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  • Jerry Maguire
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • In the Name of the Father
  • The Godfather: Part II

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  • Minions

    ★★★

  • Despicable Me 2

    ★★½

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  • Despicable Me

    ★★★½

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  • Minions

    Minions

    ★★★

    The most underrated movie in cinematic history. Alright, maybe a slight exaggeration, but the introduction alone deserves top marks with its historical accuracy 😁. Jon Hamm’s ’Herb Overkill’ is my highlight along with ‘Bob’. The gags are far better than in Despicable Me 2 (2013), but it’s lack of sentimentality is ultimately what makes this fall short of the first movie from the franchise.

    Format: Digital (HD)
    Platform: Sky

  • Despicable Me 2

    Despicable Me 2

    ★★½

    Poorer than its predecessor in both the plot and gags department. The villain was forgettable and a far cry from the excellent ‘Vector’. However, the “I Swear” number at the end made up for some lost ground though.

    Format: Digital (HD)
    Platform: Sky

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  • War Horse

    War Horse

    ★★★★½

    I am genuinely dumbfounded by the negativity War Horse (2011) receives. Overly sentimental, unrealistic, not brutal enough, and too manipulative, all seem to be the favoured opinions. For what it’s worth I think the cinematography and production design is incredible and the screenplay very effective, focusing on a cyclical structure that delivers both emotion and bags of heart. The war scenes are really impressive and respectfully done considering the demographic the book was written for. John Williams score is beautiful and Steven Spielberg’s direction graceful. A wonderful experience that would not have had the same impact had the sentimentality been toned down and the violence turned up.

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★½

    It goes without saying, this film had to be bigger and better than any other MCU movie to go before it...and it was, with eleven years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe being celebrated in style. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo deliver an action film that not only pays homage to all the actors and filmmakers involved in this series to date, plus a few familiar movies, it also does it with a touch of class, some of the best visuals…