Review: We Went To War (2013)

The late Michael Grigsby’s final film is a follow-up to his 1970 documentary I WAS A SOLDIER, which examined the effects of the Vietnam war on three young men who had returned home. WE WENT TO WAR catches up with the same veterans over 40 years later to see how the passage of time has …

A U.S. Foreign Policy double-bill (ooh, the excitement)

Having caught the rather good Charlie Wilson’s War, starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, at the cinema last weekend, it reminded me very much of another film that probed the fallacies of American interventionist foreign policy, but set in a different period: Philip Noyce’s The Quiet American. Taken together, they are pretty different beasts. CWW is …