War Films

'I Have A Soft Spot For Robert De Niro'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

John Travolta admits that Robert De Niro was his acting inspiration as a young actor, so it must feel surreal sharing screen time with the double Osca...

VOTE: What's The UK's Greatest Ever War Film?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

Channel 5 are broadcasting one of those 'all time top 10' countdown shows tonight and, this time, it's the classical genre of the 'war film' that's be...

Ten Years On, 22 Films To Come Out Of The Iraq War

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

It's now a decade since what the US called 'Operation Iraqi Freedom' began in the Middle East. It wasn't the first war in Iraq, but it was the fir...

The Great Ealing Film Challenge 24: The Next of Kin (1942)

Dr Keith M. Johnston | Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
Dr Keith M. Johnston

Charles Barr suggests that many of Ealing's war films can be usefully grouped together as representing particular themes or interests: he places Next of Kin alongside The Foremen Went to France (1942) and Went the Day Well? (1943) as films that deal with 'battles of wits' which 'enforces resource and alertness, and penalises complacency and amateurism.'