- 02 February 2018
- by MaryAnn Johanson
MaryAnn’s quick take… A descent into the muddy trenches of World War I that is intimate and immediate, melancholy and profoundly moving. An experience as visceral as it is intellectual. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
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I’m “biast” (con): nothing
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(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto) women’s participation in this film
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This year is the centenary of the final year of World War I, and the cinematic commemorations are beginning with the new British film Journey’s End. The last surviving veteran died in 2012 just short of the age of 111, so the experience of serving in the war has now passed out of living memory. But End puts us in the trenches with an intimacy that is profound and moving, and with an immediacy that unavoidably draws us to see a relevance for today.
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