The Thin Red Line (1998)

A beautiful, very cinematic meditation on what drives conflict between humans, the imbalance between humankind and nature, and whether conflict and suffering is inherent to the natural world or some specific evil of humanity. The way the film flits around characters, the way some pop in and out or die unceremoniously, is so non-Hollywood, but…

Spec Ops: The Line (2012)

“Spec Ops: The Line” is a thoughtful, fascinating examination of the psychology behind typical shooter games, masquerading as a typical shooter game. I’m stunned that this game got developed and released in such an uncompromised form. It’s a moody, reflective satire of the genre it’s very much a part of. Far from a perfect game,…