"Letters from Iwo Jima" Catapulted into Spotlight by NBR
From the National Board of Review Press Release:
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA is probably Mr. Eastwood's masterpiece and perhaps one of the greatest films of our time. His achievement is all the more extraordinary when one views the film as a companion piece to FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS.”
Wow. And after I said this about Flags in my review:
With its unassuming, effortless style and elegiac tone, "Flags of Our Fathers" is a towering work of great passion and power, one that will someday find itself counted among the true giants of cinema. It is a masterwork of our time - and for all time.
The year 2006, like any other, has seen more than its share of bad films. But it has also seen what is arguably the greatest film of the new century - and that film is "Flags of Our Fathers."
Hmm...if Letters actually tops Flags, then wow. I can't wait to see this one.