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  • Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru

    Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru

    ★★★★½

    A completely enthralling, authentic (feeling) and enlightening trip into the world of a man who's made his career out of improving the lives of others. OK, and obviously improving his own life in the doing - but while I may feel a little uneasy about the wealth Robbins has garnered from a gift (yes, I would call it that) which really ought morally to be philanthropically shared, there is no disputing the wisdom and life-changing power in a lot of…

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★½

    I’ll admit, when I first saw the Wonder Woman trailer, I was typically quick to judge and muttered (OK, I probably sneered) “Oh geez, hope I don’t have to review that”. Gal Gadot had been the underwhelming cherry on top of the underwhelming Batman v Superman debacle (which I actually hated less than most viewers), sucked into a tight dress and ridiculously eye-candyish for a supposed heroine who would go on to save superhero blockbusters from themselves.

    Then I heard…

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  • Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

    Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

    ★★★

    It's a bit of an own-goal when "a documentary about the important things" is peopled by such unbearably smug and presumptuous do-gooders that you wind up hating them and almost hating their cause.

    To be fair, there is a lot that's exceedingly attractive about downsizing, being less materialistic, and going minimalist. But you won't feel that from watching these guys.

    Bless.

  • Fences

    Fences

    ★★★★½

    For a film adaptation of a play (a difficult genre to bring successfully to the screen), Fences comes with a fair degree or heft. Denzel Washington directs and also takes the starring role against the similarly Oscar-nominated Viola Davis, while the playwright, August Wilson, has been posthumously nominated for February’s awards ceremony. And all with very good reason.

    Fences is the story of an African-American man’s experience of life in Pittsburgh in the 1950s. Employed to ride the back of…