5 Days of War

(R) ★★☆☆☆

The public seems to be sick of war movies, especially when they’re as much of a mixed bag as 5 Days of War, a hell-on-earth thriller that makes valiant gestures toward geopolitical savvy but gets bushwhacked by director Renny Harlin’s weakness for the Rambo-esque. Set during the brief, brutal 2008 flare-up between Russia and Georgia, the drama has some exhilarating moments, but they’re dampened by concessions to overly theatrical dialogue and inadvertently comic slow-mo.

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Window Shopping. With a truly apt title, this exhibit presents local artist Lolita Develay’s arresting series of oil and watercolor paintings of mannequins. Develay reveals witty, pointed commentary on fashion, consumerism and the subjective nature of aesthetics. Opens Sept. 9, Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive, 455-7340, free.

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