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Tag: otto dix

Lost boys and stories too close to the heart

THE SADDEST CASUALTIES in 1917, the highly feted First World War film earmarked for Academy Awards in 2020, are the important memories of the Mendes family. Clearly premised on precious tales of war passed down through generations, this is quite obviously a film with a lot of family […]

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All is garish in love and war

IN 1984, DAVID Jones directed a delicate little film called 84 Charing Cross Road. It starred Anne Bancroft opposite Anthony Hopkins. It was a low key work which got critical acknowledgement but not a great deal of audience love, simply because the closure it embraces is death, rather than […]