its message. Well, mostly anyway. Halls of Montezuma follows the
Oh man, I can't believe I've never found the time to see Das Boot until now. I mean, what was I thinking?!
Saints and Soldiers is by far the best war movie I've never heard of before. Yes, it really is that good.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s speech or address to the United States Congress on December 8th, 1941 after the Japanese attacked
Call me a sucker for some good old-fashioned old-time military aviation, but 1941's Dive Bomber is a superb and often overlooked gem
I almost hate to say this, but The Great Escape is actuallly a *fun* movie. It's loosely based on a series of real
It is hard to imagine the movie and video game industry without the presence of World War II. The epic
Tora! is the quintessential model for a pseudo-documentary war movie, painstakingly attempting to chronicle the events (on both sides) leading
From landmark director John Ford comes the classic They Were Expendable, starring none other than John Wayne as Lt. "Rusty" Ryan.
The Monuments Men (in case you were living in a cave for the last several months) is a fictionalized re-telling of
First off, I have to offer up a humble apology to the makers of this film, Lost Airmen of Buchenwald. They
You'd think that a film about developing a one-off weapon that defies all logic would be incredibly un-interesting, right? Wrong!! The
Well, its finally happened!! Saving Private Ryan is available on Blu Ray! Awesome! I'm going to leave the gist of
When I originally reviewed The Big Red One, the original version, I found it to be lacking something in many respects.
There have been a ton of World War II documentaries made over the last, what, 62 years? Some range from
Where do I even begin. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is, plainly put, an excellent film that should move even the
There are your standard-issue war movies. And then there are epic masterpieces such as Saving Private Ryan which should be
Quite frankly, this is the best, most brutal, most gut-wrenching war movie I've seen in a long, long time. City
When you think of war movies, there are a few movies that should immediately pop into your mind. Tora, Tora,