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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MEN – Review by Peg Aloi

I wish I could state unequivocally that this is a film perfect for this moment in time, and perhaps it is. But not in a good way. It may be that director Alex Garland has, well, a thing about women. Consider his screenplay for 28 Days Later (directed by Danny Boyle), a clever twist on the zombie genre that posits a pandemic of rage that infects the blood, set loose on the world by a female animal rights activist. Even the title hints at the undertones of menstrual madness.

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