237) They Were Expendable (1945) Dir: John Ford Date Released: December 1945 (!) Date Seen: August 4th, 2009 Rating: 3/5
I loved Ford's gung-ho, formally restless and visually striking montage sequences of battle footage and the earnestness of the story goes a long way but the torpid haze that hung over the film's narrative was too much. See my mention of it in my piece on One-Eye Auteurs for The Onion's A.V. Club New York.