With 'Unbroken,' 'Fury,' a war-movie wave rises again

January 2, 2015 1:06 PM

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War movies have been around nearly as long as film itself, but every now and then the genre seems to spark a new resonance in the public imagination.

The late 1980s saw a spate of Vietnam War movies ("Platoon," "Full Metal Jacket," "Casualties of War") as filmmakers and the country began processing in earnest the consequences of that conflict. A decade later, baby boomers took a renewed interest in the "Greatest Generation" that both raised them ...

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