Review: Darkest Hour (2017) – And The Award Goes To… Gary Oldman!

While you may not have heard of the official term, the underlying concept of “Twin Films” is probably something you’ve heard of. Generally speaking, it refers to two movies with very … Continue reading Review: Darkest Hour (2017) – And The Award Goes To… Gary Oldman!

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Review: Back Door To Hell (1964) – A Jack Nicholson Retrospective

Click here for the introduction and the first review in my Jack Nicholson Retrospective. My sincerest apologies to the four people that were flaying themselves in a noble attempt to … Continue reading Review: Back Door To Hell (1964) – A Jack Nicholson Retrospective

Theatre Review: Father of Lies (2017) – A Play at the Old Red Lion Theatre [London Horror Festival]

Screaming out from its blood red poster, Father of Lies states that their show is a cross between Making a Murderer and Rosemary’s Baby. Confident words. Words that would suggest … Continue reading Theatre Review: Father of Lies (2017) – A Play at the Old Red Lion Theatre [London Horror Festival]

Review: In This Corner of The World (2017) – Japan in the Shadow of The Atomic Bomb

(Mild spoilers for Grave of the Fireflies) The thing about world cinema is that we in the UK generally only get the most commercial products put into our cinemas. After … Continue reading Review: In This Corner of The World (2017) – Japan in the Shadow of The Atomic Bomb

Review: Land of Mine (2017) – Denmark’s Post-WWII Secret

Over the years I have learnt that if you choose to attend a film festival, don’t waste time going to see the big (or even middle) budget Hollywood movies. Whether … Continue reading Review: Land of Mine (2017) – Denmark’s Post-WWII Secret

“We Shall Fight On The Beaches” – A Review of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk (2017)

Man, Christopher Nolan’s a right old grumpy fuddy-duddy, isn’t he? “Boo hoo! I don’t like Netflix.” “Boo hoo! I don’t like filming on digital.” “Boo hoo! I only want to … Continue reading “We Shall Fight On The Beaches” – A Review of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk (2017)

Review: Churchill (2017) – The Main Man or The Main Menace of World War II?

Being of both British and Asian descent, I’ve always been very well aware of the two sides to Winston Churchill. (For my American readers, when I say Asian, I mean … Continue reading Review: Churchill (2017) – The Main Man or The Main Menace of World War II?

We Need a Story to Inspire a Nation – A Look at Their Finest (2017)

The first of two Dunkirk related films to be released this year, Their Finest (adapted from the 2009 novel Their Finest Hour and a Half) is definitely one of those stereotypical period … Continue reading We Need a Story to Inspire a Nation – A Look at Their Finest (2017)

Review – Denial (2016) – The Ultimate Fight Against The Ultimate Fake News

In this day and age of “Alternative Facts” and “Fake News”, it’s easy to forget that the fight for truth and factualism has been going on for decades. Even when something … Continue reading Review – Denial (2016) – The Ultimate Fight Against The Ultimate Fake News

Review: Hacksaw Ridge (2016) – War On The Same Level As Saving Private Ryan

Minor Spoilers Follow I was lucky enough to see an early screening of this film at Empire Live, which took place a few weeks ago at The O2 Arena. I … Continue reading Review: Hacksaw Ridge (2016) – War On The Same Level As Saving Private Ryan

Devil’s Advocate: Can You Paint A Historical Picture (Without Lying) Showing Hitler As A “Good” Guy?

Author’s Note: Just to be clear, I know Hitler was the biggest dick of the 20th century! This answer was to a question originally posted on Quora and is merely … Continue reading Devil’s Advocate: Can You Paint A Historical Picture (Without Lying) Showing Hitler As A “Good” Guy?