Monthly Archives: January 2011

38. Kelly’s Heroes (1970)

Film 19 in C4 Top 100 War Films After capturing a German colonel in possession of a gold bar, Kelly, a former lieutenant, interrogates him over a bottle of Scotch. The colonel admits knowledge of a cache of 14, 000 … Continue reading

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37. When the Wind Blows (1986)

Film 18 in C4 Top 100 War Films An old man, after a visit to the library, comes back with local and central government Duck and Cover leaflets to help survive a nuclear holocaust. Over a period of a few … Continue reading

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36. Barney’s Version (2010)

Paul Giamatti plays Barney Panofsky, a hard-drinking and hard-smoking tv executive who has been through three marriages. After harassing his latest ex-wife with early morning phone calls, he reflects upon his life over the last 30-odd years. He has been both … Continue reading

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35. Robocop (1987)

The original and the best. Set in a futuristic Detroit, where society is crumbling due to high unemployment and serious crime is rife, the police force are being pushed to the limit. Veteran cop Murphy is transferred in from another … Continue reading

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34. The Princess Bride (1987)

As you wish… When besotted farmhand Westley leaves to make his fortune so that he can marry the beautiful Buttercup, he is apparently killed at sea by the Dread Pirate Roberts. Heartbroken, Buttercup agrees to marry Prince Humperdinck, but she … Continue reading

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33. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)

Film 17 in C4 Top 100 War Films Ooh right, the Charge of the Light Brigade – so that’s the Crimean War, Balaklava, maybe a bit of Florence Nightingale too,  yeah? India, you say? Yep, India… The film begins with … Continue reading

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32. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

Film 16 in C4 Top 100 War Films Major-General Clive Wynn-Candy is an old gentleman soldier. He fought in the Boer War, receiving a Victoria Cross, and then fought for king and country again in World War I. So who … Continue reading

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