Film Reviews, War

REVIEW: The Eight Hundred (2021)

The Second Sino-Japanese War and how it evolved into the Pacific’s involvement in WWII has largely, criminally been left out of the history curriculum in the UK. Beyond Pearl Harbour, you would be forgiven for lacking awareness of the Chinese and Japanese conflict that inflicted…

Film Reviews, Historical, War

REVIEW: The Good Traitor (2021)

World War II is the source of countless fascinating dramatic stories. But it doesn’t necessarily follow that every true story from World War II needs to be made into a film. Diplomatic relations don’t always have a dramatic impact that sets the hearts and minds…

Film Reviews, Horror, War

REVIEW: Ghosts of War (2020)

Ghosts, a spooky house, and a World War II setting should make for an interesting mix of genres. On the surface, the premise of Ghosts of War might impress, but the end result is an incoherent and poorly executed mess that fails to deliver on…

Action & Adventure, Apple TV+, Drama, Film Reviews, Period, War

REVIEW: Greyhound (2020)

Debuting exclusively on Apple TV+ following a remarkable $70 million deal, Greyhound marks the return of Tom Hanks’ to a World War II setting, following Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan and Bridge of Spies. Based on CS Forester’s 1955 fictional war novel “The Good Shepherd”, the film shines a light…