Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Marines Gone Wild

Since the Iraq war fatefully began half a decade ago, its fallout has inspired a slew of thoughtful, well-crafted narrative, documentary and docudrama films such as Stephen Gaghan’s “Syriana,” Charles Ferguson’s “No End In Sight” and Michael Winterbottom’s “The Road to Guantanamo,” respectively. In “Battle for Haditha,” which dramatizes the events culminating in the November 2005 slaughter of two dozen Iraqi civilians by American marines, director Nick Broomfield attempts to join this deep onscreen conversation but achieves something much more dubiously unusual—the first Iraq war B-movie.

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