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Free State Of Jones (2016)

***As it is historical, there are some event spoilers***

As a real fan of films set during the U.S. Civil War, I was keen to see this film, which is based on real events. I am not normally a fan of Matthew McConaughey, who plays the lead, but if it is about the civil war, I can put up with that. It is worth mentioning that it is only ‚based‘ on real events, and does not claim to show them all in order, or with complete accuracy.

The fist thing to note about this film is that it is not a conventional war film. Although it begins showing some action, and a battle, it is about a lot more than another attempt to show the war from one side or the other, or both at the same time, as in ‚Gettysburg‘ for example.

After losing…

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