3 films with battle sequences. Patriot & Glory are easily paired: emotional treatments of periods of American history with some basis in fact. Patriot is engaging, entertaining, sometimes brutal and occasionally exciting. Glory is well acted, and worthy, though a little predictable.
Joan of Arc is an attempt to tell her story with more intensity than previous versions. This needed doing, but the spiritual side of things is handled strangely, leading one to conclude that she was mad as a hatter, restricting empathy for her, and limiting engagement with the movie. Contains some notable star turns by John Malkovich & Faye Dunaway.