Francis Ford Coppola’s ambitious war epic Apocalypse Now depicts a bloody, dark night of the soul for the American mythos.
The Netflix Action Movie Industrial Complex continues abated with a deeply mediocre military thriller that can’t get a handle on its lukewarm critique of drones.
Nearly eight years later, Zero Dark Thirty continues to court controversy by stubbornly refusing to argue for or against the lengths America took to find Osama bin Laden.
Kathryn Bigelow takes her innate sense of the mechanisms of masculinity into a sorely-overlooked Russian submarine drama.
Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar winning drama tossed aside the bombastic, jingoistic cliches of war pictures in favor of something more chilling.
The Hulu original series about the Syrian Civil War offers strong performances and unexpected dark humor.
Joel Schumacher’s sensitive wartime drama gives the world Colin Farrell and explores the painful tribulations of young men waiting for war.
Václav Marhoul’s three-hour WW2 fable is a brutal film tied up a bit too rigidly in its meticulous depictions of violence.
Tom Hanks admirably buoys a lean, but sloppy WWII naval thriller too sincere to sell its simplicity.
Rod Lurie’s military thriller about the Battle of Kamdesh can’t quite nail its critique about the horrors of war.
20 years later, Roland Emmerich’s Revolutionary War drama skewers U.S. history and Mel Gibson’s persona without trying to—or realizing it.
Spike Lee explores the painful history of Blackness in American warfare with this lengthy, but gripping, Vietnam epic.
Coming off his documentary work, Greg Barker presents his first scripted feature in a mishmash of undercooked storylines and characters.
A solid first half and great work from Andrea Riseborough aren’t quite enough to make up for Zeina Durra’s Egyptian indie.
Sam Mendes’ WWI epic is an astounding technical achievement, but loses its soul on the way to razzle-dazzle.
Terrence Malick’s three-hour opus examines the links between the theological, the empirical, and the absurdist in his best film in almost a decade.
The Stephen King sequel checks out with a disappointing opener, but Roland Emmerich’s WWII epic flies high.
The stars of Roland Emmerich’s epic war film sit down to talk about research, gum, and the Greatest Generation.