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Bittersweet & Sentimental, This Is A Haunting Period Drama
Review of Testament of Youth (2014) (DVD) by IzzyS

Advantages: Very atmospheric, haunting/bittersweet, cinematography, good use of classical music,
Disadvantages: Very sentimental at start, which may put some people off(?) (ie may seem too cringe-y for some)

- Story - Based on the real life memoir of the main character, this film depicts Vera Brittains adolescent years while trying to maintain her studies, as the first world war starts and the love of her life decides to sign up to join other soldier ... Read review

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vh :o) by euphie
super!! by bettyboo47

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26.03.2017 09:57
A cheap forgery and no masterpiece either.
Review of The Monuments Men (DVD) by thedevilinme

Advantages: Clooneyg
Disadvantages: Boring waste of time..

...= = = = = So the Monuments Men, a war dram ... Read review

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Highest of accolade. Top brass. by 1st2thebar
thanks babyx by thedevilinme

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07.03.2017 21:27
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REVENGE IS NEVER A STRAIGHT LINE
Review of The Railway Man (DVD) by elfbwillow

Advantages: Fantastic, powerful storyline, characters and cast
Disadvantages: Will bring tears to your eyes

The Railway Man Please note: This is a review on the film only. Eric: “At the beginning of time, the clock struck one. A drop of dew, and the clock struck two. From the dew grew a tree, and the clock struck three. Then the tree made a door, and the cl ... Read review

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E! by raspberry_ripple
I thought this an excellent film like your review. by Pointress

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17.02.2017 18:43
Testament Of Inspiration
Review of Testament of Youth (2014) (DVD) by ms19

Advantages: great cast, inspiring story
Disadvantages: -

I do love watching films but as well as catching up on all of the new releases, I like to make sure every now and then that I watch some of the older films that I might have missed or not have had a chance to watch. While looking on my Netflix account to ... Read review

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Nicely done. by afy9mab
Very well reviewed by elfbwillow

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29.01.2017 11:54
A Gripping & Grimly Realistic War Film
Review of Saving Private Ryan (DVD) by IzzyS

Advantages: Immersive/atmospheric/gripping, thought provoking,
Disadvantages: Dialogue fast paced & hard to follow at times (near start of the film) 1-2 unlikely plot details

- Story - This film starts in 1944, during the invasion of Normandy in France, where US soldiers fight to get ashore without being shot down. Two victims are later named as brothers of a Private James Ryan and when it becomes clear that said Ryan ... Read review

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I am always dubious when the grand master of kitchy schmaltz spectacles turns to seriously serious subjects, eg Munich or Schindler's List or this. I think SL was the only one with some subtlety. But then Spielberg is Spielberg. I will never forgive his awful, awful ending to the Minority Report ;) by skyelightsmoke
Great review :) by Sleepflower1987

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02.01.2017 10:53
the great change of bradley cooper
Review of American Sniper (Blu-ray) by shofi89

Advantages: Academy Award achevemenfor Best Sound Editing.combination of action and drama are balanced,
Disadvantages: "no"

...Eastwood re-released his latest masterpiece, American Sniper. The story is about the most lethal sniper in America. The film is base ... Read review

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Auto-translated. by 1st2thebar
Jibberish by BrutalHonesty91

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14.12.2016 22:09
(15.12.2016 07:32)
'This guy must have been a pilot before Ponches!'
Review of Good Kill (DVD) by thedevilinme

Advantages: Something to think about
Disadvantages: Bit slow

Star – Ethan Hawke Genre – War > Drama Run Time – 100 minutes Certificate – 18 Country – USA Awards – 1 Nomination Amazon – £3.00 DVD £3.99Blue Ray = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Whatever you think about 911 ‘The War on Terror’ has been just as ... Read review

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Thorough review by WilliamWillis
Thorough review. by IzzyS
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30.11.2016 21:03
(24.12.2016 23:07)
"Death is not an adventure for those who... face... it"
Review of All Quiet On The Western Front (DVD) by 2mennycds

Advantages: Poignant, well & credibly acted, powerful, non gratuitous
Disadvantages: Haunting, harrowing

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ FILM ONLY REVIEW +++ FILM ONLY REVIEW ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I remember seeing the 1930 version of this film in my childhood or early teenage years, and a number of years ago availed myself of ... Read review

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grt by rolandrat123
It is an amazing film!! by bettyboo47

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12.11.2016 12:26
Dancing the hideous gavotte of war
Review of Battle Of Britain (Blu-ray) by hogsflesh

Advantages: Good aerial fight scenes, great music
Disadvantages: Cluttered film, lack of extras

A review of the 20th Century Fox Blu-ray. You can find this for around £5 online if you look around a bit. The Second World War has been the subject of hundreds of movies since 1940, and they’ve ranged from patriotic propaganda to harrowing war-is-hell d ... Read review

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An E from me. by jb0077
I remember years ago being given an OT rating for a review on a book based on Anne Boleyn because I mentioned she had her head chopped off (which apparently was a huge spoiler for that particular Ciao idiot) x by chrisandmark_is_here
exceptional

17.10.2016 08:39
Derisory Empire
Review of 300: Rise of an Empire (DVD) by afy9mab

Advantages: The soundtrack is alright.
Disadvantages: The direction, production values, script and performances are all poor.

Themistokles, the hero of the Battle of Marathon and killer of the King Darius of Persia is determined to unite the city states of Greece. But when Darius’ son Xerxes, self-proclaimed God King invades, the city states refuse to stand together, leaving The ... Read review

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Despite drinking gin while watching this I found it awful! Excellent write up! by Chippytarka
Glad you sat through this so that I never will! by jo-1976

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26.09.2016 22:00
The GREATEST escape?
Review of The Great Escape (DVD) by 2mennycds

Advantages: Based on true story, derring-do balanced by pathos, suspense, well acted
Disadvantages: It's a 1960s take on events of World War 2

...epic journey with Jason and the Argonauts in search of the magic-infused golden fleec ... Read review

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grt by rolandrat123
Seen THE GREAT ESCAPE a couple of times, though I'd rather read the book now instead! :) by eve6kicksass

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The Great Escape
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The Great Film
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11.09.2016 07:53
Tarantino Never Fails To Amaze!
Review of Inglorious Basterds (Blu-ray) by kickapoo5

Advantages: Stylish Filmmaking, Top Acting, High Entertainment Value, Straight To The Point
Disadvantages: Predictable, Conveniently Placed Scenes

This film is hardly new and trending now, but seen as nobody has yet to cover this masterpiece on Ciao I thought I would give it a shot. So first thing's first, who is in it? Brad Pitt as Lt. Aldo Raine Mélanie Laurent as Shosanna Christoph Waltz ... Read review

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Great review by elfbwillow
Great review by elfbwillow
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26.08.2016 19:19
(14.11.2016 23:01)
Aspects of war
Review of Full Metal Jacket (HD-DVD) by CelticSoulSister

Advantages: Well directed/produced/filmed, the first half of the film, some good acting
Disadvantages: Some not so good acting, dialogue could be better, the message was lost on me

RELEASED: 1987, Cert.15 RUNNING TIME: Approx. 1hr 56mins DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Stanley Kubrick SCREENPLAY: Stanley Kubrick, Michael Herr & Gustav Hasford MUSIC: Vivian Kubrick MAIN CAST:- R Lee Emery as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman Matthew Modine as T Joker D ... Read review

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very well covered by danielclark691
Well reviewed by Dentolux

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05.07.2016 18:42
Full marks for this film on the telly?
Review of The Heroes Of Telemark (DVD) by 2mennycds

Advantages: Fascinating story based on fact; typical 1960s war movie
Disadvantages: Not as closely based on fact as it could be; typical 1960s war movie

...Hollywood war movie, with all the genre’s attendant strengths and weaknesses. Bas ... Read review

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super by rolandrat123
Excellent review by love0143
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12.06.2016 07:42
Noise, water, napalm and madness
Review of Apocalypse Now (DVD) by CelticSoulSister

Advantages: Star-studded cast, well-acted/directed, Martin Sheen, some of the music, good for action-lovers
Disadvantages: Too long, anti-climax ending, too noisy, mishandling of weirdness

RELEASED: 1979, Cert. 15 RUNNING TIME: Approx. 153 mins DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Francis Ford Coppola SCREENPLAY: John Milius & Francis Ford Coppola MUSIC: Carmine Coppola & Francis Ford Coppola MAIN CAST:- Martin Sheen as Capt. Benjamin Willard Marlon B ... Read review

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Nice review by justarube
informative by rolandrat123

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07.03.2016 12:21
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