The Two Reviews – No Time to Die and Don’t Look Up

No Time to Die (2021, Universal Pictures) Featuring Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Ana de Armas, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright and Ralph Fiennes. Music by Hans Zimmer. Screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Cary Joji Fukunaga and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Daniel Craig is one of my favorite under-celebrated English actors and whilst I … Continue reading The Two Reviews – No Time to Die and Don’t Look Up

War Films, What Are They Good For?

Absolutely everything! Well, when they are done well that is. One fresh example is They Shall Not Grow Old, Peter Jackson’s recent, extraordinary and awe-inspiring documentary presenting World War I footage. Painstakingly restored with colour and realistic sounds added, this film is composed entirely of archival footage from the British National Museum and a soundtrack … Continue reading War Films, What Are They Good For?

The Two Reviews: Darkest Hour and The Post

Darkest Hour 2017. Directed by Joe Wright, featuring Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn and Kristin Scott Thomas. Darkest Hour is a war-drama that follows the first few weeks of Winston Churchill’s Prime Ministership – a period of intense military and political turmoil for Britain. The German army is marching through Europe, a seemingly unstoppable military force, … Continue reading The Two Reviews: Darkest Hour and The Post