Pseudo-documentary - shot from the perspective of a soldier desperate to go to (and desperately in need of) film school - covers the murder of an Iraqi family (and the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl) by a bunch of crazed, horny troops enraged about one of their own getting killed by an IED. It feels artificial and half-cocked, from the tossed-in 'confessional' video footage (several people weeping into the webcam) to the cringe-worthy outbursts by Our Troops, which suggest that a good deal of them are psychopaths and/or cowards and/or simply ignorant. I can understand the disgust over the entire Occupation - De Palma throws in a valid point about the My Lai Massacre - but this is a shallow work of hatred that would have benefited from some deeper reflection (on De Palma's part) and a more balanced approach (along the lines of Gunner Palace).
Director: Brian De Palma
Year Released: 2007