Anti-war films often aren't because they still glamourise combat, or fail to ask questions about the wider political reasons for nations to go to war.
Acclaimed survival game This War of Mine gives players the chance to experience the wretched conditions of civilian life in a major city under siege.
The internet brings war and conflict into homes around the world more immediately than ever before, but with the torrent of data, images and videos comes confusion and propaganda. It demands a new kind of war reporting – one which can make sense of digital evidence, and use the decentralised web as a tool for undermining the enforced narratives of the powerful.
The best of the critics this week on Helen Dunmore's war novel The Lie, philosopher-scientist Joshua Greene's Moral Tribes and Jack El-Hai's foray into criminal minds in The Nazi and the Psychiatrist.