There’s nothing about the titular canine that dooms Max, although the humans surrounding him are another story. In fact, the film suggests a worthwhile opportunity to salute military dogs who assist their soldiers both on the battlefield and the home front. Yet unfortunately it bogs down in sentimentality and melodramatic contrivances that reduce its emotional […]

The week’s DVDs begin in Northern Ireland:

DVDs and streaming for 30 by Boo Allen   This week, we begin in Northern Ireland:     ’71 (***) After being tortured in a Japanese prison camp while playing Louis Zamperini in Unbroken, Jack O’Connell now plays a British soldier caught in a harrowing labyrinth in Northern Ireland. O’Connell is Gary Hook, a raw […]