Summerland (2020)

Whilst 2020 will no doubt go down as one of the most unpredictable years in cinema history, something that you can always seem to rely on is at least one or two new Second World War British period drama/comedy/romances to wash down a Sunday evening with. I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that these efforts very…

Resistance (2020)

With news today that cinemas are set to reopen sometime in July, this potentially marks the beginning of the end for my journey into the wonderful world of VOD! Before I can finally get back into the swing of a proper cinematic experience, there are still a few weeks worth of random releases to get…

Jojo Rabbit (2019)

Happy New Year everybody! We made it! 2020, can you believe it? Given the way of the world in recent years, the irony is not lost on me that my first review of the decade is for a film set in Nazi Germany. I was hoping, however, that Taika Waititi would be able to bring…

Dunkirk (2017)

As a Brit born way, way after the end of the Second World War, it’s incredible to consider just how much of a lasting impact the 1940 evacuation of Dunkirk has had, both on my life and as a wider element of the cultural identity of the British people as a whole. The famous ‘Dunkirk…

Their Finest (2016)

With films like Dunkirk, Churchill and The Zookeeper’s Wife all having been released or soon to be released, it seems like ’tis the season to be a Second World War picture. Getting in on the action too is Their Finest, a film that unlike Dunkirk or Churchill, attempts to give the audience an insight in…

The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

Even after more than 75 years since the end of the conflict, I think it’s safe to say that the world of cinema will never run out of stories to tell about the Second World War. From battle field narratives to Holocaust narratives and everything in between, the world changing period has provided the backdrop for…

Allied (2016)

Well, isn’t the life and career of Brad Pitt satisfyingly cyclical? Amidst the media frenzy of his divorce from Jennifer Aniston all those years ago, his big screen venture comprised of a fairly middling romantic spy drama with a twist of deception. Cut to 2016 and the media frenzy of his divorce from Angelina Jolie,…