See American Sniper early and free

Washington DC screening
Jan 12
I thought American Sniper missed its target (sorry) a bit, but there is no doubt that the film is both powerful and well made. If you're into that kind of thing then you probably want some passes to see it... tonight. Ye... read
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A missed shot
Clint Eastwood is easily one of the best directors in Hollywood so him tackling the incredible story of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle is something to get pretty excited about. We already know he has the war movie chops tha... read feature

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Examining US troops that murdered innocent Afghan civilians for sport
The war in Afghanistan is the longest military conflict in which the United States has been involved. The operation is nowhere near as successful as hoped, which is part of the reality of fighting a war in Afghanistan, a less... read feature

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The Puntland Maritime Police Force (PMPF) vs. Somali pirates
At the end of The Project we're shown events that happened in March 2013 involving the Puntland Maritime Police Force (PMPF). There's  a harrowing stand-off with Somali pirates just off the coast. Since the events and de... read feature


Trailer: Dirty Wars

Apr 23
Dirty Wars is a Sundance selected documentary by director Richard Rowley which seeks to shed light on the extremely covert operations of the United States government's Joint Special Operations Command. Dirty Wars follows inv... read

Trailer: Library Wars (Toshokan Sensou)

A Japanese light novel/YA series gets a live-action big screen adaptation
Feb 11
Library Wars (Toshokan Sensō) has a concept so strange yet fresh that I'm immediately intrigued. Adapted from a series of Japanese light novels (young adult novels) by Hiro Arikawa, Library Wars also spawned a manga and... read
Hiroshi Tasogawa's explores the unmaking of Akira Kurosawa's Tora! Tora! Tora!
There's a song on Cursive's The Ugly Organ called "Art is Hard." The title is so facile and yet you know it's true. In Les Blank's documentary The Burden of Dreams, you watch Werner Herzog suffer potential ruin in order to co... read feature

The award-winning author talks about Akira Kurosawa and the Tora! Tora! Tora! fiasco
With Tora! Tora! Tora!, producer Darryl F. Zanuck hoped to do for the Pearl Harbor attack what The Longest Day did for the D-Day invasion. To helm the Japanese sequences of the film, he enlisted Akira Kurosawa. The director f... read feature


TV spot for Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty

Nov 26
The early buzz has been extremely positive for Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty, her docudrama about the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden. Many of the early reviews have praised the film for its overall leanness and in... read

Trailer: I Declare War

Aug 24
When I was younger and played outside with my friends, we would always imagine up stories that we should follow. There were so many intricacies to our plot lines that, to this day, I still have no real idea what the hell we ... read

[For the month of July, we will be covering the New York Asian Film Festival and the (also New York-based) Japan Cuts Film Festival, which together form one of the largest showcases of Asian cinema in the world. For our NYAFF... read feature

In case you'd forgotten, war is quite ugly
It's hard to shock me. My time on the internet has done a lot to desensitize me. But if there's one type of movie that should continue to make me feel truly uncomfortable, it's a war film. War is hell, the saying goes, and an... read feature


[Losing My Virginity articles are reviews written by someone who still hasn't seen an incredibly popular movie after all these years. LMV reviews are interesting in that they can offer the perspective of a person who's untain... read feature

Korea's 2011 Oscar entry really should have won
There are only two films about war that have brought me to the verge of tears. The first is more the implication of war, and that would be Stephen Spielberg's incredible Schindler's List. The second is a war film mo... read feature


Arnold Schwarzenegger's Black Sands becomes Black Sunday

Dec 29
Arnold is looking to revive his acting career in any way he can, it seems, as he's taking on the most random roles ever. I mean, if Arnold is desperate for roles, you know the economy's in trouble. Last we heard he was starri... read

Trailer: Into the White

Dec 02
Into the White is a World War II film about two groups of soldiers from England and Germany, respectively. After they shoot each other down, they find themselves sharing a Norwegian cabin. In order to survive the harsh ... read

Remember way back to last month when we brought you news of Roger Corman's interest in working on Sharktopus 2? Well, there was more to that interview (which will finally be posted some time next week), and he told me ab... read feature


Trailer: Red Tails

Nov 10
I'm starting to come around on Red Tails. I haven't been impressed by what we've seen so far, but this trailer makes it look like a fairly thrilling tale. There's not nearly enough World War 2 fighter pilot movies, especiall... read

Trailer: In The Land of Blood & Honey

Oct 27
In this trailer for Angelina Jolie's directorial debut, In The Land of Blood & Honey, there is plenty of romance and gunfire. The story of the movie is based around a "Serbian rape camp administrator and one of his Bosni... read

Trailer: Red Tails

Oct 19
  A new trailer for Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox's historical World War II drama has been released online. Red Tails follows the story of the "intrepid young airmen" of the then-experimental Tuskegee piloting program,... read

Trailer: Homecoming

Oct 07
In Homecoming, Brea Grant stars as a young female soldier who has returned home from her tour of duty to her old life, old friends and old family. She seems to be having a bit of trouble adjusting to the changes of lifestyle... read

Trailer: Red Tails

Aug 17
Man, dog fight movies are awesome. The last trailer for Red Tails definitely piqued my interest, but its focus on the film's dramatic side left me wondering how well they were going to tackle one of film's greatest tradition... read

Zack Snyder may direct an Afghanistan war thriller

Aug 02
At this point, I'm fairly sure Zack Snyder exists to punish me for some sin in a past life. That, or just the usual "God's all hatin' on the Jew folk" we've been dealing with for a few thousand years. Anyway, Zack Snyder may ... read

Trailer: War Horse

Jun 29
Sometimes a movie's title just seems a little too obvious. War Horse is one of those movies. It's a movie about a horse that goes to war and War Horse was the most creative thing they could come up with? Why not branch out w... read

Hurt Locker filmmakers working on Osama Bin Laden film

May 04
A few nights ago we were filled with a wide range of emotions upon hearing that Osama Bin Laden was dead. Even in the safety of our own homes the adrenaline was easily noticed, so it's hard to imagine what it must have felt l... read

Trailer: Armadillo

Apr 08
In the past two or three years, there have been some great war documentaries to come out (Restrepo comes to mind). But Armadillo is a beast to its own. Filmed over the course of a six month tour of duty in 2009, the ... read

Flixist Podcast, Ep 10: LizRugg gives us VD...questions

Feb 13
Happy Valentine's Day people! This is a special episode of our podcast, Get Your Flix, which caters to the romantic sentiment that is supposed to be spread around today, thanks to one of our lovely listeners, LizRug... read

There Be Dragons trailer lies, has no dragons

Jan 25
By looking at the header picture above you probably wouldn't think this movie was about some secret religious cult that smells like Dan Brown's garbage bin. Then the trailer -- which I've embedded after the break -- ditches ... read

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