Home Entertainment: ‘A Private War’ DVD Review

In 2015 filmmaker Matthew Heineman dropped a feature documentary into cinemas titled Cartel Land. It was absolutely one of the most hard-hitting and superbly constructed documentaries I’ve ever seen. The film earned Heineman an Academy Award nomination and paved the way for his first dramatic film; the movie, A Private War, another wonderfully crafted film revolving around the true story of American journalist, Marie Colvin, here played by Rosamund Pike in a career-best role.

Based upon the Vanity Fair Magazine by Marie Brenner, A Private War begins by revealing the devastated city of Homs in western Syria. The film tracks back a decade to 2001, Colvin already well-regarded in her field, and her position at The Sunday Times foreign news desk. She’s onto a story – an assignment trekking with the Tami Tigers where she is suddenly hit by an RPG after an ambush by the Sri Lankan Army. Colvin is
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