Dom Holder

Dom Holder

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I don't have time to write short reviews, so I write long ones instead.
Here purely to celebrate the joy and wonder of Cinema

Favorite films

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Forrest Gump
  • Return of the Jedi
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

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  • Final Destination 2

    ★★★½

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    ★★★½

  • Silent Running

    ★★★★

  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    ★★★★½

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  • Dead Poets Society

    Dead Poets Society

    ★★★★½

    A rather stoic choice of film for my weekly film watch with my son. I felt I was taking a risk with this one. I thought he would find it noble and worthy but hardly set his imagination on fire. I'm pleased to say he really enjoyed it, it may not trouble his top 10 but he found it engaging and not overly twee. As the end credits rolled he said to me "Woah that went to some dark places…

  • The NeverEnding Story

    The NeverEnding Story

    ★★★

    The NeverEnding Story is responsible for one of the biggest and most traumatic moments of my childhood, and no, I'm not talking about the horse and its ill-advised trip into the swamp of sadness, or the trades descriptions act fuelling court case of a title.

    I'll paint the scene. I was 9 years old in 1986, I like every boy (worth knowing) my age was obsessed with all things Star Wars. It is well documented that one of the happiest…

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  • Final Destination 2

    Final Destination 2

    ★★★½

    For those of you familiar with Arsenio Hall's "Bad day" segment of John Landis's Amazon Women on the Moon, you may recollect him going through a series of unfortunate attempts on his life in his own apartment. One of the elaborate deaths in Final Destination is clearly inspired by that. It is a terrific piece of choreography, that pulls red herring after red herring on the audience.

    That is what makes Final Destination 2 so entertaining............at times. The franchise as…

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron

    ★★★½

    **I posted the below review last year and having read it back, it still pretty much matches my thoughts after this rewatch. I do feel that Age of Ultron gets a bad press and has if anything improved with age. It still gets massively out of control in the last act but the groundwork that goes into Phase 3 with this film should never be underestimated**

    In many ways Avengers: Age of Ultron could be described as the most important…

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  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★★★★

    It seems an age since Spiderman Far From Home, when in fact it is just shy of 2 years, but this just demonstrates how much of an event an MCU film is at the Cinema.

    This was special in more ways than one, it was the first time I was accompanied by my daughter to see an MCU film. A relative late convert to the MCU, she caught up on them all over lockdown and has become a fanatic like…

  • The Father

    The Father

    ★★★★★

    There are moments in The Father that play out like a horror film, and that is a reflection on the devastating subject matter that is at hand. Dementia is a cruel disease, makes strangers of family members and places those who are suffering from it and a terrifying world of fear and confusion.

    This film is played almost exclusively from Anthony's (Anthony Hopkins) point of view as we live in his World of paranoia and loneliness. The Academy Award-winning screenplay…