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

  • 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.

  • A Bridge Too Far (1977)

    June 17th, 2022  |  1 hr 46 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the 1977 WWII film A Bridge Too Far, directed by Richard Attenborough with another fabulous ensemble cast.

  • Outlaw King (2018)

    June 3rd, 2022  |  1 hr 39 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the 2018 David Mackenzie 14th-century epic about Robert the Bruce and the First War of Scottish Independence, Outlaw King.

  • The Longest Day (1962)

    May 20th, 2022  |  1 hr 57 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the 1962 Darryl F. Zanuck produced WWII film about Operation Overlord, with too many directors and too many stars to count, The Longest Day.

  • Tumbledown (1988)

    May 6th, 2022  |  1 hr 41 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the 1988 Falklands War film based on the teleplay and directed by Richard Eyre, Tumbledown.

  • Charlotte Gray (2001)

    April 22nd, 2022  |  1 hr 37 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the 2001 WWII spy-romance film directed by Gillian Armstrong, Charlotte Gray.

  • 1917 (2019)

    April 8th, 2022  |  1 hr 55 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss 1917, the WWI film released in 2019 from director Sam Mendes and cinematographer Roger Deakins.