Not sure how I feel about these two. Wasn't really in the mood to see serious war dramas, but didn't want to miss the final. Was up late to finish, though.
Nobi was overhyped for me, and it underwhelmed. I was expecting something much more, though I'm not quite certain what I was expecting. Attack was surprisingly good and well-paced, even if some of the characters irritated me,
In reading other reviews, I feel like I've seen different films than some others. I liked Palance's character in Attack, and didn't think he overacted at all. Some of the other characters seemed like caricatures, though, and I still can't believe some of their carelessness in the film when depicting war-hardened soldiers. I'm on the fence about Eddie Albert, but the fact that he was a real-life war hero playing a coward here is really interesting. For Nobi, I don't get how the lead character is presented as righteous and with a strong conscience. Early on in the film he lies about his rations, shoots an innocent person, and acts erratically (which may be from the TB), so much so that I never built up any real sympathy for him, so didn't care too much what he had to go through. I also didn't understand why salt was so important (my fault, not the film's). Definitely some haunting images, though, that speak to the message the film is trying to say.
Both films are in the 7.5 range for me, and would probably benefit from a rewatch in a decade or so. But for now...