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*



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*


This was doomed from the start. PANIC, Mr Mainwaring! The perfect cast. The wrong script. A real bomb. The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon deal with a visiting female journalist (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and a German spy as World War II draws to its conclusion. Dad's Army was (and still is) one of the best sitcoms I’ve … Continue reading *NEW* DAD’S ARMY REVIEW *NEW*


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


This didn’t break my top movies list BUT there is still an engaging account of one’s man incredible story. So what’s it all about? After a near-fatal plane crash in WW2, Olympian Louis Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy … Continue reading UNBROKEN REVIEW


Feel the fury! Well . . . Sort of. NO! It's not another Marvel hero origins movie. Although how good would a Nick Fury movie be? Anyway . . . David Ayer (Training Day/End of Watch) pens a hard hitting visceral war drama with the aid of a stellar cast. BUT with an overlong running … Continue reading FURY REVIEW


An endearing and heartfelt drama. Brilliantly written, nicely shot and well acted. Against the backdrop of the impending Second World War, a young orphan Liesel Nieminger (Sophie Nelisse) finds solace in stealing books as well as hiding a Jewish refugee, Max (Ben Schnetzer) who is being sheltered by her adoptive parents. I've never read Markus … Continue reading THE BOOK THIEF REVIEW