Three sentence movie reviews: Return
The always-good Linda Cardellini and the always interesting Michael Shannon team up as a couple trying to put their life back together after Cardellini returns from a deployment. This movie continues the tradition of being a not-quite-there attempt to depict the drawbacks/realities of the endless Iraq/Afghanistan engagement.* Solid performances, slow plot, overall kind of just there.
Cost: free via work-sponsored Netflix.
Where watched: at home.
*I think there needs to be some distance from a war to really “get” it on film. And since this one is still going on, it’s difficult to have any distance.
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2012/return.html
Hmm, that’s a very valid point. A lot of the best Vietnam movies are from the late 1970s to mid-1980s. And some of the best WWII and Korean War movies came decades after those conflicts. I wonder if it’s because the story of the “War on Terror” isn’t actually finished yet?
And will it ever be?