Director J.D. Dillard adapted Adam Makos’s novel Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice, based on an incredible true story, into the feature film Devotion starring Jonathan Majors as Jesse Brown, the first Black Navy Aviator, and Glen… Read More ›
“The Ambush” Blu-ray Giveaway
From Pierre Morel, the action director behind District B13 (2004), Taken (2008), and Peppermint (2018), comes a brand-new film, The Ambush. The based-on-a-true-story action drama follows three United Arab Emirates soldiers fighting for their lives and is coming home courtesy of Well… Read More ›
Documentary short film “Ukrainians in Exile” puts the people in frame.
For as long as someone thought themselves superior to another, for as long as someone believed themselves owed what belongs to another, there has been colonization. The roots likely go deeper than we know for sure, but, starting in February… Read More ›
“Hansan: Rising Dragon” Blu-ray Giveaway
After a string of theatrical and festival screenings, writer/director Kim Han-min’s war epic Hansan: Rising Dragon is headed home this month. Graciously, Well Go USA has given EoM two (2) of the Blu-ray to giveaway. If you’d like a chance to… Read More ›
The performances within novel adaptation “Devotion” will ensnare your heart. [Film Fest 919]
I think we should get an ugly little detail out of the way so we don’t have to mention it again in this review as it’s a rather unfair talking point, but one that I do believe deserves touching on…. Read More ›
Honor, pain, and cuddles are just the beginning of Alberto Vázquez’s “Unicorn Wars.” [Fantastic Fest]
If you go down in the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise If you go down in the woods today, you’d better go in disguise For every bear that ever there was Will gather there for certain because… Read More ›
Ukrainian war film “Sniper: The White Raven” makes a strong argument for the ouroboros nature of war.
Patience and endurance. According to a character in director Marian Bushan’s (Lucescu Phenomenon) Sniper: The White Raven, what separates snipers from soldiers is patience and endurance. Snipers don’t rush, they don’t preen, and they don’t attack unless the shot is… Read More ›
Matthew Vaughn’s lengthy spy drama “The King’s Man” brings with it equally lengthy bonus features on its home release.
Writer/director Matthew Vaughn is a name synonymous with hyper-violence and comedy thanks to projects like Kick-Ass (2010) and The Kingsman series, but he’s also responsible for writing/directing Stardust (2007) and X-Men: First Class (2011), as well as the script for… Read More ›
Arrow Video restores Yasuzô Masumura’s anti-war film “赤い天使 (Red Angel)” into a nice updated package for the world to enjoy.
With its opening shots of war-torn landscapes, skulls absent flesh and sinew, and other indicators of lifelessness, Yasuzô Masumura’s 赤い天使 (Red Angel) is quickly determined to be anti-war, the bleakness on display never softening from the beginning to the ending…. Read More ›
“Escape from Mogadishu” Blu-ray Giveaway
Picked by South Korea to represent them at the 2022 Oscars, director Ryoo Seung-wan’s Escape from Mogadishu is an adaption of the real events in which rival diplomats had to work together to survive as civil war broke out around them…. Read More ›
Historical drama “The War Below” reenacts the explosive real events of the Battle of Messines with a strange fizzle.
The war film genre is a strange beast. Many of the films are entirely propaganda, pontificating on the successes of the old made by the sacrifices of young, celebrating the loss of life by infusing it with self-aggrandizing nationalism. Weird… Read More ›
Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket” shows off what 4K UHD can really bring to the table.
Joining the list of catalogue titles Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is re-releasing on 4K UHD comes the widely beloved Stanley Kubrick Vietnam film Full Metal Jacket. Even if you haven’t seen the film, you’re likely familiar with many of the… Read More ›
Civil War story “Union” is a missed opportunity.
The Civil War is a time period that doesn’t get explored in most movies. Sure, we love to see our World War II movies, whether it’s Saving Private Ryan, Dunkirk, or Hacksaw Ridge, but the Civil War is full of… Read More ›
Bring the immense theatrical scale of “1917” home now.
Of the films to drop in 2019, none impressed this reviewer more from a technical perspective than Sam Mendes’s 1917. Designed, shot, and edited to create a seamless one-take feel, 1917 became one of the year’s most immersive experiences without… Read More ›
Technical mastery and a poetic approach to direction make director Sam Mendes’s “1917” an unforgettable experience.
Dunkirk. Hacksaw Ridge. Saving Private Ryan. The Thin Red Line. All Quiet on the Western Front. Each of these films found a provocative way to tell a war story. Whether it’s the tickticktick of Hans Zimmer’s Dunkirk score accompanying overlapping… Read More ›
“Swing Kids” celebrates the promise of freedom.
Films are often more than an escape from your lives or a distraction from politics, family, friends, or whatever ails you. Even hidden within the most harmless looking story is a thematic nugget propelling everything forward, desperately asking the audience… Read More ›