THE DIRTY DOZEN (1967)

Release Date: 22/10/1967 Cast: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, Richard Jaeckel, Trini López, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland, Clint Walker Director: Robert Aldrich               Propelled by Lee Marvin and the ensemble cast’s spirited performances, The Dirty Dozen tries hard to rise above its reach During World War II, the US army comes…

THE GUNS OF NAVARONE (1961)

Release Date: 28/04/1961 Cast: Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn, Anthony Quayle, Stanley Baker, James Darren Director: J. Lee Thompson Based on the novel “The Guns Of Navarone” by Alistair Maclean One of the greatest war-adventures ever made During World War II, on the desolate island of Keros, 2000 tired and desperate allied soldiers are…

BATTLE OF BRITAIN (1969)

Release Date: 15/09/1969 Cast: Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Robert Shaw, Edward Fox, Susannah York Director: Guy Hamilton Brimming with energy and breakneck pacing, Battle of Britain has some of the best dogfight action ever to have graced the silver screen Battle of Britain documents a series of aerial battles of World War II…

WHERE EAGLES DARE (1968)

Release Date: 21/12/1968 Cast: Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure, Patrick Wymark, Ingrid Pitt Director: Brian G. Hutton Story and Screenplay: Alistair MacLean Dense, thrilling, and realistic! “Where Eagles Dare” is a relentless adventure that deserves multiple viewings to absorb all that it has to offer At the height of the World War II drama,…

THE OUTPOST (2020)

Release Date: 6/07/2020 Cast: Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones, Orlando Bloom Director: Rod Lurie A well-made action flick that is characterized by good performance and scintillating action After securing the mainland of Afghanistan post their invasion in 2001, The US-forces toiled hard to subdue the Taliban dominated regions of the country like the well known…

GREYHOUND (2020)

Release Date: 10/07/2020 Cast: Tom Hanks, Stephen Graham, Elisabeth Shue Director: Aaron Schneider Tense, gripping, and exciting! Greyhound makes up with action and intrigue what it lacks in character development There is something about Hollywood World War II films that always captures my imagination. Even the “not so good” ones. There are films like Dunkirk,…

THE ADMIRAL : ROARING CURRENTS (2014)

Release Date: 30/07/2014 Original Title: Myeong-ryang Cast: Choi Min-Sik, Ryu Seung-Ryong, Cho Jin-Woong, Kim Myung-gon, Jin Goo, Lee Jung-Hyun, Kwon Yul Directed By: Kim Han-Min “The Battle of Myeongnyang comes breathtakingly to life in this exceptionally well made film” On October 26, 1597, the Korean Joseon kingdom’s navy, led by Admiral Yi Sun-sin, fought the Japanese navy in…

SHADOW (2018)

Release Date: 30/09/2018 Original Title: Ying Cast: Chao Deng, Li Sun, Ryan Zheng, Jinchung Wang, Qianyuan Wang, Jun Hu, Xiaotong Guan Director: Zhang Yimou “Zhang Yimou sprinkles magic dust on a simple idea transforming it into a picture of breathtaking beauty and intricate structure” Zhang Yimou can be credited with creating some of the most…

PATTON (1970)

Release Date: 02/04/1970 Cast: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young Director: Franklin J. Schaffner One of the greatest war films of all time with a stellar performance from George C. Scott There is something about the old Hollywood war films that not even Hollywood can re-create today. It was an amalgamation of the performances,…

1917 (2020)

Release Date: 10/01/2020 Cast: Dean-Charles Chapman, George Mackay, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong, Richard Madden Director: Sam Mendes On April 6th, 1917 two Lance Corporals, Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) and Schofield (George Mackay) are dispatched by their commanding officer, General Erinmore (Colin Firth) to deliver a critical message to the 2nd Devons regiment, led by…

JOJO RABBIT (2019)

Release Date: 18/10/2019 Cast: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Sam Rockwell, Archie Yates Director: Taika Waititi Jojo Rabbit is the story of little Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) living with his mother, Rosie (Scarlett Johansson) during the last days of Nazi Germany. He is a true fanatic and ticks all the boxes for…

MIDWAY (2019)

Release Date: 08/11/2019 Cast: Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Luke Evans, Mandy Moore, Luke Kleintank, Dennis Quaid, Aaron Eckhart, Etsushi Toyokawa, Tadanobu Asano Director: Roland Emmerich The Battle of Midway was the most important conflict of World War II for dominance over the Pacific Ocean. After annihilating the US fleet at Pearl Harbour six…