Tag Archives: 1980s

218. Ran (1985)

Film 86 in C4 Top 100 War Films An old king in feudal Japan decides to abdicate in favour of his eldest son. His third son tries to warn him that this will cause in-fighting and that his older siblings … Continue reading

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196. The Fog (1980)

The small fishing town on Antonio Bay is celebrating its centenary, when odd things start happening – phones ringing at the same time, lights going on and off, and most mysteriously, a huge fog bank out to sea, that seems … Continue reading

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193. The Draughtman’s Contract (1982)

An artist is invited by Mrs Herbert to make twelve drawings of her estate in exchange for sexual favours in the absence of her husband. The artist, Mr Neville, believes he is being very clever by weaving visual clues to … 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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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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154. The Big Red One (1980)

Film 62 in C4 Top 100 War Films Another Lee Marvin film! My nerdy side is tempted to have some stats of actors that keep appearing in the war films project. Keep your eyes peeled for an update soon… The … Continue reading

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151. The Thing (1982)

I am usually of the opinion that the best horrors are the ones in your own imagination. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule – and 1979’s Alien springs to mind. Alien pre-dated The Thing by three years,  and … Continue reading

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