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  • Mr. Holmes

    Mr. Holmes

    ★★★½

    This is one of those films that deserves a rewatch given the probable disappointing  initial viewing.

    Second time around you cease worrying about the almost infathomable plot and relish the superb performance of Ian McKellen as the 93 year old Holmes coping with the onslaught of dementia as well a much younger version working on his final case which led to his retirement.

    Most of the better known supporting cast - Roger Allam , Frances de la Tour, John Sessions…

  • The Saint

    The Saint

    ★½

    Oh dear!

    I have recently read a couple of Roger Moore's autobiographies - he wrote three. They are hilarious and delightful and you really you're chatting with the man.

    In one of the books, Moore expressed his enthusiasm for his son Geoffrey's producing role and involvement in this TV pilot. I wonder if he ever saw the final product in which he cameos with about five lines at the end.

    It's not surprising that this lifeless turkey never made it…

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  • Sicario

    Sicario

    ★★★★

    I've always had a rather awkward relationship with the cinema of Denis Villeneuve.

    I notoriously disliked Prisoners and even worse found Arrival dull as ditchwater thus I was totally st odds with most of LB!

    In contrast, I rather liked Enemy. So whilst I was looking forward to watching Sicario , I was prepared for a let down.

    However I found it riveting from The bloodthirsty opening scene to the final scene.

    Villeneuve at no point lets the  pace slip…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★

    Featured in my How to lose credibility on LB list

    Oh dear, I'm going to be in hot water again here as this film is cherished by so many here on LB. I enjoyed the Twin Peaks series but cannot remember that I was particularly impressed by Mulholland Drive when I first saw it many years ago.

    Then I recently heard LB's Robbie Collin eulogising about the film on the Kermode & Mayo Podcast so decided to give it another go.…