Category: War

REVIEW: Overlord (2018)

Directed by: Julius Avery Cast: Wyatt Russell, Pilou Asbæk, John Magaro Written by Lucy Buglass As someone who isn’t much of a war film fan, I was apprehensive about Overlord. I often find war films quite repetitive in nature, and they’ve never really appealed to me. So when […]

REVIEW: Where Hands Touch

Year: 2018 Directed by: Amma Asante Cast: Abbie Cornish, Amandla Stenberg, George MacKay, Christopher Eccleston Written by Fiona Underhill British director Amma Asante has prioritised telling the stories of black and mixed-race characters in period films during her career so far – a genre where they often they are over-looked […]

Journey’s End

Year: 2018 Directed by: Saul Dibb Starring: Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany, Asa Butterfield, Stephen Graham, Toby Jones Written by Fiona Underhill Based on the play by RC Sherriff, which will be familiar to many British school students, this film has just opened to a limited release in the US and I […]

12 Strong

Year: 2018 Directed by: Nicolai Fuglsig Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, William Fichtner, Rob Riggle Written by Tom Sheffield If you’ve read some of my reviews on here before, you’ll know I’m a sucker for films based on true events, such as ‘Deepwater Horizon‘, ‘The Founder‘, and ‘Jackie‘ to […]

Darkest Hour

Year: 2018 Directed by: Joe Wright Starring: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Kristin Scott Thomas, Stephen Dillane Written by Rhys Bowen Jones Winston Churchill is as famous a British Prime Minister as you can get. Taking control of the country in a time of grave need and […]

Dunkirk

Year: 2017 Director: Christopher Nolan Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles, Barry Keoghan Written by Sarah Buddery Films directed by renowned British director Christopher Nolan are always something of an event; few and far between but whenever does come along there […]

War for the Planet of the Apes

Year: 2017 Director: Matt Reeves Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval, Terry Notary, Amiah Miller, Gabriel Chavarria Written by Rhys Bowen Jones The rebooted Planet of the Apes trilogy has had a strange existence. With ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’, it’s safe to […]