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  • Follow That Dream

    ★★★½

  • Elvis

    ★★★★

  • Operation Mincemeat

    ★★★½

  • Villain

    ★★½

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  • Follow That Dream

    Follow That Dream

    ★★★½

    Okay, so first of all, if I was the 13-year-old kid I was back in 1975 when I first saw this Elvis movie, I would have definitely given "Follow that Dream" five enthusiastic stars. Time and cynicism have robbed me of much of that enthusiasm, I'm afraid. So, three-and-a-half is the best I can do these days. But after watching "Elvis" last night, I was feeling both blue and nostalgic for the Man from Memphis. And this meager Elvis entry…

  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★★

    In the summer of 1977 I was 15 years old. I had become a big fan of Elvis a year or so before, and believe me, not too many teenagers back then would admit to such a thing. Elvis was decidedly uncool to the youth of my generation. Especially the fat Vegas performer he had become at the ripe old age of 42. But I didn't care. That voice! It sang right to me. Hit me in the soul like…

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