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PHIL vs BILL Johan Earl is a better co-director/screenwriter than he is an actor. In this World War I drama, he plays one of three British soldiers pinned down in No Man’s Land ahead of an Allied bombing raid on German lines. His performance as a heroic sergeant major is surprisingly amateurish but the movie’s battleground sequences are tense and powerful, and the wartime themes are adeptly handled. There’s also a parallel storyline involving the hero’s wife at home that has a poignant twist. — Phil Wakefield.

Bill O’Byrne’s Bargain Bin Blu-rays: Forbidden Ground

Forbidden Ground | Value for money: $$  Directed by Adrian Powers, Johan Earl. Written by Johan Earl. Starring Johan Earl, Tim Pocock, Martin Copping. You are about to get the entire plot of Forbidden Ground with all of its attendant twists and turns. This is not just because I am a thoughtless, joy-stealing bastard. It is […]

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