Thursday, December 31, 2009

MOVIE OF THE WEEK: Miracle at St. Anna

I don’t care what the critics say, I loved this movie. It’s a bit long, but be patient because the pay-off is worth it. The fact that my mom didn’t fall asleep and followed the whole film intently says a lot, trust me. The beginning, middle and end were beautifully connected, and I think I got something in my eye in the end (I know I’m a wuss). I like it when we get different perspectives of war, and the story of the buffalo soldiers was interesting. As a war film, be prepared for some truly cringe-worthy moments and it’s directed by Spike Lee, so it’s not “prettied” up at all. The various relationships were compelling and helped show that there can still be compassion in war. I don’t really want to give away the whole plot, so I’m not going to say much in this review. Just watch it!

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