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Movie Review – ‘Free State of Jones’

“A shockingly brutal and bloody war movie, “Free State of Jones” raises many hot-topic issues—none more so than the dramatic mistreatment of blacks by Southerner plantation and slave owners.  This historic film starkly illustrates the pressures and hardships faced by so many down at the local level.” Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Alright, alright, alright.  Matthew... Read More »

Movie Review – ‘A War’

“A War” confronts the fog of war, the confusion and realities of split-second combat decisions and its consequences… Rarely has a film captured the sacrifices and hardships of military members and their families like “A War” does so effortlessly. A must-see for anyone who’s deployed or had a family member serve down range.  Patrick King,... Read More »

Movie Review – ‘The Finest Hours’

“An intense, gritty story of determination and survival highlights the Coast Guard’s greatest small-boat rescue in its history.” Patrick King, REEL BRIEF.com Based on the book “The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue” by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias, this thriller crashes a nor-easter storm along... Read More »

Ground truth: ’13 Hours’ Movie Review

“An intense, action-packed story of bravery… It places bearded faces–and their personal stories–up against the mere head counts provided in news reports. “13 Hours” methodically walks Americans through the multiple pleas for support that emerged from Benghazi as the State Department’s compound and CIA annex erupted in gunfire.” Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Based on the real-life terrorist attacks on September... Read More »

Top 10 Films of 2015

Here are the REEL BRIEF Top 10 Films of 2015. 10.  The Big Short Four bold investors see the writing on the bank industry walls–and turn modern banking upside down.  A “☆☆☆☆☆” cast features Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt. Using equal investments of superb casting and unique storytelling, Director Adam McKay’s... Read More »

Preview: ’13 Hours…’

New movie posters were just released for “13 Hours”… Official Website: http://www.thirteenhoursmovie.com/ **** UPDATE *** Here’s the second and most recent trailer just released for “13 Hours…” This film looks, sounds and smells like today’s fight against terrorism.  It’s intense, raw and you can actually hear and feel the tension rise in the voices of those on... Read More »

Movie Review – ‘KILO TWO BRAVO’

“Between the morphine injections from soldiers and the casualty evacuation attempt by American forces, a heart-pounding and emotional true story of heroism unfolds. Emerging from the dusty minefield in Afghanistan is a graphic portrayal of war and the “Never give up” mentality of brothers-in-arms. For that alone, “KILO TWO BRAVO” is a must-see film!” –... Read More »

*EXCLUSIVE* Update on HBO’s ‘Masters of the Air’ WWII miniseries

UPDATE: Added reader photo below. Anyone with photographs of loved ones from World War II, particularly the 8th Air Force, and would like them added to the above post, please email your pictures to reelbriefmoviereviews@mail.com and provide any information/background on the photo. Thank you! 8th Air Force’s 93rd Bomb Wing (photo by mightyeighth.org) This afternoon... Read More »

Tom Hanks’ new trailer: ‘Bridge of Spies’

I’ve covered the background on this film, inspired by the true story, before. An information war.  Two countries at the brink of World War III in 1962.  Three men with vast knowledge of their homeland’s secrets, held by their nation’s adversary.  Tom Hanks, as a Brooklyn lawyer, is asked by the United States to negotiate... Read More »

Movie Review – ‘MAX’

“Rather than focus squarely on a returning 4-legged war hero and the hundreds of lives he saved, this movie shuns, ignores and places misguided blame at the paws of one of our nation’s most loyal and dedicated military working dogs.”    – REEL BRIEF.com During my twenty-four years of Air Force service, I experienced my share... Read More »

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