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Perfect Scenes: Jaws

Jaws is an iconic movie on a lot of fronts: for being the real starting point of Stephen Spielberg’s career, for essentially defining what a “summer blockbuster” was and for being the touchstone for movie suspense and tension up to the … Continue reading

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Perfect Scenes: Jurassic Park

Presenting a test post for a possible new series of short analyses, one that will aim to examine those individual scenes in movies that I would place on the highest pedestal. First up: Jurassic Park  – “They’re moving in herds”. … Continue reading

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Review: The Post

The Post Trailer The President of the United States crows about “fake news”. His advisors speak on “alternative facts”. The most popular news websites peddle clickbait, sports journalism has been reduced to “Fan TV” shouting matches, and the video game industry buys good … Continue reading

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Review: Spielberg

Spielberg Trailer I suppose that the first film of his I ever saw was Jurassic Park. Even then, at an age when the idea that individual personalities were in charge of films was alien to me, I knew that I … Continue reading

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Review: The BFG

The BFG Trailer Among the first books that I really got into were those of Roald Dahl. Vivid characters, magnificent adventures, that very peculiar sense of humour both light and dark, Dahl was able to conjure up stories and worlds … Continue reading

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Review: Bridge Of Spies

Bridge Of Spies Trailer It’s that time of year again, when the Oscar contenders come out to play. Across the Atlantic this is a short enough period, November to December usually, but over here it is far more elongated, with … Continue reading

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Review: Lincoln

Spoilers Trailer This is the kind of film that, even before seeing, I just knew I was going to like. A biopic of Abraham Lincoln, even one as limited in scope as this, is long overdue and the proven quality … Continue reading

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