Tag Archives: War

Dunkirk – a very loud introduction to war

Leaving the cinema after watching Dunkirk, you’d forgive your brain for thinking that you had just gotten off a rollercoaster. The relentless pace at which the movie depicts the frightening realities of war is as thrilling an experience — if not the biggest thrill —

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Battlefield 1 (Review)

From the latest episode in our sporadic video games podcast – Press X and Say it With Passion! – comes our review of EA’s Battlefield 1 on the PS4. In a break from all that is futuristic and modern, EA returns to the halcyon days

Napoleon

If you like your cinema to be of the passionate spectacle variety, then the BFI’s new digitally restored version of Abel Gance’s 1927 5½ hour epic Napoleon is definitely for you. It may be ninety years old, but there is still a vibrancy that makes

The Human Condition

WWII is a frequently used setting throughout the course of cinema history. No matter what, every critically acclaimed filmmaker must have at least one film set in-between the time period of 1939 – 1945. Steven Spielberg presented the horrors of the Holocaust in unflinching black-and-white

War and Peace

When Mark Cousins started his monthly column in Sight & Sound magazine in 2012, a large chunk of his inaugural piece was spent discussing the work of Anand Patwardhan. Patwardhan is one of those documentarians who the international film festival cognosceti know and love, yet

Wooden Crosses

Important cinema is a phrase that has evolved throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, in 2015 it has more to do with the message that a film champions or the reputation of the director involved. Sadly, ‘important’ as an adjective has become tantamount to cultural

Back to 1942

The British Film Institute has had many seasons dedicated to many national cinemas, directors, epochs or movements, with their supreme stature they have brought many old science fiction programmes, documentaries or, as is currently the case, Chinese films to the fore. Today they have released

The Last of the Unjust

Claude Lanzmann’s complex, heavyweight and incredibly powerful new film The Last of the Unjust is a feature-length reworking of material gathered over the arduous twelve-year shoot for his defining work Shoah.  It is an interview with Benjamin Murmelstein, a Viennese rabbi appointed by the Nazis

Air Conflicts: Vietnam – Ultimate Edition

Arcade flight simulators are tricky things to get right, but that hasn’t stopped developer GamesFarm and publisher bitComposer from taking another run at the genre. Following “Secret Wars” and “Pacific Carriers – their spin-offs to 2006’s “Air Conflicts” – comes the PS4 re-release of their