What the heck was Churchill thinking. This movie made Gibson international stardom. Sad movie about a war the was just utter destruction. Idiot Generals fighting with modern weapons using Crimean War tactics.
I saw this movie years ago. My wife is Aussie so I watched it again with my son to teach him something about his ancestry. If it was true what a gross case of misjustice and it is time that 'the land under' take US advice and abandon its mother.
My great uncle whom was more of a grandfather to me (he raised my father) only time he talked about WWII to me was when he found out my wife was Aussie. ' We had it bad in Burma; food on 1/2 rations, little supplies but the Australian unit next to us was destitute living on rats and snakes. We took a vote to go 1/4 ration and share with them. Vote 100% for. They were so appreciative and said we're protecting their homeland from Japan while the UK sends us away.'
Gangster movie of the rise of and fall of Sabini, Comer and Hill. The luck of organized crime during WWII with the black outs. The end shows the Kray twins with Hill in an apparent transfer of power as Hill goes off to retire in Morocco.
I enjoyed this portrayal of Judy Garland's last year of her life. Renee Zellweger was masterful in her portrayal and I am not a fan of her by any means. The multiple flashbacks to her youth getting ready to do "Wizard of Oz" is vulgar to the mind as the mental and physical (forcing drugs on her) abuse she endured as a teenager. I can see why she was an alcoholic and drug addict. Meyers, CEO of MGM and his cronies forced her to take uppers to suppress her food consumption to keep her weight low and then downers to go to sleep. Myers would insult her and keep telling her if she don't loose weight fatty you are out. Also the forced dates with Micky Rooney to make believe his 2 young stars was a thing and Judy having a birthday party for the media as it was months away and then being forced not to even have a bite of her own cake. It was a tragedy but with understanding that with all her talent she died in her late 40's and her daughter Liza Minelli followed her foot path.
Rather interesting look at the Portuguese Jesuits trying to bring Catholicism to 17th century Japan. It portrays the persecution of the Christians by the Japanese warlords.
The movie is well acted but Garfield's attempt at a English with a Portuguese accent was unpropitious while Driver's accent was superb as usual his acting was above par. Garfield should have gone to Fall River, MA for a few weeks. (I have Portuguese heritage and when my eyes closed I thought it was my great grandfather talking)