Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Am slightly shellshocked this evening having just sat through Redacted, an extremely painful, punishing yet deeply affecting film about Iraq by Brian De Palma. It's a multifaceted fictionalised account of a real life atrocity committed by US forces in Samarra.

You can't help but be impressed by the fucking bravery of the guy for making it, because make no mistake, he's guaranteed himself a hard time amongst all sorts of quarters back in the States. It's the kind of movie that, like War Hunt (1962), will be recognised as a classic in years to come.

1 comment:

Daniel said...

I don't see the appeal of being preached to for 2 hrs. by the director of the Black Dahlia Murders (worst film ever BTW). And since when did moralizing become "brave"?