It’s quite rare for me to get to review films around the date of their initial release. I think the last time it happened was for Russell Crowe’s ’The Water Diviner’ a couple of years back. It’s also quite rare for a Great War Film to be based in Los Angeles. And finally it’s VERY […]Read more "Alistair1918 (2015)"
My original plan was to do this one first. All Quiet on the Western Front was originally going to be review number one on this here blog but I demurred, some might say panicked. Much like the ‘Fake Sheikh’ (an undercover newspaper reporter for any non UK readers) when offered a thick strip of cocaine […]Read more "All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)"
I’ve been to Serbia once before on my journey through the world of Great War Films having reviewed ‘March on the Drina’ (1964). I liked that film, its’ foreign-ness from the usual British, French and American fayre I’ve become accustomed to. ‘March on the Drina’ had a fair bit to offer. It gave me some […]Read more "St George Shoots the Dragon (2009)"
I hope you don’t all think I spend my life only watching films about the Great War. I do have a full and rewarding life away from movies and these Great War Films are just a small part of me. In film terms I also have a current addiction to pre-ish/post-ish WW2 era Japanese films. […]Read more "The Spy in Black (1939)"
It’s one in the morning and the family and I have just returned from a six week overseas trip. We got to see a lot of family and friends in the UK, spend a bit of time in France in the run up to the Somme commemorations (including visiting the grave of my Great Grandfather […]Read more "Battalion (2015)"
As with a few other titles I’ve reviewed on my journey through the history of Great War Films, my film today was originally a stage play that has made it onto the big screen. The difference with today’s film is that there’s been no ‘Adaption’ as such and what you see on film is pretty […]Read more "Billy Bishop Goes to War (2010)"
It’s fair to say that the experiences of the combatants of the various countries in the Great War each have their signature array of horrors. These experiences, these elements of their story are normally closely linked to a particular battle. In the case of the British forces, that battle is most likely The Somme in […]Read more "Wooden Crosses (1932)"