A Week In Film #144: Boxing up

The Eagle
Disappointing Romans-in-Britain potboiler from Touching The Void director Kevin MacDonald based on Rosemary Sutcliff’s tale of the Ninth Legion going missing up north.

Channing Tatum is the young centurion who hopes to avenge the shame of his father’s defeat, Jamie Bell his Brigantian slave. Mostly a bit dull, but the tension racks up when they come into contact with a tribe of Picts.

Man Behind The Sun
Exploitation picture about the Japanese Unit 731’s biological weapons testing programme, with grim tests being carried out on live prisoners.

Some proper gag-in-the-mouth moments.

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