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John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison are exploring titles from the entire history of cinema about every war, big and bigger. They discuss filmmaking, geopolitical history, nerd out about uniforms and equipment, and crack wise the entire time. To the victor go the spoiler alerts!

Friendly Fire Ep 48: Pearl Harbor

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Pearl Harbor: Is this a faithful retelling of the attack on Pearl Harbor, or is this film Michael Bay’s Titanic?
On today’s episode neither Adam, Ben, or John smoke a cigarette while reviewing this 2001 drama.

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Friendly Fire Ep 47: Valkyrie

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Valkyrie: is this a film where the heroes unfortunately don’t succeed, or are we just watching the lesser of two evils fail? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John find out that "Anything" is a very dangerous word, when they review this 2008 thriller.

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Friendly Fire Ep 46: The Deer Hunter

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The Deer Hunter: Is this film a slice of life experience which explores the ripple effect of war, or is this story a slow burn of small town life? On today's episode we hunt what is "this" and what's "this" while reviewing a 1978 drama.

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Friendly Fire Ep 45: Biloxi Blues

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Biloxi Blues: Is this a film about Neil Simon, or is this a film about America? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John find out the difference between a bathroom and a latrine while reviewing this 1988 Comedy.

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Friendly Fire Ep 44: All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

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All Quiet on the Western Front: Is this a transitional film which plants a seed in the trenches of Hollywood, or is it simply a dramatized retelling of events from The Great War. On Today's episode Adam, Ben, and John rope off a big field and sell tickets, while reviewing this 1930 Drama!

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Friendly Fire Ep 43: RAN (乱)

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RAN (乱): Can a film set in feudal Japan translate the brutality of feuding families with the same je ne sais quoi of Bill Shakespeare? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John share fine words —but words don't win wars—while reviewing this 1985 Drama.

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Friendly Fire Ep: 42 Downfall (Der Untergang)

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Downfall: Is this film solely recounting the last days of Hitler? Or does this movie's story evoke deeper truths about human beings and their cruel capabilities? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John talk harsh truths and historical facts while reviewing this 2004 drama.

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Friendly Fire Ep 41: Von Ryan's Express

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Von Ryan's Express: Can an audience be ok with an anti-hero if he's an aging Crooner? Or is this film a fun action-romp no matter who's in the cast? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John bust out of their studios while reviewing this 1965 Drama!

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Friendly Fire Ep 40: U-571

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Is this a fun trope-filled submarine caper, or is U-571 a classic example of winner revisionism? On today’s episode Adam, Ben and John brace themselves and stare at the ceilings of their studios while reviewing this 2001 depth-charge drama!

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Friendly Fire Ep 39: Sicario

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Sicario: Does this film amplify the war on drugs, or is it just an action-packed western? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John use themselves as bait while reviewing this 2015 drama!

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