Remake Rumble Review: Whisky Galore!

When 2017’s Whisky Galore! featuring Eddie Izzard released in cinemas, people were quick to inform me that it was a remake, a remake of an extremely popular post-war comedy. After having my ignorance firmly corrected, I think it is time for a little comparison of the two! Whisky Galore! (1949) What a happy, rebellious and…

Review: Dunkirk (2017)

You think you know war films? Think again. Nolan’s Dunkirk is probably one of the most ambitiously edited, unique and tense war films ever made. One of the most disastrous moments in World War Two sees Allied forces from Britain, Belgium and France trapped against the French coast and the constricting frontline of Nazi invasion…

Review: Dunkirk (1958)

What with Christopher Nolan’s envisioning of the World War Two events coming soon, I wanted to check out the first big screen interpretation. During the terrifying events of World War Two, Nazi Germany was advancing across Europe and the Allied forced attempting to stop them were slowly crushed against the coast line. Dunkirk marks the…

Review: Allied

An effective, simple spy movie set in the height of World War 2. Max Vatan, a Canadian pilot-turn-spy, is deep in Nazi occupied France and is working with Marianne, a fellow spy who he ends up returning to London with and marrying. But when British spy masters discover Marianne isn’t all she appears to be… their…

Review: Bridge of Spies

Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ latest collaboration is a solid wartime drama, not extremely emotional, not extremely heavy, but simply a good watch. Following true events during the Cold War, Tom Hanks plays James B. Donovan, an insurance attorney who is called in for the spiky task of defending a Soviet Russian spy in American…

Review: The Imitation Game

A compelling piece of history and a story worth telling, Cumberbatch is excellent but I felt the experience was let down by a very “convenient” screenplay. Based off the book “Alan Turing: The Enigma” based off the true story of the mathematician who broke the infamous Nazi cypher machine known as The Enigma Machine in World War…

Review: Fury

An intensely bleak and frank look at five soldiers lives within the confines of a tank at the final moments of World War Two, Fury doesn’t pull its punches and proves to be one solid war movie. Brad Pitt heads the story as tank “Fury’s” captain Don Collier during the conclusion of World War 2…

Review: The Monuments Men

The Monuments Men is less of a heist film and more of a casual stroll through a war museum. Towards the end of World War Two, with Allied forces pushing into Germany and the Russians also bearing down on Europe, one officer forms a small unit of scholars to go into dangerous areas and recover…