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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) – reviewed by George

This film took a lot of lumps when it was released, basically because it wasn’t the Nutcracker Ballet. The credits, which I believe are always available before release, make it perfectly clear what you’re going to see: “Suggested by the … Continue reading

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Richard Roxburgh as Sherlock Holmes in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (2002) – reviewed by George

Wow! I was not looking forward to this because we have had so many versions of this story, but the creators here have come up with something so exciting, so scary, that it ends up being the best Hound so … Continue reading

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James D’Arcy is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock: Case of Evil” (2002)

Very impressive opening: Holmes (James D’Arcy) is chasing two men down dark streets. They split up, but he doesn’t hesitate, and the man he eventually catches up with is Moriarty (Vincent Donofrio). They fight with swords and Moriarty both taunts … Continue reading

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Mountains of the Moon (1989) – reviewed by George

A film about Richard Burton (Patrick Bergin) and John Hanning Speke (Iain Glen) as they search Africa for the source of the Nile treats us to a sort of non-fictional “King Solomon’s Mines”. The term “non-fictional”, however, is arguable since … Continue reading

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The Kumars at No. 42 (2001-2002) – reviewed by George

This British comedy series is a delight. The conceit behind it is that the father (Ashwin) of this immigrant Indian family has made good, and now owns several warehouses where he rents out space. Because he has the money and … Continue reading

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