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The bravery of the real soldiers is buried under a mountain of hokey sentiment and rah-rah bluster.

‘12 Strong’ puts a one-dimensional spin on true-life heroism

January 18th, 2018

The bravery of the real soldiers is buried under a mountain of hokey sentiment and rah-rah bluster.

  • Everything in theaters this week, plus special screenings and movie reviews.

  • “People focus on the broad strokes of stories, but the interesting parts are the small details within it.”

  • The story’s told from the nostalgic perspective of a teenager discovering his sexuality and experiencing his first love.

  • Only toward the end does director Paul Thomas Anderson’s long game finally become apparent.

  • “This record has very little insecurity. It was a blast to make, and it’s really fun to play live.”

  • The show often gets compared to The Twilight Zone, because each episode is a stand-alone narrative that’s tends to be really weird.

  • The couples’ various problems include infidelity, alcoholism, undisclosed bisexuality, divorce and run-of-the-mill annoyance.

  • Anyone who discovered COC at the band’s popular height should be satisfied with this effective return to the familiar.

  • Bassist Nate Brenner partners with leader Merrill Garbus for an approachable and dancey record.

  • In 2015, Paramount and CBS sued the makers of a Star Trek fan film, leading to a set of guidelines for fan filmmakers.

  • Score boho dresses, bomber jackets and retro tees from Vegas-based vendors.

  • Michael Wolff makes a convincing case that the campaign that expected to lose gamely morphed into the administration that can’t run the empire.

  • Also: Spoon at the Chelsea and the Pilobolus Maximus dancers at Smith Center.

  • While some of the historical details are fascinating, the crime drama around them is tedious and tiresome in any era.

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