Dom Holder

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Favorite films

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Forrest Gump
  • Return of the Jedi
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Recent activity

  • Network


  • Singin' in the Rain


  • The Sound of 007


  • Beverly Hills Cop II


Pinned reviews

  • SpaceCamp




    I have decided that it might be fun to revisit some of the films that I used to watch regularly when I was a kid to see if they still hold up today. Space Camp was one such film, when my family got their first video player in 1987, it was one of those films, along with Short Circuit, Vice Versa, Flight of the Navigator etc that the patrons of Global Video used to regularly fight over.…

  • The Fabelmans

    The Fabelmans


    Steven Spielberg's 34th theatrical release is part family melodrama, part love letter to cinema. What it definitely is, is 100% the most personal film Spielberg has ever made.

    I always feel I need to be really careful when reviewing Spielberg films, as I make no secret of my adoration of the man's work, and a new film by him is more exciting to me than any Christmas Day could hope to be. Therefore, I feel a sense of responsibility to…

Recent reviews

  • Network



    Network is listed as a comedy on Amazon Prime, and whilst there are moments of awkward humour, I don't think this grandstanding study of mental health and the quest for power could really be observed as being a laugh fest.

    My star rating is a reflection of the quality on display, and whilst I found the film an engaging and at times fascinating watch, an overall enjoyable experience, perhaps not.

    It is a film that attacks you from all angles,…

  • Singin' in the Rain

    Singin' in the Rain


    Welcome to the Wellbeing Cinema Reviews

    A weekly film of my choice that celebrates the Wellbeing benefits of cinema

    Wellbeing film # 2 Singin' in the Rain 1952

    First watched: Not sure but probably in the mid-80s at Christmas

    I would argue that there is no film more wholesome than Singin' in the Rain, the whole thing is an unbridled delight from start to finish. Yes, the song and dance numbers (more on them in a moment) are sensational…

Popular reviews

  • Oppenheimer



    I believe that there are 3 main objectives for Cinema from an audience point of view, a) to entertain, b) to mesmerise and c) to allow storytellers the largest canvas possible to tell their stories. I believe that Christopher Nolan fully understands this and continues to deliver landmark examples of all three.

    I have to admit, Oppenheimer wasn't quite the film I was expecting, focussing mainly on the man himself as opposed to his "achievements". In many ways, it reminded…

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick


    Every now and again, I see a film that reinforces my 40+year addiction to Cinema. I can still remember clear as day the moment it started when as a 4-year-old in a fleapit of a Cinema in Bolton I saw the Imperial Star Destroyer emerge from behind me to cover the whole screen in hot pursuit of Tantive IV at the start of Star Wars. Life-changing moment and the addiction has never dimmed. Follow this up with the first time…