About the show

War is Hell, people make films about it, and we love to talk about them.
We are Dan, Katie, and Liam, and this...is DANGER CLOSE: A war film podcast.
New episodes every other Friday.

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Episodes

  • 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.

  • Beau Travail

    July 2nd, 2021  |  1 hr 57 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss Claire Denis' 1999 art film, Beau Travail.

  • Kingdom of Heaven

    June 18th, 2021  |  2 hrs 32 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss Ridley Scott's 2005 epic, Kingdom of Heaven.

  • Hot Shots!

    June 4th, 2021  |  1 hr 18 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the 1991 Jim Abrahams film, Hot Shots!

  • Atonement

    May 21st, 2021  |  2 hrs 1 min
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film, war movie

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the 2007 Joe Wright film, Atonement.

  • Empire of the Sun

    May 7th, 2021  |  2 hrs 6 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the 1987 Steven Spielberg film, Empire of the Sun, based on J.G. Ballard's novel. A young Christian Bale portrays Jamie, a British boy trying to survive a Japanese internment camp and reunite with his parents during the Japanese occupation of Shanghai in WWII.

  • Jojo Rabbit

    April 23rd, 2021  |  1 hr 56 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the 2019 Taika Waititi film, Jojo Rabbit, a satire about a little boy at the end of WWII in Germany, his imaginary friend Adolf, and his discovery of the truth behind German propaganda of the time.

  • Grave of the Fireflies

    April 9th, 2021  |  1 hr 56 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the 1988 Anime film, Grave of the Fireflies, about a Japanese teen and his sister trying to survive the aftermath of the Kobe firebombings.

  • The Caine Mutiny

    March 26th, 2021  |  1 hr 51 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the 1954 Edward Dmytryk naval classic, The Caine Mutiny, about a Captain suffering from paranoia, the crew who mutinies to save the ship, and their subsequent court martial.

  • They Shall Not Grow Old

    March 12th, 2021  |  2 hrs 3 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the 2018 Peter Jackson documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old, about British Infantry and the average soldier's perspective on the Western Front in WWI.

  • The Outpost

    February 26th, 2021  |  1 hr 42 mins
    cinema, film, military, veterans, war, war film

    Dan, Katie, and Liam discuss the 2020 Rod Lurie/Jake Tapper collaboration, The Outpost, about the Battle of Kamdesh between U.S. Army Soldiers and Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan.