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War

Saving Private Ryan

Published June 1, 2019

Saving Private Ryan

The opening sequence on the beach is harrowing, mind-blowing, intense, a sensory overload that really brings to life the horrors of war in a way that no other film has managed to do so. (For me, so far.) Once that’s through, there’s still two hours of horror, war, tension, needless death, moral questions but also camaraderie, bravery, dark humour, and really some astonishing scenes.

Green Zone

Published August 7, 2010

Green Zone

So, this was not an easy film to watch by any stretch, but I liked it. I learnt some things, and I was proud when I was following the story (not so proud when I wasn’t). Mr C said he was disappointed he couldn’t play the ‘who’s that, what have they been in’ game, but I think that added to the film a bit. Less distracting. I want to read the book it was loosely based on, but it’s not available on the Kindle. Boo.

The English Patient

Published April 29, 2009

The English Patient

I know I am a product of a generation with short attention spans, but I do feel like this story could have been captured much better in a shorter time. The cinematography was good, but I don’t think it was spectacular enough to justify a three hour film. That said, this is a multi-award winning film, so I guess I am probably in the minority.