<p>Maybe it's because of this shitty war we're in but the golden age of war films has definitely ended. If the <em>Hurt Locker</em> is what we are to expect from now on it's a little disappointing. Not that it was bad or anything, but the nature of war has changed and so has the genre of War films. Well, perhaps just American War films, because today the film <em>Lebanon</em> comes out, and it's been getting amazing reviews.</p><p></p>The film won the Golden Lion at last years Venice Film Festival and everyone seems to love it, everyone that is except Scott Tobias from <a href="http://www.avclub.com/articles/lebanon,43865/">The A.V. Club</a> who says: "The Israeli war drama <em>Lebanon</em>, from first-time writer-director Samuel Maoz, takes place almost entirely inside a tank, following four IDF soldiers on the first day of the 1982 Lebanon War. The setting is its chief strength: a tight, dark, oppressively noisy tin can that often fogs with exhaust fumes, and at times seems like a moving coffin for the grimy, sweaty, frightened, ill-tempered men inside.<p></p>"Comparisons to the submarine classic <em>Das Boot</em> are unavoidable, but <em>Lebanon</em> has the edge in claustrophobic misery, even though the tank isnât submerged 800 feet underwater. But the filmâs visceral assault extends to the sledgehammer script, an amassment of unsubtle ironies and war-is-hell clichÃ©s that often reduce it to an amateurish theatrical stunt."