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Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan Movie Review

The tension created rarely subsides and in the few moments of relative calm, there is an overriding sense of impending danger. Even the most benign actions seem to carry colossal consequences. Living in peace time, it’s hard to comprehend how the young troops (most of them in their early twenties) could cope with such intense pressure.   //   The film is very effective at making the audience feel the close proximity to death as the bullets fly and the dread never ...

Inglourious Basterds – 10th Anniversary Screenings at Dendy Cinemas!

In the 6th film by Quentin Tarantino, Shosanna Dreyfus (Melanie Laurent) witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz) in the first year of the German occupation of France. Shosanna flees to Paris, where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema.   //   Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) leads a group of Jewish American soldiers on a campaign of terror against the Nazis. Raine’s ...

The Keeper Movie Review

In the film, an English grocer who is supplying the camp with goods sees Trautmann playing football and recognises his skill as a goalie. He coaches a local team and works out a deal with the camp’s commander to have him leave the camp for the day and play for his team.   //   Trautmann has to overcome the prejudice and hatred post war for the Germans and so begins his odyssey. One that ultimately ends with him marrying the grocer’s daughter, playing for Manchester ...

Win tickets to a very special screening of Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan!

Starring an outstanding Australian cast including Travis Fimmel, Luke Bracey, Daniel Webber, Nicholas Hamilton, Stephen Peacock, and Richard Roxburgh, DANGER CLOSE: THE BATTLE OF LONG TAN is directed by Kriv Stenders (Red Dog), from a script by Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Australia), and is inspired by true events.   //   The dramatic new trailer follows Major Harry Smith (Fimmel) as he leads a dispersed company of 108 young ...

Tolkien Movie Review

His childhood was one filled with tragedy as his father died when he was three years old and his mother when he was twelve. He was however a keen student with a penchant for languages that was enlivened by a vivid imagination. Without a family name and financial backing, his education was much more difficult for the hyper intelligent student.   //   The film studies the class system of the times as well as the impact that the church had on the young orphan’s life. It ...

Watch the trailer for The Keeper – based on an incredible true story!

Meanwhile, a love slowly blossoms between the manager’s daughter and Bert despite local hostility. In addition to the disapproval of his relationship, Bert’s subsequent signing by Man City brings passionate protests from the people of Manchester, a city that had been severely bombed in the War.   //   However, against all odds he won over even his harshest critics during the FA Cup Final for Manchester City in 1956. After an on-field accident, Bert broke his neck… ...

Watch the official trailer for the upcoming Australian film Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan

Starring an outstanding Australian cast including Travis Fimmel, Luke Bracey, Daniel Webber, Nicholas Hamilton, Stephen Peacock, and Richard Roxburgh, DANGER CLOSE: THE BATTLE OF LONG TAN is directed by Kriv Stenders (Red Dog), from a script by Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Australia), and is inspired by true events. The dramatic new trailer follows Major Harry Smith (Fimmel) as he leads a dispersed company of 108 young and mostly inexperienced ...

The Aftermath Movie Review

Setting The Aftermath in this time frame colours the story to a degree but it under-utilises the emotional turmoil of the time to tell a somewhat conventional love story. It is set in the dead of winter and the stark white of the snow underlines the coldness between its main players.   //   Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) is reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a high commander and part of the occupational forces in Germany. Their relationship is one of ...

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With only hours until D-Day, a team of American paratroopers drop into Nazi-occupied France to carry out a mission that’s crucial to the invasion's success. Tasked with destroying a radio transmitter atop a fortified church, the desperate soldiers join forces with a young French villager to penetrate the walls and take down the tower. But, in a mysterious Nazi lab beneath the church, the outnumbered G.I.s come face-to-face with enemies unlike any the world has ever seen. From producer ...

Journey’s End Movie Review

The acting is superlative to a man. Sam Claflin as the company’s leader, Captain Stanhope, shows the signs of what is now known as PTSD. He has witnessed too much horror and experienced too much loss to continue as a well functioning human being.   //   Then there is Asa Butterfield as the fresh faced Second Lieutenant Raleigh, he just out of boot camp and yet to experience the horrors of war. His story arch is an especially tragic one. Paul Bettany as Lieutenant ...