Classier than most drug/crime dramas, Carlito's Way brings a vintage feel to a genre that turned toward merciless violence, but that doesn't mean it works either.
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A grueling Vietnam that offsets a number of historically inverse films from the era, Casualties of War is a difficult watch but essential in its reality.
It is more a set-up for a TV comedy than serious drama, so over produced and glossy as to reject any sensibility of authenticity.
Thin Red Line isn't telling the story of Gualdacanal so much as it's expressing the philosophy of war and how it applies to this specific theater.
When Fair Game slows down, takes a breather, and lets a wide-ranging, superb cast finally go to work, it's fantastic.
Milk will likely become director Gus Van Sant’s crowning achievement, a deeply involving story of San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in the country. …