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Blu-Ray Review: Yesterday

By Dominic Messier, Founder, Editor and Honorary Sixth Beatle   Given how saturated with explosive blockbusters and other CGI-laden megahits the summer film season can be, it’s always refreshing to see what counter-programming emerges as a healing balm to all the noise and busy visuals on the big screen. What’s even more unusual is a…

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Review: The Lion King (2019)

By Dominic Messier, Founder, Editor-in-Chief and Film Writer   There’s a great and illuminating scene in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park, where a certain fictitious chaotician named Ian Malcolm (brilliantly overplayed by Jeff Goldblum) confronts billionaire industrialist John Hammond (Sir Richard Attenborough) as to scientists being so busy with seeing if they could clone dinosaurs,…

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Blu-Ray Review: Dumbo

By Dominic Messier, Founder,Editor and Film Writer   The latest in a string of live-action adaptations of Disney’s own catalogue of animated classics, Dumbo is a frustrating double-edged sword, in that it does pull at the heartstrings while benefiting from director Tim Burton’s flair for the fantastic, though it does so at the expense of any…