War Doc ‘Combat Obscura’ Is An Unflinching Microcosm Of War In Afghanistan

Published on Mar 16, 2019

War is “boredom punctuated by moments of terror,” as the old adage goes. Boredom, however, has never made for a good film, which has led to a cinematic century of war presented as an exciting, if horrifying endeavor. And while some films (“Full Metal Jacket” and “Platoon“) edged ever closer to the ghastly reality, and others (“Jarhead“) captured the tedium, none seem to embody the stark duality as “Combat Obscura” so fully.

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Author: Gary Garrison