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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – Film Review

Scholars of Greek mythology have differing views when it comes to the subject of Poseidon’s Trident. Some talk of it being a thunderbolt. Others talk of it having three prongs. The one talked of and eventually found in the fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise resembles less a bolt and more a […]

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Wakefield – Film Review

Ever wanted to switch off? Maybe press the pause button, put your life on hold, then disappear, if only for a moment? Howard Wakefield did. But for Howard, it wasn’t a moment, or even a few minutes. It wasn’t even days. He switched off, said nothing to the family, and disappeared for months. In fact, […]

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Alien: Covenant – Film Review

For the dedicated follower, there can’t be a more frustrating series of films with such varying, unequal results as the Alien franchise. After the original and its sequel, there are no other continuing big screen adventures that promise so much yet deliver so many ultimate disappointments. The audience is there; it always is, the box-office […]

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – Film Review

In the slight chance there are still those who consider King Arthur a true historical figure, let’s get the record straight. He’s fantasy; stories derived from folklore from around 5 or 6 AD; a legend that grew in the telling with the passing of years. Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, even Camelot itself, […]

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The Wall – Film Review

As the opening titles tell us, it’s 2007 and the war in Iraq is winding down. The president has declared victory, and arrangements are being made to leave. But some of our military remains, including two American army snipers, Staff Sergeant Matthews (John Cena) and his spotter, Sergeant Allan Issac (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). In this taut, […]

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The Dinner – Film Review

It never bodes well when the author of the book upon which a film is based gives the end result a thumbs down. In this case the author was Dutch writer Herman Koch, the book is his 2009 drama Het Diner, and the film is the third version of the same story, The Dinner with […]

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