THE MINISTRY OF UNGENTLEMANLY WARFARE – Review by T.J.Callahan

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is based on Winston Churchill’s recently declassified confidential files on WWII. Inspired by true events, this swashbuckling saga of sociopaths with shotguns who are licensed to kill plays like Inglorious Basterds with the McGuyver skills of Ocean’s Eleven. Filmgoers have a love-hate relationship with director Guy Ritchie, but with Ungentlemanly Warfare he’s really in his element allowing history to be told in such an out of the box way that we all may actually learn something. Despite the crass killing, Ministry is the most lighthearted, sure of itself, twinkle in the eye Nazi movie I’ve ever seen.

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OPERATION MINCEMEAT – Review by Martha K Baker

Ian Fleming — yes, that Ian Fleming — narrates Operation Mincemeat: “In any story,” he writes, “there is that which is seen and that which is hidden.” Such is the case with Operation Mincemeat and the fascinating — and flawed — film based on the true event. The time is July 1943 during World War II. The place is England; the target is Sicily.

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