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  • Film Review – Operation Mincemeat (2022)

    Film Review – Operation Mincemeat (2022)

    Europe is on the brink of loosening Hilter’s grip on Occupied Europe in War thriller drama Operation Mincemeat. John Madden directs this one (Best exotic marigold hotel, Miss Sloane), starring Colin Firth and Matthew McFadyen. The tide of war changed all thanks to a dead body?! It’s 1943. The Allies plan one last all-out assault…

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  • Films To Watch If You Enjoyed Operation Mincemeat

    Films To Watch If You Enjoyed Operation Mincemeat

    Currently in UK and Irish cinemas (out now on Netflix in USA & Canada) is war drama Operation Mincemeat starring Colin Firth, Matthew MacFadyen,Kelly Macdonald. If you enjoy this film, below is a list of similar or great war films to watch… Darkest Hour (2017) The Oscar winning film that earned Gary Oldman an award…

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  • Film Review – Dunkirk (2017)

    Film Review – Dunkirk (2017)

    After 9 movies and 4 shorts, Christopher Nolan for his 10th feature leaves behind the gritty comic books, deep space exploration, the meaning of magic, heists,  for World War 2 and Dunkirk. The story of the ‘Miracle Of Dunkirk’ in which nearly 400,000 men find themselves trapped on the shores of Dunkirk beach. Soldiers who…

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  • Film Review – Their Finest (2017)

    Film Review – Their Finest (2017)

    British cinema may not have risen to the dizzy heights of Hollywood, but for our size were proud of what we’ve done or are we just too humble to admit? Keep calm and carry on, the British Ministry Of Information are to make things right in Lone Scherfig‘s (An Education) Their Finest. A warming nostalgic…

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  • Film Review – Despite The Falling Snow (2016)

    Film Review – Despite The Falling Snow (2016)

    Cold war espionage thriller meets Mills ‘N’ Boon (or Mills ‘N’ Boonsky) romance as Shamim Sarif brings her own novel Despite The Falling Snow to the big screen. A flat dull melodrama that should really be more at home on our small screens rather than denying a proper film of screen glory on the big…

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  • Blu-ray Review – life Is Beautiful (1997)

    Blu-ray Review – life Is Beautiful (1997)

    “Bougiorni Principessa!” It might not be a positive happy warm greeting you would really associate with a film which deals with the innocence of a child during the Jewish Holocaust of World War 2. But in the words of the tv advert for the infamous store, this is no ordinary film, this is a Roberto…

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  • Film Review – Coriolanus (2011)

    Film Review – Coriolanus (2011)

    2011 was the year of William Shakespeare, England’s greatest bard making his name felt in cinema. From the absurd  Julie Taymor The Tempest to the Romeo & Juliet inspired animation Gnomeo & Juliet, we even saw the bard’s integrity been scrutinised in Roland Emmerich’s Anonymous. 2012 William Shakespeare’s legacy will continue as the most adopted…

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  • Blu-ray Review – Grave Of The Fireflies (1988)

    Blu-ray Review – Grave Of The Fireflies (1988)

    For years critics, cinephiles, so called experts have battled over the decades to give animation the right and respect it deserves to be judged on the same par as feature films. The right to say animation is not for just kids but for everyone, Japanese animation (or anime) has been a forerunner for many years…

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  • DVD Review – The Messenger (2009)

    DVD Review – The Messenger (2009)

    There was a time when wars were justified (World War 2), other times we have no clue why they went to war but more recently though they tried to say it was reasoned unknown. We know that a certain grey-haired redneck psychotic Texan was responsible simply down to his greed of other countries natural resources…

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  • Film Review: Inglorious Basterds

    Film Review: Inglorious Basterds

    It’s taken over 10 years to be written and created for the big screen and it’s taken long enough for Tarantino to finally get back on form with Inglorious Basterds. Funny enough there is an actual plot here! oh Yes!! It’s 1940’s Nazi-Occupied France, Lt.Aldo Raine(Brad Pitt) and a merry bunch of Basterds a ruthless…

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