*NEW* DUNKIRK REVIEW *NEW*

The greatest war film ever made? Not even close. BUT still a bloody good watch. Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. Did hype hinder on Nolan's latest endeavour? Isn't that always the case, I hear you … Continue reading *NEW* DUNKIRK REVIEW *NEW*

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*NEW* WAR MACHINE REVIEW *NEW*

A misfire on all fronts. Not funny enough to be a satire and not hard hitting enough to be taken seriously. What drove Pitt to do this? A successful, charismatic four-star general, Glenn McMahon (Brad Pitt) leaps in like a rock star to command NATO forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down by a … Continue reading *NEW* WAR MACHINE REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* HACKSAW RIDGE REVIEW *NEW*

Brutal, gripping, hard hitting. The true story of WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield), who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refused to kill people, and became the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot. I was a little worried at first that Garfield … Continue reading *NEW* HACKSAW RIDGE REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* THE SIEGE OF JADOTVILLE REVIEW *NEW*

Gripping, shocking and a bloody good watch! Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan (Jamie Dornan - Fifty Shades of Grey) leads a stand off with troops against French and Belgian Mercenaries in the Congo during the early 1960s. How did this not get a better release? Well, at least this movie established one thing. Netflix are funding … Continue reading *NEW* THE SIEGE OF JADOTVILLE REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* ALLIED REVIEW *NEW*

I surrender. Good chemistry does just enough to make this typical Hollywood war romance watchable. In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer (Brad Pitt) in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter (Marion Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war. … Continue reading *NEW* ALLIED REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI REVIEW *NEW*

Everything you could expect from a Bay flick and (surprisingly) more. As an American ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos. At first; I didn’t know if I was going to be able to tolerate the relentless and OTT … Continue reading *NEW* 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI REVIEW *NEW*

CHILD 44 REVIEW

Tipped to be the biggest flop of 2015. An unjustified tag line may be undeserved but this clunky affair still leaves a lot to be desired. A disgraced member of the military police (Hardy) investigates a series of nasty child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union. Tom Hardy was superb. A powerhouse performance. He carried … Continue reading CHILD 44 REVIEW