Well, here’s a film I’ve been putting off reviewing for some time. Why? Because after watching it three times over the last couple of years I still don’t know what I think of it. Is it a work of Spielberg genius? A mainstream Great War Epic? An overlong load of fluffy nothing? A stereotype ridden, […]
Read more "War Horse (2011)"
After commenting at the end of my last review that my intention was to allow myself the pleasure of watching a few classics over the coming weeks in the end I chose the road less trodden and decided I’d go for something new. The hope, as always, being that whatever I decided upon would end […]
Read more "Westfront 1918 (1930)"
To round out my journey through 100 years of Great War Films I gave myself three movie options. Was it to be ‘Private Peaceful’, ‘Warhorse’ or ‘Beneath Hill 60’? Having previously seen all three, what I was really asking myself was did I want to finish on a flourish and go out with a bang […]
Read more "Beneath Hill 60 (2010)"
Let’s play a quick game of guess the year. Udo Jurgens wins the Eurovision Song Contest for Austria with ‘Merci Cherie’, Bobbi Gibb becomes the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley go on trial for murder, Jean-Bedel Bokassa takes over as military ruler of the Central African Republic ousting […]
Read more "King of Hearts (1966)"
It’s been a bit tough, my journey through the history of Great War Films. I don’t think I’ve chosen the best route. Civilisation wasn’t up to much, The Big Parade was at best forgettable, Mata Hari was riddled with inconsistencies and next to no acting and then Forty Thousand Horsemen was simply rubbish. I’ve picked, […]
Read more "What Price Glory (1952)"