Friendly Fire

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 80: A Private War (2018)

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Marie Colvin's spirit drives this biopic and addresses war in a way that we don't always get in film. On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John couldn't imagine a world in which they didn't review this 2018 drama!

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Next Film: Casualties of War (1989)
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Friendly Fire Ep 79: The Great Escape (1963)

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Can a POW film achieve the same highs and lows of a battlefield picture? It can when it's full of cool-guy-allies! On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John devote their energies to reviewing this 1963 adventure.

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Next Film: A Private War (2018)
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Friendly Fire Ep 78: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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Can one man's love of history defeat an army? What if that one man also had a weapon powered by God? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John, become a permanent addition to this archaeological find—while reviewing this classic adventure.

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Next Film: The Great Escape (1963)
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Friendly Fire Ep 77: The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)

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The lines of memory and history can be blurred when retelling stories of one's youth, but the emotions associated with situations will always point to truth. On today's episode Adam, John, and Ben eat eggs until the recording is over—while reviewing this 1982 Italian drama!

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Next Film: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
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Friendly Fire Ep 76: Red Cliff (2008)

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Is ancient history written by the winners, or is it stitched together from folklore and current national narrative? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John never guessed they'd lose to a gust of wind! While reviewing this 2008 historical drama!

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Next Film: The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)

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Friendly Fire Ep 75: The Sum of All Fears (2002)

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In the Tom Clancy Universe equations are as useful as a lost bomb. So when a shadowy organization pulls the strings in an attempt to start WWIII, it's not long before Jack Ryan does the math. On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John order the planes to stand down, while reviewing this 2002 calculation!

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Next Film: Red Cliff
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Friendly Fire Ep 74: The Hurt Locker (2008)

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Does a film need to accurately portray a specific military job in order to tell a compelling story, or do the ends justify the means? On today’s episode Adam John and Ben recognize that going to war is a once-in-a-lifetime experience while they review this 2008 thriller.

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Next Film: The Sum of All Fears

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Friendly Fire Ep 73: The Promise (2016)

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Love stories are eternal, whether they be person to person, families, or communities. And when evidence of cultural erasure is presented, sometimes the best way to share factual knowledge, is with a love story. On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John are the local apothecaries while they watch this 2016 drama.

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Next Film: The Hurt Locker (2008)
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Friendly Fire Ep 72: Come and See (1985)

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The furies of war force you to trudge along in order to survive, and watching this film evokes a similar sense of dread. Today, Adam, Ben, and John never say whatever happens must happen, while they watch this 1985 drama.

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Next Film: The Promise (2016)
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Friendly Fire Ep 71: Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)

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How does one sell a war picture during said war? Some say you throw in a love story on top of one of the most important missions to have happened thus far. On today's episode Ben, Adam, and John do not have the medicine to ease the pain, as they review this 1944 drama!

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Next Film: Come and See (1985)

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Youtube, and The Criterion Channel