1917

1917 (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Universal) Running Time: 118 minutes approx. War films have largely been either political or patriotic, but always keen to exploit the mental or physical suffering of those on the front line. The depiction of the battles is not just to wow the audience but also to give us … Continue reading 1917

Shazam!

Shazam! (Cert 12A) US (2019) Dir. David F. Sandberg As I stated in my review of Captain Marvel, the superhero I and other old gits knew with that moniker was not an amnesiac woman turned alien, but the creation of Bill Parker and C. C. Beck for Fawcett Publications in 1939, whose comic book adventures … Continue reading Shazam!

The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game UK (2014) Dir. Morten Tyldum One of the top contenders at this year’s Oscars, The Imitation Game takes us back to World War II in order to tell the tale of Alan Turing, the man who built the machine which cracked the German’s “Enigma” code. While the source material is said to … Continue reading The Imitation Game

John Carter

John Carter (Cert 12) 2 Discs (Distributor: Disney) Running Time: 132 minutes approx. In 19th century America, Confederate Army Captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) escapes arrest by Union soldiers and an attack by Apache Indians by hiding in a cave where a strange being suddenly appears and tries to attack him. Carter shoots the stranger … Continue reading John Carter