Michael Totten on "The Hurt Locker"
I've said before that The Hurt Locker is by far the best movie about the war in Iraq. I'm pleased to see that this one instead of the others—all of which are terrible—might actually win an Oscar.I haven't seen the other films he mentions, but I did see "The Hurt Locker" recently, and Totten is right to recommend it so strongly. It's not without flaws and unevenness, but overall it's a very powerful, absorbing, and probing film that stays with you makes you think. (This review captures some of the reasons why, even though its picture of the film is incomplete.)
If you haven't yet seen it, I strongly recommend renting it or even buying it. None of the others are even worth watching, but I splurged and picked up the Blu-ray version of this one.
A better trailer, once you wait through a stupid introduction: