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A world of pure imagination

Very early on in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, there is a reference to Willy Wonka’s ‘World of pure imagination’, and this is most definitely where you will spend the next two and a bit hours (although … Continue reading

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Hit and Miss Sloane

Sometimes a film that you didn’t think much of at the time, stays with you and grows on you until you feel compelled to see it again. You convince yourself you have missed something and that it is actually much … Continue reading

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Hampstead Grief

I am proud to say that many of my movie reviews appear on the website of The Light Cinema, both locally and across the country. However, I don’t think they will be posting this one. With the cinema in mind, … Continue reading

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Why you should watch Baywatch

Rather predictably, there have been a lot of critics posting sniffy reviews of Baywatch, but I can’t help thinking that they may have missed the point. This was never pretending to be Shakespeare. It doesn’t claim to have Scorese levels … Continue reading

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King Arthur: East End of the Sword

I suppose if you give Guy Ritchie a budget of $175m, and a cast of thousands, then you pretty much deserve what you get. This is, after all, the man who thought that marrying Madonna was a good idea. Apparently, … Continue reading

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Hello to Jason Issacs!

If you are not scared of dentists, drowning and doctors when you go in to A Cure for Wellness, you certainly will be by the time you leave. You’ll also want to steer clear of drinking water, floatation tanks and … Continue reading

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The Sound of Lady MacBeth

I talked recently, on Wirral Radio’s Film Friday, about how impressed I had been with A Dog’s Purpose for not going overboard with its score. Instead of the rising and falling strings you would expect from such an emotive film, … Continue reading

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