Sunday, May 28

Five Came Back (2017)

"Five Came Back is an irresistibly watchable and ebullient celebration of five remarkable Hollywood studio directors – William Wyler, Frank Capra, George Stevens, John Ford and John Huston – who tackled the second world war head on. These were the patriotic idealists who put their talents to work on the frontline, creating enlightened propaganda for Uncle Sam. It is a romantic story in its way, although one that sometimes succumbs to its own need for derring-do and self-mythologising. ... But Five Came Back is certainly timely and welcome, with its emphasis on how these five musketeers were fighting against isolation and cynicism, as exemplified by Charles Lindbergh and the America First movement. ..."
NY Times: ‘Five Came Back,’ and Inspired the Likes of Spielberg
YouTube: Five Came Back | Official Trailer