JoJo Rabbit

JoJo Rabbit – Review

A film where an imaginary Hitler is played for laughs doesn’t really sound like your usual six-time-nominated Oscar fodder. And yet, Taika Waititi’s ‘anti-hate satire’ JoJo Rabbit has achieved exactl...
Operation Finale

Operation Finale – Trailer

“My job was simple. Save the country I love from being destroyed. Is your job any different?” The chilling words of the architect of the Holocaust, Adolf Eichmann, echo over the opening s...

It Happened Here

“What if …” It’s a tantalising prospect for both novelists and film makers alike. It allows creative freedom; a world imagined on the quirk of a historical event, a simple redirection of fact. It’s p...
Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

Anyone who thinks that anime is simply full of wide-eyed, giggling young girls and over-the-top fantasy sequences clearly hasn’t seen the raw and unflinching Grave of the Fireflies. Film 4 have...
Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

The first question to ask about Darkest Hour is Do we actually need another film about Winston Churchill? The answer is clearly yes. Despite there being two other major portrayals of the man in the l...

Six of the Best: Films Turning Twenty

In a bid to make most of us feel positively mummified, I thought it would be a good idea to take a look at six film that are twenty years old in 2018. There were so many happy memories to choose from...
Alone in Berlin

Alone in Berlin

When Hans Fallada sat down to write Every Man Dies Alone, he was creating one of the first anti-Nazi books to be published in post-war Germany. Having spent many years incarcerated in an insane asylu...
Dunkirk

Dunkirk

I thought I had read and seen everything there was about the Dunkirk evacuations. But I had never really seen the faces of the thousands of young men, desperate to get home, bravely facing off the Lu...
the-notebook-review

The Notebook

“The fifth commandment is ‘Thou Shalt Not Kill’ … But everybody kills.”  Based on Agota Kristof’s trilogy of novels, twin brothers find themselves plunged into Hungary’s colossal defeat towards the e...