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Benedict Cumberbatch is Sherlock Holmes in “His Last Vow” (2014) – reviewed by George

Charles Augustus Magnussen (Lars Mikkelsen) is being questioned by some sort of government body led by Lady Smallwood (Lindsay Duncan). Afterwards he goes home to a huge place, a modernistic palace. In his library, which is almost clinical, he looks … Continue reading

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Olympus Has Fallen (2013) – reviewed by George

At Camp David President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart), First Lady Margaret Asher (Ashley Judd), and their young son Connor (Finley Jacobsen) are preparing to leave for a fund raiser. The head of their security detail, Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), is … Continue reading

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Benedict Cumberbatch is Sherlock Holmes in “The Sign of Three” (2013) – reviewed by George

For months Lestrade (Rupert Graves) has been after a gang of thieves, always missing them  by minutes. Now, by careful analysis of their methods and chronology, he thinks he has them where he wants them. And he receives a message … Continue reading

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Benedict Cumberbatch is Sherlock Holmes in “The Empty Hearse” (2013) – reviewed by George

This is the first TV movie in Season 3, and the last movie in Season 2 “The Reichenbach Fall” was reviewed on April 19, 2019. It ended with Sherlock’s suicide because of a threat made by Moriarty (Andrew Scott): “Kill … Continue reading

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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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