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  • The Alamo (PG-13)

    Americans so love to fantasize about being underdogs that the fall of the Alamo has been filmed more than a dozen times, though John Wayne's legendary 1960 fiasco and a more enlightened political climate have made it a dicier prospect in recent years. more...
  • Dunkirk
  • Dunkirk (PG-13)

    Written and directed by Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception), this World War II epic dramatizes the heroic three-day effort to evacuate French, British, and Belgian troops from the French port town of Dunkirk before German forces could move in and eviscerate them. more...
  • Dunkirk: 70mm
  • Dunkirk: 70mm (PG-13)

    Written and directed by Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception), this World War II epic dramatizes the heroic three-day effort to evacuate French, British, and Belgian troops from the French port town of Dunkirk before German forces could move in and eviscerate them. more...
  • Dunkirk: The IMAX 2D Experience
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    Dunkirk: The IMAX 2D Experience (PG-13)

    Written and directed by Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception), this World War II epic dramatizes the heroic three-day effort to evacuate French, British, and Belgian troops from the French port town of Dunkirk before German forces could move in and eviscerate them. more...
  • Major Dundee (PG-13)

    Director Sam Peckinpah went over budget during production of this 1965 epic western and was fired, so this restoration, based on a scholarly assessment of his intentions, can't really be considered a director's cut. more...
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  • Megan Leavey
  • Megan Leavey (PG-13)

    Kate Mara sets the tone for this gritty Iraq war drama, playing a young burnout who flees her dead-end town and nagging divorced mom (Edie Falco) to join the marines. more...
  • Red Tails (PG-13)

    George Lucas served as executive producer for this effects-heavy action film about the Tuskegee Airmen, and it feels as synthetic and dull as The Phantom Menace. more...
  • Testament of Youth
  • Testament of Youth (PG-13)

    Vera Brittain's celebrated memoir of the British home front in World War I gets a polished Masterpiece Theatre treatment that fails to diminish the story's wrenching emotional content. more...
  • Unbroken (PG-13)

    Angelina Jolie directed this World War II movie from a script by Joel and Ethan Coen, but none of them leaves any sort of signature on the result, a straightforward and entirely commendable story about the triumph of the human spirit, etc. Based on the best-selling nonfiction book by Laura Hillebrand, it tells the story of Italian-American athlete Louis Zamperini, who competed in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and later served in the U.S. Air Force as a bombardier against the Japanese. more...
  • War Horse (PG-13)

    Steven Spielberg draws on his three most important influences—John Ford, David Lean, and Walt Disney—for this epic pet movie set during World War I. The film begins in an idealized rural England (modeled after the timeless Ireland of Ford's How Green Was My Valley) as a farmer's son (Jeremy Irvine) bonds with the "magical" horse he's training to plow the land. more...
  • Wings (PG-13)

    This 1927 silent feature won the first Academy Award for best picture, establishing a tradition of silliness that hasn't been broken to this day, but there is some thrilling flying footage and impressively expensive spectacle. more...