“Letters from Iwo Jima”

Clint Eastwood’s second Iwo Jima film, Letters from Iwo Jima, is not easily categorized. It’s a very different film from Flags of Our Fathers, though filmed in the same washed out spectrum. On one level, it reminded me of Akira Kurosawa‘s work, in both the direction and some of the characters–a mix of heroes, buffoons,…