Tag: UK

REVIEW: Dunkirk (2017)

Forced into retreat by the Germany army, 400,000 British soldiers find themselves trapped on the beaches of Normandy. While a small group of infantrymen struggle to get on-board an evacuation ship, a squadron of Spitfires head out to defend the troops from German air attack, and a father and son set out from England in ...

REVIEW: Free Fire (2016)

Two IRA activists, Chris (Cillian Murphy) and Frank (Michael Smiley), are escorted to a gun deal with the flamboyant South African arms dealer Vernon (Sharlto Copley). A misunderstanding ensues, shots are fired in a panic, and the deal collapses into an extended and deadly shoot-out in a disused warehouse. English director Ben Wheatley has developed ...

REVIEW: Licence to Kill (1989)

When CIA agent Felix Leiter (David Hedison) is brutally tortured and his wife murdered, his British counterpart James Bond (Timothy Dalton) sets out on a mission of revenge. Cut off from British intelligence and on the run, he single-handedly works to bring down and assassinate the central American crime boss Frank Sanchez (Robert Davi). When ...

REVIEW: I Am Not a Witch (2017)

A Zambian woman trips and drops a bucket of water next to a homeless child (Maggie Mulubwa). Clearly, she decides, the child must be a witch. Off the silent girl goes to be tried in court, sentenced, and exiled to a rural prison camp for convicted witches. It all sound farcical, and it is - ...

REVIEW: Children of Men (2006)

In the year 2027 an unexplained global fertility crisis has led to no human being born in more than 18 years. As the world's governments topple and collapse into anarchy, Great Britain struggles on via a totalitarian government and the mass deportation of immigrants and refugees. Theo Faron (Clive Owen), a mid-level government bureaucrat, is ...

REVIEW: Four Lions (2010)

Omar (Riz Ahmed) leads a small terrorist cell in suburban England. While he and his cousin Waj (Kayvan Novak) travel to Pakistan to train in an Al Qaeda camp, their friend Faisal (Adeel Akhtar) tries to train crows to carry bombs while the antagonistic Barry (Nigel Lindsay) decides to recruit activist and amateur rapper Hassan (Arsher ...

REVIEW: Plunkett and Macleane (1999)

It is the year 1748. Disgraced army captain James Macleane (Jonny Lee Miller) is sent to a debtor's prison, but escapes after an unexpected encounter with a pair of highwaymen and their government-appointed pursuers. Once free, Macleane slips into partnership with one of the criminals - Will Plunkett (Robert Carlyle) - and together they hit ...