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'Fort McCoy' a heartfelt WWII memory piece
'Fort McCoy' a heartfelt WWII memory piece

Set on the American home front during World War II, the handsomely shot "Fort McCoy" glows with nostalgia. The period details are so lovingly burnished in this uneven, if heartfelt, feature that for a while they threaten to overpower the story, which delves gently into a rarely explored aspect of the war. Writer and co-director Kate Connor's memory piece, inspired by a momentous chapter of her family's history, revolves around a prisoner-of-war camp in Wisconsin. Playing opposite Eric Stoltz, whose lead turn marks a welcome return to the big screen after several years, Connor portrays a character based on her grandmother. Their understated chemistry — his...

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