20 January 2011

More Movie Reviews

Over the years I have written some other movie reviews on another blog. Below is a list of some of them with links to the original reviews. Most of these are war films.

The Blue Max: The story of a German aviator during World War I and the class struggles in Germany at that time. One of my favorite air combat films set during the Great War.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: A German boy befriends a Jewish boy who is in a concentration camp during the Second World War. Several parts of the story don’t make real sense, but it is a power film all the same.

Breaker Morant: Set during the Second Boer War. Tells the story of Australian soldiers on trial for murder.
“War changes men’s natures. The barbarities of war are seldom committed by abnormal men, the tragedy of war is that these horrors are committed by normal men in abnormal situations….Soldiers at war are not to be judged by civilian rules… even though they commit acts which calmly viewed afterwards could only be seen as unchristian and brutal….. We cannot hope to judge such men unless we ourselves have been submitted to the same pressures, the same provocations as these men whose actions are on trial.”

The Dawn Patrol: World War I air war movie. Errol Flynn & David Niven star.

Hell’s Angels: Another World War I air combat movie. Some very innovative stuff in it considering it was made in 1930. This one was made by Howard Hughes.

Joyex Noel: A mediocre telling of the story of the Christmas Truce during World War I. Not a terrible film, but it doesn’t live up to the potential of the real event.


  1. I would like to know what you think of Pan's Labyrinth. It takes place not long after the Spanish Civil War, but there was a lot of the war stuff that I didn't get because of my ignorance on the war itself. I believe it's available on streaming from Netflix. I am wrong.

  2. I haven't seen Pan's Labyrinth yet. From what I can tell it looks kinda similar to Narnia. Children in a war/post-war setting who get caught up in some kind of fantasy world.


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