Daily Archives: July 3, 2011

166. Godzilla (1998)

I have to admit to a certain fondness to the Japanese Godzilla movies from the 50s and 60s, but although this is a bit slick and Hollywood, it still maintains the cheesy horror sci-fi of the originals. Most of the … Continue reading

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165. Casualties of War (1989)

Film 70 in C4 Top 100 War Films I wasn’t looking forward to this at all. I’d heard about the very disturbing scenes and didn’t really think I was prepared for them. It is extremely harrowing, it has to be … Continue reading

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164. Henry V (1944)

Film 69 in C4 Top 100 War Films A play within a play, but this isn’t Hamlet, but Laurence Olivier’s film of Henry V, with its combination of occasionally bawdy stage play mixed with action shots of Henry V’s greatest … Continue reading

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163. Hope and Glory (1987)

Film 68 in C4 Top 100 War Films “I’m going to miss the war and it’s all your fault!” The war seen through the eyes of a young boy living in London during the Blitz, Hope and Glory is surprisingly … Continue reading

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162. Cold Mountain (2003)

Film 67 in C4 Top 100 War Films I was dreading this film, for some reason. I never wanted to see it at the cinema, so having to watch it as part of the war films project was not something … Continue reading

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161. Cross of Iron (1976)

Film 66 in C4 Top 100 War Films Right – it’s epic, it’s also the only war film that was directed by Sam Peckinpah and it stars James Coburn and James Mason. It was looking very processing indeed. James Coburn … Continue reading

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160. The Vault of Horror (1973)

Five men take a lift, which takes them to a basement room, but without a button to call the lift back. Resigned to the fact they may be there for a while, they take advantage of the situation, by making … Continue reading

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