Category Archives: War

Megan Leavey review — Only dog lovers need attend

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Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite | Written by Pamela Gray, Annie Mumolo, and Tim Lovestedt | 116 min Megan Leavey is based on the true story of a US Marine and her bomb sniffing German Shepherd, both of whom were deployed to Iraq. In the documentary Blackfish  Cowperthwaite awoke the world to marine parks' cruelty to cetaceans, so it…Read More

Allied review — Wartime spy drama a clunky bomb

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Directed by Robert Zemeckis | Written by Steven Knight | 124 min Zemeckis is a disciple of Spielberg, the creator of high-end Hollywood entertainment like Back To The Future, Forrest Gump, and Contact. More recently he's been as interested in computer generated imagery as in story and character, with films like last year's The Walk. It was a picture…Read More

Eye In The Sky review — Death from Above 2016

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Directed by Gavin Hood | Written by Guy Hibbert | 102 min | ▲▲▲△△ What is one little girl's life worth weighed against the imminent death of dozens? That's the morality play at the centre of Eye In The Sky, a clever, well-structured drama stretched taut around a single event. Col. Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren, typically sterling)…Read More