REVIEW: Civil War (2024)

[Insert lack of Marvel superheroes joke here.]

Now that that’s out of the way, Alex Garland’s Civil War is a surprisingly smart movie, a film not about right and wrong so much as what would happen if a hellish civil war of the kind we mostly associate with third-world nations came to America, and the news media’s role in it. It’s the kind of film you wrestle with as you watch it, one that will frustrate you for the right reasons and get you to see… what you’ll see, really.

In an America torn apart by a civil war between a disparate bunch of factions and the federal government, reporter Lee Smith (Kirsten Dunst) brings her colleague Joel (Wagner Moura), friendly rival reporter Sammy (Stephen McKinley Henderson), and aspiring photojournalist Jessie (Cailee Spaeny) on a journey...

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Apr 13th 2024
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