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War Machine

Inspired by journalist Michael Hastings' book The Operators: The Wild And Terrifying Inside Story Of America's War In Afghanistan, this Netflix drama comedy directed by David Michod explores the folly of conflict through the eyes of a high-ranking US officer undone by his own hubris. Four-star General Glen McMahon (Brad Pitt) is drafted into Afghanistan to command NATO forces. Aided by press adviser Matt Little (Topher Grace), McMahon embraces the role and his media profile with gusto, which includes important meetings with Afghan president Hamid Karzai (Sir Ben Kingsley). However, he is misguided in his actions and McMahon comes under unfriendly fire from one journalist's no-holds-barred expose of life on the front line.