The Magnetic Fields' most ambitious undertakings could well be behind them. However, frontman Stephin Merritt's priorities are eccentric in their own right. Before 2010's folk-inspired album, Realism, Merritt claimed he had no desire to create big statements or epics. However, this assertion came on the heels of surrendering his synthesizers for a decade.
Not since Black Hawk Down has a war film been this harrowing or graphic. Windtalkers delivers.
Windtalkers takes place during the Pacific conflict of World War II. A battered, bruised and nearly deaf soldier named Sgt. Joe Enders (Nicolas Cage) is assigned to a new unit after the tragic ending of his last mission.