nikkl’s review published on Letterboxd:
This is one of those movies that you have to watch for yourself to truly appreciate it. It is more of a lesson in philosophy than it is a war movie. It will prove to be difficult for anyone to try and keep track of all the different existential questions that are asked throughout it. Terrence Malick made something truly beautiful here and the fact that he made it after a 20 year hiatus just makes it that much more impressive.
Lt. Col. Gordon Tall. As usual, Nick Nolte was amazing! He played your typical soldier hard ass, but based on what we learn about him during his introduction, you can appreciate his motives and you really sympathize with him.
This great evil scene. If you’re thinking of watching this movie, look up this scene to get an idea of what you’re in for.
Dead Japanese Soldier: Are you righteous? Kind? Does your confidence lie in this? Are you loved by all? Know that I was, too. Do you imagine your sufferings will be less because you loved goodness and truth?
Most of Adrien Brody’s scenes were cut and he didn’t know this until he watched it at the premiere. This was especially shocking because Cpl. Fife, who Brody plays, was the central character in the novel.
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Hacksaw Ridge (2016).
What’s your favourite WWII film?