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‘A Private War’ tells story of war correspondent who risks it all for the truth

Jack Petro
Jack Petro

Marie Colvin is an American war correspondent working for the British publication, The Sunday Times. She is relentless in her pursuit of exposing the human toll of war. A black patch over her left eye damaged by a grenade is her trademark, the price she paid for working up close.

Colvin (Rosamund Pike) gets immersed in combat situations. She seldom wears protective gear or special “non-combat” markings.In this movie she is accompanied by her photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dorman), but there is never any doubt as to who is in charge of “getting the story.”

There is excitement, danger and compassion throughout this story. Sadly, Colvin was killed in war ravaged Homs, Syria in February, 2012. The screen-play, acting and photography are all top-of-the-line.

“A Private War” earns an A rating and a rare Must See stamp from me. It is currently running at the Rialto Theater in The Villages.

Villager Jack Petro reviews movies for Villages-News.com

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