'Whose the leader of the club that's made for you and me? M-I-C-K-E-Y-M-O-U-S-E.'
A film that both shows the horrors of war juxtaposed with the comedy of how silly the war in Vietnam really was, Kubrick makes possibly the most memorable war flick of all time.The opening 40 minute bootcamp scene is pure genius.
While this is for me by no means Kubrick's best, that demonstrates just how incredible his films really are.
As I sat down on my seat, my finger hovering over the play button - I knew this was going to be good. The light dangling overhead was a distraction. I got up. I turned it off.
The room went black.
The film began. I fumbled with my Fedora and sipped on my whiskey while Thornton stole the show. His best performance? I think so.
The film told the tale of a barber, Ed Crane (Thornton), a quiet…