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Film, "Korengal": Sebastian Junger Cuts Through the Jingoism of Americans at War

"Korengal": Sebastian Junger Cuts Through the Jingoism of Americans at War

Sebastian Junger's documentary Korengal is a much-needed counterbalance to Peter Berg's drama Lone Survivor from earlier this year. Korengal is also about a group of male soldiers in a rugged yet verdant area of Afghanistan as part of the questionably-named…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Restrepo</i>

Restrepo

Amid a glut of amped nonfiction films about the U.S. at war, journalists Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger's documentary about their 2007 stay with an American platoon in a Taliban-infested region of Afghanistan raises its voice by lowering it. Stripped…
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Film, Film is a battlefield

Film is a battlefield

Trailing a platoon of U.S. Army soldiers in Afghanistan, Restrepo is a nerve-jangling work of "you are there" combat correspondence. It's also being pitched as the first apolitical war documentary of the post–9/11 era. Named for the platoon's fallen medic,…
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Film, The Perfect Spoiler

The Perfect Spoiler

The press kit for The Perfect Storm contains the damnedest thing I've ever read -- a "special request" that reads, in full: "Warner Bros. Pictures would appreciate the press' cooperation in not revealing the ending of this film to their…
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