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Battle of the Bulge Review

I would like to dedicate this review to Mr Peter Judson. This review was requested by his son on the occasion of his 85th Birthday. Best wishes go out to Peter! I can’t speak for everyone (at least not yet, give it a few years), but I imagine that not everyone is an expert on…

Schindler’s List Review

Sometimes it’s really hard to write something funny about a film. In some cases it can be so inconsequential that it’s hard to think of anything interesting to say about it, and in some cases, especially this one, it’s just a matter of tone. I hadn’t seen Schindler’s List until quite recently, when it was…

JoJo Rabbit Review

Taika Waititi is a unique talent in Hollywood. Not afraid to explore surreal, and absolutely barmy premises, he’s been a leading light of Polynesian cinema for a few years now, and he well and truly came into mainstream attention after directing Thor: Ragnarok, one of the MCU’s more entertaining films in its canon. I’ll be…

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…

Darkest Hour Review

Winston Churchill seems, just recently anyway, to be enjoying a resurgence. In that he has been portrayed in one movie or another several times over the past year. I see the appeal of course, with Britain in such a dire state now, many people would rather look back on a time when it seemed we…

Dunkirk Review

I have to admit to some trepidation going into this movie. After all with a subject like World War II, and one so grounded in realism is unlikely to surprise, after all the war has been over for 70+ years so it’s safe to say we know who came out victorious. However, there is one…