Big Hollywood laments the disturbing trend of elite movie-makers making anti-military Iraq movies. Wonkette criticizes saying that no such movie has ever been made and this is some plot hatched up by the right-wing conspiracy:
Hmm, we’ve never heard of any Hollywood movie about American soldiers raping people “in the War,” at least not off the top of our headsI think the Big H was talking about Brian De Palma's epic flop, Redacted, but you can't fault Wonkette for not hearing of it since only about 20 people saw this cinematic abortion. I humbly believe that a good anti-war movie could be made by Hollyweird, simply because Born on the 4th of July is one of my faves. Generation Kill wasn't bad, but we're going to have to wait on a good Iraq/Afghanistan movie until the whole BDS phenomenon cools off. Preachy directors just try to cram too much political calculus and anti-war propaganda down our throats to actually develop a decent story.
But Hollywood culture hasn't declined the same way the record industry has. An example would be Gran Torino, an excellent, low-budget coming-of-age tale about crossing generational boundaries. Go see it!