The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line ★★★★½

A beautiful war film, one that ruminates on the psychological aspects of the acts committed during it, while also mixing in questions of death, the family of humanity, and the soul amidst constant images of nature. Nature plays just as much of a part in the film as any of the cast. It is a tool that is just as much of alive as any person in this war. (The one that most resonates is artillery shells bursting in the distance as we watch a fledgling baby bird trying to make its way from just hatching.) War is an act against nature just as it is against man and it's deeply felt; we hear it and witness it throughout. Those images are a constant reminder of the atrocity that war provides every single living being in its path.

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