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Leaning in to the style its patchwork of source material requires, "Combat Obscura" is an eye-opening dispatch from a conflict mired in confusion.
A warts-and-all look at in-the-trenches behavior and misbehavior.
It may not offer much more than a hellish, on-the-ground vision of the war in Afghanistan, but perhaps it's enough that Lagoze detonates any lingering illusions of military heroism.
While some films edge closer to the ghastly reality, and others capture the tedium, none seem to embody the stark duality as "Combat Obscura" so fully.
... smartly avoids politics without providing much context, preferring to salute its subjects for their courage and camaraderie.
An unfiltered tour-de-force of witness to things that cannot remain unseen... His sense of dynamic montage is a fragmentation of consciousness unto itself: you cannot predict whether kindness will follow confusion or terror comes after raucous laughter.
The portrait it paints of its Marines is appropriately discordant, redolent of the twitchy frustration caused by a long stint in a sparse landscape with a hazy mission.
War is not fought but lived, and this is as close to first-person as one can get without being there.
Unfiltered depiction of Marines, as they really are, in a combat zone.
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