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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.

The Man in the Iron Mask

Published June 3, 2009

The Man in the Iron Mask

The first hour was a waste of time, and even though she’s got my name, I felt the Christine/Raoul thing was an unnecessary distraction. I would have liked to see more on how they trained Philippe up to be like Louis, and his discovery. They packed a lot of story in a relatively short space of time, and it didn’t quite flow properly.