writer: William Broyles Jr.

Flags of Our Fathers

As in most war epics filmed in our day, this is a bloody and graphic portrayal of the story behind the men who were in the famous photo taken on Mount Suribachi atop the island of Iwo Jima. It is unfortunate that director Eastwood chose to show with such graphic detail the maiming and wounding of [...]

Jarhead

Jarhead is the furthest thing away from a family film that I have seen in a long, long time. It contains at least 2 f-words per minute in the dialog, not to mention all the other graphically obscene language. There are several sex scenes and negative dialog about women, girlfriends and wives [...]

Cast Away

Once again, Hanks proves his worth as a movie star. Giving us a fully dimensional characterization (a rarity in films nowadays), we not only learn how to survive along with him, but we sense his understanding of the sanctity of life. A very important message is revealed in the film, no matter how [...]