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The Imitation Game review

There are a glut of movies about how the allies won World War 2, told largely from an American perspective, through the fighting of the brave troops on days like D-Day and various other infamous battles in that deadliest of almighty conflicts between the age old enemies of good and evil, however there never has…

Official Secrets Review

The past few years have been good to us in terms of ‘journo-political’ thrillers – a term I just made up, by the way – of films based around investigative journalists and the real-life fallout from their groundbreaking publications. For a prime example, cast your mind back to 2015’s excellent Spotlight, which I consider the…

The Aftermath Review

It’s safe to say that we’ve seen more of World War 2 in films than perhaps we need. The war’s been over for 75 years and still we mine it for more narrative opportunity. But apparently we haven’t mined everything as here comes The Aftermath. I must admit, what first attracted me to this film…

Colette Review

So, you’d think with my cards laid on the table a few reviews ago when I said that period pieces weren’t really for me, so much so that a period film that is hoovering up awards wherever it goes didn’t hold my attention very well. But I am not one to dismiss a genre on…