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Benedict Cumberbatch is Sherlock Holmes in “The Reichenbach Fall” (2011) – reviewed by George

This third and final episode of Season 2 has one of the cleverest scripts we’ve encountered in our trip through Holmes movies and TV. It is nothing short of amazing. The intelligence just shines on the screen and rivals Sherlock … Continue reading

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Benedict Cumberbatch is Sherlock Holmes in “The Hounds of Baskerville” (2011) – reviewed by George

A clever, clever script makes this update very special. It’s dark night, and a man is running panic-stricken through a forest. He is being pursued by a Canis something, large and growly. His young son is running ahead of him. … Continue reading

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Benedict Cumberbatch is Sherlock Holmes in “A Scandal in Belgravia” (2011) – reviewed by George

A wondrously clever script and fine performances all around make this an outstanding part of the filmic world of Holmes. Of course it involves Irene Adler (Lara Pulver) as she pulls Sherlock into her world of deception and trickery, puzzles … Continue reading

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Benedict Cumberbatch is Sherlock Holmes in “The Great Game” (2010) – reviewed by George

This is the third and last episode of Season One of “Sherlock”, and is based primarily on “The Bruce-Partington Plans”, but contains many little referrals to other stories. Watch and see how many you can spot. Minsk, Belarus: Sherlock is … Continue reading

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Benedict Cumberbatch is Sherlock Holmes in “The Blind Banker” (2010) – reviewed by George

A complicated, but pleasing, drama of detection and danger in which Watson (Martin Freeman) starts a friendship with Dr. Sarah Sawyer (Zoe Telford), his boss at the clinic where he has begun working, and Holmes works to solve a book-code … Continue reading

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Benedict Cumberbatch is Sherlock Holmes in “A Study in Pink” (2010) – reviewed by George

John Watson’s war experience in Afghanistan is briefly shown; now back in civilian life John (Martin Freeman) walks with a pronounced limp and a cane. He has a good therapist who tells him that writing a blog will honestly help. His … Continue reading

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Captain America: Civil War (2016) – reviewed by George

1991: Bucky Barnes (still Sebastian Stan, though he looks very different) is screaming while a man shouts Russian words at him. The last two words, translated as “benign” and “nine”, complete the trance inducement, and Bucky shuts up; he has … Continue reading

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Black Panther (2018) – reviewed by George

Spectacular in every way: sets (some CGI), outdoor settings (some CGI), costumes, fights, performances, and so satisfying on an action level, but also on a teaching level. Talk about entertaining, and this is it. T’Chaka, the King of Wakanda, has … Continue reading

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The World’s End (2013) – reviewed by George

At 19 years of age five graduating seniors in Newton Haven decide to conquer The Golden Mile – a pub crawl of Newton Haven’s 12 pubs, drinking a pint in each. They are Gary King, the leader, who uses the … Continue reading

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Hot Fuzz (2007) – reviewed by George

I really enjoyed this movie and I have to admit that I probably did not do “Shaun of the Dead” justice last week. After seeing “Hot Fuzz” I think I understand better where the writers of the two films (Edgar … Continue reading

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