Oliver Stone’s directorial breakthrough came with his Oscar-nominated third feature, a vividly rendered war drama that draws no quarter in its criticism of the U.S.-backed Salvadoran junta. An American combat photographer (James Woods) decamps from his native San Francisco to Civil War–wracked El Salvador with an unemployed DJ buddy (Jim Belushi), and they quickly find themselves neck deep in the brutal conflict between the FMLN and the right-wing military government. Hoberman calls Salvador “an attempt at shock didacticism”; in its violence and freewheeling critique, Stone made “the most reckless and confrontational of recent left-wing features depicting Latin American upheaval.”
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