Tag: War

MALBATT: MISI BAKARA (REVIEW)MALBATT: MISI BAKARA (REVIEW)

Kevin Mathews 10:00 pm
MALBATT: Misi Bakara

MALBATT: Misi Bakara is a Malaysian war movie that tells the story of the 19th Battalion Malay Regiment, which was deployed as part of the United Nations peacekeeping force in 1993, and their mission to rescue the trapped American soldiers following the Black Hawk Down attack. Directed by Adrian Teh, the movie is the first Malaysian film to be formatted and released in the IMAX (DMR) format.

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ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT: WHAT IS WAR GOOD FOR?ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT: WHAT IS WAR GOOD FOR?

Kevin Mathews 8:58 pm
All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front (German: Im Westen nichts Neues) is a 2022 German epic anti-war film based on the 1929 novel of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque. Directed by Edward Berger, it stars Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Daniel Brühl, Sebastian Hülk, Aaron Hilmer, Edin Hasanovic and Devid Striesow. Set in the closing days of World War I, it follows the life of German soldier Paul Bäumer, who, after enlisting in the German Army with his friends, finds himself exposed to the realities of war, shattering his early hopes of becoming a hero. (Wikipedia)

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THE DIRTY DOZEN (STORY ANALYSIS)THE DIRTY DOZEN (STORY ANALYSIS)

Kevin Mathews 1:31 pm
The Dirty Dozen

The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 war action drama film directed by Robert Aldrich and based on the novel written by E.M. Nathanson. The story is a work of fiction, set during World War II and centred around twelve court-martialled soldiers who are promised a reprieve from their capital sentences if they are successful in completing a virtual suicide mission behind enemy lines, just before D-Day. 

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OUTSIDE THE WIRE (ANALYSIS)OUTSIDE THE WIRE (ANALYSIS)

Kevin Mathews 2:38 pm
Outside the Wire

Outside the Wire is a 2021 scifi war thriller streaming on Netflix. The film is set in 2036 and stars Anthony Mackie (who also serves as a producer on the film) as an android officer who works with a drone pilot (Damson Idris) to stop a global catastrophe. Our short take on Outside the Wire is that it is possessed of both an interesting premise and a strong underlying message but certain narrative choices turn the third act into a unsatisfying cliché.

Please note that there are spoilers in our analysis of Outside the Wire that follows.

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