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  • Jerry Maguire
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • In the Name of the Father
  • The Godfather: Part II

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  • Elvis

    ★★★½

  • Halftime

    ★★★

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    ★★★½

  • The Crown Jewels

    ★★★½

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  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★½

    I was apprehensive going into this movie. I’m a fan of the projects Baz Luhrmann has been involved in. I think he is a gifted filmmaker, very visual, quirky and vibrant, with heavy doses of camp, all of which suit his work perfectly as he utilises artistic freedom with both effectiveness and purpose. The question from me was…is Elvis (2022), Luhrmann’s first biopic as a director, the right project to acquire the traits of this particular auteur?

    I’ve said it before,…

  • Halftime

    Halftime

    ★★★

    It’s always interesting to see these iconic stars in fly-on-the-wall situations, if nothing else just to see if they are as self-obsessed and arrogant as people would have you think. It was refreshing to see that Jennifer Lopez wasn’t the person the media has forced on us mere mortals. ‘J.Lo’ is an intelligent, multi-talented personality who believes in the work she produces, but more importantly has a vulnerability that showcases an endearing quality all of which this film portrays despite not focusing a little more on her early career.

    Format: Streaming (Dolby Vision)
    Platform: Netflix

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  • War Horse

    War Horse

    ★★★★½

    I am genuinely dumbfounded by the negativity War Horse (2011) receives. Overly sentimental, unrealistic, not brutal enough, and too manipulative, all seem to be the favoured opinions. For what it’s worth I think the cinematography and production design is incredible and the screenplay very effective, focusing on a cyclical structure that delivers both emotion and bags of heart. The war scenes are really impressive and respectfully done considering the demographic the book was written for. John Williams score is beautiful and Steven Spielberg’s direction graceful. A wonderful experience that would not have had the same impact had the sentimentality been toned down and the violence turned up.

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★½

    It goes without saying, this film had to be bigger and better than any other MCU movie to go before it...and it was, with eleven years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe being celebrated in style. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo deliver an action film that not only pays homage to all the actors and filmmakers involved in this series to date, plus a few familiar movies, it also does it with a touch of class, some of the best visuals…