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The Yellow Birds

Give your typical soldier an atypical method of problem-solving and open yourself up to a wider and more appreciative Audience.

Structure: 5/5 | Entertainment: 4/5

Premiering at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, Alexandre Moors' adaptation of the novel The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers offers a deeply-involving account of the war in Iraq. Highlighted by a compelling star performance by Alden Ehrenreich and enriched by Toni Collette, Tye Sheridan, Jack Huston and yes--even, Jennifer Anniston--the film engages both heart and mind; a difficult task given the genre's usual offerings.

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