Monthly Archives: May 2011

139. M*A*S*H (1970)

Film 57 in C4 Top 100 War Films Rather like Planet of the Apes, I was more familiar with the tv series from my childhood, than the original films. I adored MASH the series – it was poignant, funny and … Continue reading

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138. Battle Royale (2001)

When the Japanese economy takes a turn for the worse, and society begins to crumble, the government decides that something needs to be done about the youth – they no longer respect their elders, and truancy levels are at an … Continue reading

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137. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

I first discovered Guillermo Del Toro’s films with the immensely barking mad, but very entertaining Cronos. Then I saw The Devil’s Backbone and fell in love with it. Pan’s Labyrinth is, in my opinion the sequel to The Devil’s Backbone, taking the … Continue reading

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136. The Innocents (1961)

I do love a good horror film, whether it’s a spooky old black & white movie or a  Technicolor gore-fest. The Innocents fall firmly in the first category, and it’s also one of the creepiest films ever made. Deborah Kerr … Continue reading

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135. Iron Man (2008)

Ah, from one Marvel Comics adaptation to another. But where Fantastic Four was a relative poor example of the genre, Iron Man is well-written, action-packed, fun, and foremost, extremely well-cast. Tony Stark is the playboy head of arms manufacturers Stark … Continue reading

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134. Fantastic Four (2005)

After being exposed to a large dose of radiation during a mission in space, four astronauts find their DNA has changed allowing transformations in their bodies. Reed Richards can stretch himself like elastic; Sue Storm can turn invisible; Johnny Storm, Sue’s … Continue reading

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133. Princess Mononoke (1999)

Over the last twenty-five years, Japan have produced some of the most beautiful animation, mainly from the director Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli. And, of all his works, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle feature in the list of my favourite … Continue reading

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