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Last Days in Vietnam
Rory Kennedy's doc is a powerful and terrifying look back at America's hasty departure.
"...Last Days in Vietnam is a powerful and terrifying documentary on the last..."

Oct. 3, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

Doesn't Recall Protests Against Vietnam [Read the Last Sentence: the Dumbest Comparison I've Ever Seen]
"...the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, and the war in Vietnam escalated in August of 1968, Brown and Root got..."

July 8, 2004 Postmarks

Vietnam Memories
Ricardo Ainslie's new documentary The Mark of War airs Sunday
"...screening (sponsored by Humanities Texas) of filmmaker Ricardo Ainslie's post-Vietnam documentary, The Mark of War (3pm; doors open at..."

Oct. 26, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

“Vivid Strokes: Contemporary Paintings From Vietnam
In our tumultuous moment, seeing work by artists from nations that have known tragedy our own has not can be enlightening
"...Asian American Resource Center's "Vivid Strokes: Contemporary Paintings From Vietnam" gives us that opportunity. The six artists represent very..."

Nov. 25, 2016 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

Vietnam Soul
A British label re-mines a classic
"...reissue label Kent. It released A Soldier's Sad Story: Vietnam Through the Eyes of Black America 1966-1973 in 2003..."

May 27, 2008 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

In Essence, Iraq Is Vietnam
"...Bush on Iraq, right? Sure, but also Johnson on Vietnam. Johnson lied about a minor naval incident to coerce..."

Feb. 17, 2006 Postmarks

Iraq Greater Commitment Than Vietnam
"...hear a great many comparisons to the conflict in Vietnam. A careful analysis of our current military engagements globally..."

April 19, 2004 Postmarks

Shouldn't Compare Vietnam and Iraq
"...Somehow, you and Morris managed to half-heartedly compare the Vietnam War to the Bush administration ["Being Robert McNamara," Screens,..."

Feb. 24, 2004 Postmarks

A New ATX6 Ventures to Vietnam
Music scene ambassadors prepare for far-flung adventures
"...in Nova Scotia this October, the Quest Festival in Vietnam in November, and Folk Alliance International in Montreal next..."

July 9, 2018 Music Post

Differences Between Vietnam and Iraq Protests
"...I was fully aware of the demonstrations against the Vietnam War itself, but not of the references to Brown..."

July 30, 2004 Postmarks

War Made Easy
New echoes of Vietnam: 'Withdrawal would cripple U.S. credibility'
"...has been frequent in the Oval Office. During the Vietnam War, such fixations were indifferent to the fact that..."

July 15, 2005 News Feature by Norman Solomon

Being Robert McNamara
Through 'The Fog of War,' Errol Morris gets inside a mind full of hindsight, regret, and the lessons of Vietnam
"...the man widely regarded as the architect of the Vietnam War – the film is broken down into 11..."

Feb. 20, 2004 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Coming Home
Steve Balgooyen knows the Vietnam War drama Tracers quite well, having been involved in five different productions, and he hopes the sixth, which he's staging at St. Edward's University, will bring the stories of Vietnam to still more audiences and perhaps heal some of the wounds it has left.
"...spat on, or ignored. These are wounds from the Vietnam War, and they still burn...."

June 28, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"Nobody's Right"
Latest Ken Burns documentary to explore all sides of Vietnam War
"...visited Austin Thursday, promoting his latest film project: The Vietnam War. It’s described as a 10-part, 18-hour documentary series,..."

April 27, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Journey From the Fall
The fall of the title refers to the fall of Saigon – which is just the beginning for these Vietnamese characters whose stories of re-education camps, exile, and relocation are movingly portrayed in this drama.
"...when the last American troops and diplomats left South Vietnam for good. For Americans, the Vietnam War ends there,..."

May 18, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry
This nonpartisan documentary seeks to identify the sparks that made John Kerry and so many others of his generation so eager to serve their country.
"...in the military and as a civilian leader of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, this documentary also seeks to..."

Oct. 1, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Local Author Tim O'Brien Wins Lifetime Achievement Award
'The Things They Carried' author on life, fiction, and truth
"...collection of fictional stories inspired by his experiences in Vietnam War in 1969-70...."

Nov. 14, 2013 Books Post by R.U. Steinberg

Plastic Platoon
Paul Hanley and Kieran Healy on their 10-year tour of duty to make a stop-motion Vietnam epic starring action figures
"...we will have to spend in the jungles of Vietnam when we could pave the whole country and put..."

Jan. 22, 2010 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Three Seasons
"...this movie being the first American film shot in Vietnam since the war, and performed in Vietnamese by Vietnamese..."

May 28, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sir! No Sir!
The GI anti-war movement during the Vietnam war is recounted in this revelatory documentary whose current implications cannot be underestimated.
"...remains skittish about making movies that concentrate on America’s Vietnam war experience, our country’s popular imagery of the anti-war..."

May 19, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Regret to Inform
Sonneborn has captured the horror of the Vietnam conflict from an angle as yet unexplored, that of the women left behind. Sonneborn travels to the place of her husband's death in Vietnam with a film crew to retrace his final days.
"...unique and personal tack in this examination of the Vietnam conflict and the national scars that still fester. On..."

Aug. 20, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Scent of Green Papaya
"...words that come to mind when describing this new Vietnamese film, a film dominated by textures rather than plot...."

May 6, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Heaven & Earth
"...project he views as the third part of his “Vietnam trilogy,” following Platoon and Born on the Fourth of..."

Dec. 24, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Point Austin: Unlearned History
Vietnam War Summit raises ghosts and questions
"...whether, to many or even most Chronicle readers, the Vietnam War seems little more than ancient history. To the..."

April 29, 2016 News Column by Michael King

The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons From the Life of Robert S. McNamara
Robert S. McNamara, the confounding former secretary of defense during the Vietnam era, may be visionary filmmaker Errol Morris' best interview "get" ever.
"...years of the American involvement in the war in Vietnam, probably still harbors a deep and abiding anger for..."

Feb. 27, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Quiet American
"...prescient 1955 novel about the folly of colonialism in Vietnam. Set during the waning days of the French involvement..."

Feb. 14, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The War at Home
"...real shame. After a lengthy deluge of literally explosive coming-to-grips-with-the-Vietnam-experience offerings, Estevez's film takes a more subtle tack: He..."

May 16, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Man of the Year
Instead of being the hippest kid on the block, this comedy plays like a schizophrenic exercise in shrill cinematic politics.
"...won? Clearly Levinson, reteaming with his manic Good Morning, Vietnam star, is a fan of Comedy Central's The Daily..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Operation Dumbo Drop
"...feel-good family movie set against the backdrop of the Vietnam war, Wincer's film opens with a number of happy,..."

July 28, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

The Teardrop Pearl
"...Son and Trinh Thinh. An unapologetically sappy melodrama from Vietnam, The Teardrop Pearl has a wonderfully teasing atmosphere that,..."

July 28, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

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