Ian's Movie Reviews
Short Reviews of Movies, Board Games, and Other Stuff

Posts Tagged ‘war films


July 22, 2017

How great are movies? Am I right? They have the ability to thrill us, wow us, and make us feel like we are part of the experience.  Christopher Nolan wants us to feel Dunkirk, not just watch the events unfold, and he has put all his film-making powers towards that goal.  What resulted was me […]

Inglourious Basterds

January 7, 2010

Tarantino’s latest all-out adventure is Inglourious Basterds, the story of a special unit sent into France to kill as many Nazi’s as possible. Yet there are more layers to this story than that; we also get stories involving two very interesting female leads, and one outstanding villain in Hans Landa. This is not a fast-paced […]


November 4, 2009

Watching Valkyrie made me think of what it takes for a movie to be great. In order for a movie to be great, it needs many different elements to work. Valkyrie had some elements that worked and others that didn’t, which is why instead of being a great movie, which it had the potential to […]

The Hurt Locker

October 20, 2009

Hurt Locker. When it works, it works very well. It just doesn’t work well all of the time.  The mission scenes are meticulously crafted; full of suspense and edge-of-your-seat thrills. The storyline is pretty much non-existent in terms of plot, but is somewhat existent in terms of character development. I don’t mind that there is […]