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Civil War film review — Apocalypse Now goes TikTok in a grandly tasteless disaster movie

Posted on AllSides April 12th, 2024
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Civil War is the stuff of nightmares in the new film of the same name. American carnage has come to pass in Manhattan, Pittsburgh and beyond. It also looks naggingly sexy. In a slick slab of provocation from writer-director Alex Garland, with Kirsten Dunst as a veteran war photographer, social collapse makes for a pumping blockbuster. Technically, the movie is a wowzer: Apocalypse Now gone TikTok. As always with backers A24, the marketing is beautiful.

Welcome to the movies in 2024. Garland (Ex Machina, Men) plays peekaboo with reality throughout....

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