About the show

Join a Marine Veteran, a film critic, and a theater director as they laugh, argue, and explore the history of humanity's triumphs and tragedies through war films old and new.

War is Hell.
People make films about it.
And we love to talk about them.

New episodes every other Friday!

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Episodes

  • The Battle of Algiers

    December 3rd, 2021  |  1 hr 35 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the 1966 Italian neorealist film from director Gillo Pontecorvo, The Battle of Algiers.

  • Hamilton

    November 19th, 2021  |  1 hr 44 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the 2020 release of the beloved 2015 musical by Lyn-Manuel Miranda about the American Revolution, Hamilton.

  • The Wind that Shakes the Barley

    November 5th, 2021  |  1 hr 28 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the 2006 Ken Loach film about two brothers in the Irish War for Independence in 1920, The Wind that Shakes the Barley.

  • Gettysburg

    October 22nd, 2021  |  2 hrs 10 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the 1993 Civil War drama/reenactment/tv film/epic from director Ron Maxwell, Gettysburg.

  • The Blue Max

    October 8th, 2021  |  1 hr 46 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the 1966 German Air Force drama from director John Guillerman, The Blue Max.

  • Seven Days in May

    September 24th, 2021  |  1 hr 41 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the 1964 political thriller from John Frankenheimer, Seven Days in May.

  • BONUS EPISODE: Starship Troopers with Paul Sammon

    September 21st, 2021  |  2 hrs 16 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam sit down with film historian and author Paul M. Sammon to discuss one of the many films he worked on, Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers (1997)

  • We Were Soldiers

    September 10th, 2021  |  2 hrs 6 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the 2002 Vietnam War film from director Randall Wallace, We Were Soldiers.

  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

    August 27th, 2021  |  1 hr 51 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the 2003 Napoleonic naval warfare epic from director Peter Weir.

  • The Death of Stalin

    August 13th, 2021  |  1 hr 31 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the 2017 dark comedy The Death of Stalin, from director Armando Iannucci.

  • Throne of Blood

    July 30th, 2021  |  2 hrs 10 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss Akira Kurosawa's 1957 epic retelling of MacBeth, Throne of Blood.

  • Argo

    July 16th, 2021  |  1 hr 40 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss Ben Affleck's 2012 Iranian hostage crisis film, Argo.