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  • The Man Who Would Be King

    The Man Who Would Be King

    ★★★½

    For the last few years I'd been staying away from films starring Sir Sean Connery, simply to save my wife's feelings. I've mentioned before how much my late father-in-law looked like big Sean, and every time Mel saw him onscreen it reminded her of what she'd lost. We had many favourites, she loved his early Bond films, Outland, Highlander, and of course, The Untouchables, but watching those films would be a poisoned chalice, I could see it in her eyes…

  • From Hell

    From Hell

    ★★★½

    When a famous serial killer goes uncaught, it only heightens the infamy that surrounds them. The more they kill, the more their notoriety rises, the more gruesome their crimes, the more their deeds pass into legend. Jack The Ripper killed 5 women between August and November 1888, and if you believe The Hughes Brothers version of events offered here, then this went right to the very top. A Royal conspiracy? A possible clandestine marriage resulting in an heir to the…

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  • Depeche Mode Live In Berlin 2017

    Depeche Mode Live In Berlin 2017

    ★★★½

    From around 1984-1993 I was a Depeche Mode fanatic. I went to see them when I was underage, I went abroad to see them, and there were freaky moments as I encountered fans who liked the leather-look much more than I did. I remember as a 17 year old being in Cologne with some older friends for a Depeche Mode gig which was the closest (at that time) that I'd ever been to an orgy. It felt like Sodom & Gomorrah,…

  • Fire in Babylon

    Fire in Babylon

    ★★★½

    This documentary took me a little bit by surprise. You see Sky Documentaries has been churning out doc after doc on everything from Frank Bruno to Hilary Clinton, Tiger Woods to The Wu-Tang Clan, and I assumed this was just another of those recent entries from their channel. Apparently Fire in Babylon is from back in 2010, and twenty minutes or so into it, I realised just how dated some of this is. There's language used in this that made…

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

    Should I be concerned that my wife was taking notes during this film? (Andy's last diary entry)..................................

  • Skyline

    Skyline

    ½

    My wife likes this. I'm considering a divorce.