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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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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2012) – reviewed by George

This is a photographed play, staged in the round at London’s National Theatre, in front of a live audience. I missed a chance to see it broadcast live in 2012, and made sure I was there this year to see … Continue reading

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The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes, Set 1, Disc 3 (1971) – reviewed by George

On Disc 3 there are cases featuring Arthur Morrison’s other two detectives (other than Horace Dorrington), Jonathan Pryde and Martin Hewitt (although they really are the same man), as well as a case for Lady Molly of the Yard. 8. … Continue reading

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