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COMEDY: Paul (2011)
Paul (UK/ USA, 2011) Directed by Greg Mottola Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig When an artistic partnership has become established, it can be very
difficult for its constituent members to achieve success or recognition
on their...
COMEDY: Paul (2011)
COMEDY: Paul (2011)
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FIVE STAR FILM: Hot Fuzz (2007)
Hot Fuzz (UK, 2007) Directed by Edgar Wright Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jim Broadbent, Paddy Considine British culture has always been something of a melting pot,
incorporating elements from other cultures and turning them into
something new. James ...
FIVE STAR FILM: Hot Fuzz (2007)
FIVE STAR FILM: Hot Fuzz (2007)
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Broadclyst Theatre Group: Mort
It's been nearly five months since I last trod the boards with Broadclyst Theatre Group in Beauty and the Beast - thank you to everyone who came and supported what turned out to be a thoroughly impressive show. But while I've been devoting my energies since...
Broadclyst Theatre Group: Mort
Broadclyst Theatre Group: Mort
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CULT CLASSIC: Tron (1982)
Tron (USA, 1982) Directed by Steven Lisberger Starring Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan When we describe a film as being "ground-breaking", we very rarely mean
that every aspect of it is simultaneously as original or pioneering as...
CULT CLASSIC: Tron (1982)
CULT CLASSIC: Tron (1982)
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THRILLER: Spellbound (1945)
Spellbound (USA, 1945) Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Starring Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov, Leo G. Carroll Much of Alfred Hitchcock's work in the 1940s is characterised by his
tempestuous working relationship with producer David O. Selznick...
THRILLER: Spellbound (1945)
THRILLER: Spellbound (1945)
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GREAT FILMS: Goodfellas (1990)
Goodfellas (USA, 1990) Directed by Martin Scorsese Starring Robert de Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco   IMDb Top 250: #18 (13/5/18) In my review of The Untouchables , I argued that Hollywood has struggled
to do justice to Al Capone because he ...
GREAT FILMS: Goodfellas (1990)
GREAT FILMS: Goodfellas (1990)
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OVERRATED: Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)
Kill Bill: Volume 2 (USA, 2004) Directed by Quentin Tarantino Starring Uma Thurmann, David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah When Kill Bill: Volume 1 came out, some critics made the point that it
would be difficult to judge how well the film worked u...
OVERRATED: Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)
OVERRATED: Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)
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OVERRATED: Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)
Kill Bill: Volume 1 (USA, 2003) Directed by Quentin Tarantino Starring Uma Thurmann, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Madsen   IMDb Top 250: #170 (7/4/18) One of the saddest things in the world of film is seeing a good
film-maker failing to fulfil their fu...
OVERRATED: Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)
OVERRATED: Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)
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REVIEW REVISITED: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
This is a reprint of my review which
was published on this blog in December 2015, with a number of significant revisions. That version of the review can be found here .   The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (New Zealand/ USA, 2014)   Directed by Pet...
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REVIEW REVISITED: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
This is a reprint of my review which
was published on this blog in December 2014, with a number of significant revisions. That version of the review can be found here .   The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (New Zealand/ USA, 2013) Directed by Peter Jacks...
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