Patton (1970)

It was probably 11 years ago when I tried to rent every movie available at the local Blockbuster. Somewhere in there, I went through a military movie phase and recall renting Patton. I’ve been aware of this film’s award-winning pedigree, yet I am still puzzled by all the pomp and circumstance after a second viewing. … More Patton (1970)

Platoon (1986)

Once upon a time, I went through a military movie phase. It was early 2009, and to be quite honest, I had contemplated joining the forces. I remember going to Blockbuster every other day and renting two to three war movies and watching some of the greats. One day I did rent Platoon, which won … More Platoon (1986)

Apocalypse Now (1979)

All throughout film history, there have been war movies. It is safe to say that the two most covered conflicts are World War II and the Vietnam War. I understand that I’ve grown up in North America, and the majority of these films have been centred around American participation in these conflicts.  Apocalypse Now is … More Apocalypse Now (1979)

Stripes (1981)

There have been a handful of military comedies to grace the big screen over the years, and one of the most talked-about is Stripes. Headlined by Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, John Candy, and Judge Reinhold, this comedy will show you everything wrong with the military and a thousand incidents that would never be possible. The … More Stripes (1981)