Monthly Archives: July 2011

171. Star Trek (2009)

I wasn’t sure what to expect – was it going to be a slightly tongue in cheek homage to the original series or a garishly camp mickey-take? Actually, my fears were unfounded. This new take on the Star Trek series … Continue reading

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170. The Deer Hunter (1978)

Film 73 in C4 Top 100 War Films Ok – it’s got Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, John Cazale and Christopher Walken in, so it’s got to be good, yeah? And everyone in the world, even if they’ve never seen … Continue reading

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169. Black Hawk Down (2001)

Film 72 in C4 Top 100 War Films Mogadishu, Somalia, 1993. A quick raid into the centre of the war-torn city by Delta Force soldiers to capture a warlord goes horribly wrong when the black hawk helicopters that were preparing … Continue reading

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168. Inside Man (2006)

A New York bank is taken over by robbers, and each is dressed in identical boiler suits. They take hostages and they are all forced to strip and put on the same outfits. In the meantime, the police are trying … Continue reading

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167. The Pianist (2002)

Film 71 in C4 Top 100 War Films I wasn’t looking forward to this much, as my housemate had spent the last year ranting about it, since he accidentally mistook it for The Piano. But right from the outset, the … Continue reading

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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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