A PRI­VATE WAR AND THE MOVIES THAT MAT­TERED

Esquire Middle East - - THE EDIT -

MARIE COLVIN WAS THE AMER­I­CAN JOUR­NAL­IST known for her fear­less re­port­ing for The Sun­day Times from war zones across the world. And for the eye­patch she wore for the last 11 years of her life, af­ter a shrap­nel in­jury on as­sign­ment in Sri Lanka. She was killed in a rocket at­tack in Homs, Syria, in 2012. This month, Os­car-nom­i­nated doc­u­men­tary maker Matthew Heine­man di­rects his first fea­ture film, A Pri­vate War, with Rosamund Pike (above) por­tray­ing Colvin’s re­mark­able life and ca­reer.

Qui­etly it’s been a rather good year to be a com­mit­ted film­goer. Good movies of all va­ri­eties were there when we needed them. Let us count a few of those gen­res. KEEP READ­ING FOR OUR EDIT OF THIS YEAR’S MOST IM­PACT­FUL FILMS...

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