Part of me is unsure if The African Queen actually needs to be reviewed. Everyone knows it’s a classic right? It regularly appears on ‘Greatest Films’ and ‘Classics of the…’,‘1001 Films to See Before You Die’ kind of lists and it’ll be near the top end of those lists as well most of the time. […]Read more "The African Queen (1951)"
This meandering and ultimately pointless journey of mine through the first one hundred years of Great War Films has been a bit of a trudge if I’m honest. An uphill struggle through a squally shower with an iPod low on battery and one dodgy earphone. At least that was the case until last weeks ‘King […]Read more "Black and White in Color (1976)"
I grew up with the false notion that the Great War was fought exclusively on the western and eastern fronts of Central Europe. This was, of course, far from the reality. The conflict was fought in the colonies and on the seas over the entire planet. In some places there wasn’t any conflict as in […]Read more "Shout at the Devil (1976)"