Forgot to mention a movie I finished watching yesterday: Cross Of Iron (imdb | rotten tomatoes), a Sam Peckinpah anti-war war movie from the late 70s. Although I hated the filming style, I liked the film itself. It’s not often you see an English-speaking film about German soldiers trying to hold off the Russian army in the last days of WWII, and there’s no semblance of blind patriotism or the nobility of war.
As I said, though, I hated the style. Or maybe it was just the transfer to the DVD that made it feel so ugly and choppy. If ever there was a movie crying out for Criterion treatment, this is it.
[tags]cross of iron, criterion[/tags]