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Film Review – Sideways


I got to see this last week due to The Times preview screenings. This is the only reason for buying The Times. This is a delightful film. This description sounds a bit soft, but that’s the most appropriate word. It is a film about two middle-aged men who realise that life has past them by and it won’t get any…

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Film Review – National Treasure


Before you say anything, it was free, okay? I wouldn’t normally see something like this in the cinema but it’s nice to see a film for free, and my girlfriend wanted to see it because she likes Nic Cage. (See what I did there? Casually dropped into the conversation that I have a girlfriend, in case anyone was wondering about…

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Film Review – Team America: World Police


I have a lot of affection for the original Super-Marionation Thunderbirds, even if it probably doesn’t hold up well today. Yes, they were puppets, and you could see the strings, and they walked funny, and their mouths moved up and down badly, but it was cool and fun and futuristic and exciting to a young boy, and nothing you can…

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Film review: The Aviator


The Aviator is a very good film. Not a great one, not one that I think deserves the accolade of ‘Best of the Year’, but this doesn’t stop good-but-not-great films being given that title (can anyone say, hand on heart, that Chicago, A Beautiful Mind or Gladiator, to name three recent films, were the best films in the years they…

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