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.

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Episodes

  • The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

    January 13th, 2023  |  2 hrs 23 mins
    cinema, daniele bolelli, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Kt, Liam, and guest Daniele Bolelli discuss the 1992 French and Indian War epic from director Michael Mann, The Last of the Mohicans, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Madeleine Stowe.

  • Das Boot (1981)

    December 16th, 2022  |  2 hrs 12 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the 1981 German WWII submarine warfare epic directed by Wolfgang Peterson, Das Boot (Director's Cut).

  • All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)

    November 11th, 2022  |  1 hr 50 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the 2022 adaptation from the book, All Quiet on the Western Front, directed by Edward Berger.

  • BONUS EPISODE: Fright Pub: Last Night in Soho (2021)

    October 28th, 2022  |  1 hr 4 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    A bonus episode while we are on holiday break, from our sister podcast: Fright Pub.
    Liam, Shaggy, and Lauren enjoy their best film-themed adult beverages while discussing a horror film.

  • The Hunt for Red October (1990)

    October 15th, 2022  |  1 hr 55 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss John McTiernan's 1990 techno-thriller, The Hunt for Red October.

  • Mister Roberts (1955)

    September 30th, 2022  |  1 hr 56 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss John Ford's 1955 World War II Naval comedy, Mister Roberts.

  • Apocalypse Now (1979)

    September 16th, 2022  |  2 hrs 11 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 surrealist Vietnam epic, Apocalypse Now.

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

    August 26th, 2022  |  1 hr 51 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the 1957 WWII film The Bridge on the River Kwai, directed by David Lean and starring Alec Guinness, William Holden, and Jack Hawkins.

  • Beau Geste (1939)

    August 13th, 2022  |  1 hr 52 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the 1939 film Beau Geste, directed by William Wellman, about three brothers who escape their posh life in England to serve in the French Foreign Legion in North Africa after a family heirloom mysteriously disappears.

  • Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan (2019)

    July 29th, 2022  |  1 hr 48 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the 2019 film Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan, directed by Kriv Stenders, "based on real events" during one of the most famous battles for Anzac troops during the Vietnam War.

  • BONUS EPISODE: Independence Day (1996)

    July 4th, 2022  |  1 hr 46 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the Big, Stupid Fun summer blockbuster of our youth, director Roland Emmerich's Independence Day.

  • The Northman (2022)

    July 1st, 2022  |  2 hrs 8 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the 2022 film The Northman, directed by Robert Eggers, his third film to date and his first big-budget project.