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INSTRUMENT OF WAR Family Movie Review

INSTRUMENT OF WAR Family Movie Review

By Rachel Wagner At first glance, a gritty war movie seems like an odd choice for BYUTV, and an even stranger choice for a Christmas movie, but that’s what we get in the new film Instrument of War and surprisingly it really works. Instrument of War is the inspirational true story of WWII bomber pilot, Clair Cline, who is captured by the German Army and placed in a prisoner of war camp called Stala ...[Read More]

dunkirk

DUNKIRK Family Movie Review

Review by Thomas Olsen WHAT'S DUNKIRK ABOUT? Allied soldiers in Europe are surrounded by the German army with little hope of surviving.  IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE A) Dunkirk is an unconventional but striking war film. It’s both inspiring and horrific. While other war films tend to depict the gore and violence of war, Dunkirk goes the route of letting you feel what it’s like to be stuck in the hopeles ...[Read More]

Overlooked Gem: JOYEUX NOEL (2006)

Overlooked Gem: JOYEUX NOEL (2006)

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) It's Christmas Eve on the battlefront. Both sides have seen heavy casualties and soul-numbing violence. Amidst the cold and despair, someone starts singing “Silent Night.” Their comrades join in and, to their shock, so do their enemies in their foreign tongue. As hostilities cease for the night, enemies become friends as soldiers bond ...[Read More]

An Interview with the Stars of SAINTS AND SOLDIERS: AIRBORNE CREED

An Interview with the Stars of SAINTS AND SOLDIERS: AIRBORNE CREED

By Jonathan Decker, Clinical Director, LMFT This interview originally ran in Meridian Magazine in 2012.  Saints and Soldiers-Airborne Creed is the second film in director Ryan Little’s critically-acclaimed series of inspiring World War II films (read my interview with Little). With an emphasis on finding humanity and decency amidst the horrors of war, the Saints and Soldiers brand is also characte ...[Read More]