Another Look: Full Metal Jacket (***)

"In total, this film means the same thing to me that it did back in 1987. It's schizophrenic and frustrating. In the effort to make mirror images of life before and after being honed into the "full metal jacket" they forgot to make the story a believable one. It might have been more effective if the characters were more than just big, dumb mouthpieces of some of the post poetic prose you ever did hear about war. Or if they'd just stuck with Hartman until the end."

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47 Meters Down (***) Almost didn’t make it

47 Meters Down - 2017 Director Johannes Roberts Screenplay by Roberts and Ernest Riara Starring  Claire Holt, Mandy Moore, Chris J. Johnson, Yani Gellman, Santiago A. Segura, Matthew Modine 47 Meters Down is not a great movie. It's really not all that good of a movie. What keeps it from being a bad film, however is a good script. Two sisters Lisa … Continue reading 47 Meters Down (***) Almost didn’t make it