Sunday, November 20, 2005
If you want a film with great acting and cinematography, check out Jarhead. The resume of Sam Mendes, Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard and Jamie Foxx brings an interesting look at Operation Dessert Storm. I've pretty much had it with war films (Saving Private Ryan and When We Were Soldiers wore me out), but the buzz about Gyllenhaal's performance took me to the theater ... I was not disappointed. This story is not political, it is not judgmental, it is human and honest. This film is true drama, and a look inside the soldiers' heads. Beautifully filmed and well written, this was a film I really enjoyed.