Posts Tagged 13 Hours

Movie Mayhem – Best and Worst of 2016

For various reasons, my goal for 2016 was to attend less movies, hopefully avoiding the bad in favor of the good. And though I did skip some movies that in years past I probably would have gone to because they were there, the inevitable stinker still crept into my viewing addiction. And at 107 movies, I only saw 3 less than I did in 2015 (though those three would probably have ended up on my worst list). So much for that resolution. But, with 58 movies graded at an A- or above, this year’s crop still managed to be on the higher end in one way or another. So, what were some of the most awe-inspiring (and some of the stinkers) from the past year? Let’s find out.

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Movie Mayhem – 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

“A Lybian transport. Still no Americans.”

This line, uttered by one of the six soldiers who fought to protect dozens of American civilians in Benghazi, Lybia on September 11, 2012, sums up those disastrous events with quiet reserve. Ever since that day, there have been questions, accusations and theories that have tried to make sense of what happened, but to this day, a fog of secrecy still lingers among the various excuses. But no matter how strong a film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is, if you’re expecting any sort of clarity to come from it, I’m afraid you’re going to be disappointed. Read Full Review

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