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The Mauritanian (on Amazon). True story of a guy arrested and held at Guantanamo Bay due to (tenuous) association with Al Qaeda activists. Jodie Foster is his lawyer.
Shocking portrayal of a man held without charge for 14 years after 9/11.
 
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Watched Mad Max last night having never watched it before. Having heard so much mention of Mad Max over the last four decades…it was no more than OK I suppose.
 

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Glad you say so as I was thinking I just have missed something.
You need to take into account when it was made, 1979, and its budget, $350,000. Yup, just $350k. It made $100m at the box office so a pretty tasty return.

Quite often these films don't stand the test of time but you need to take into account the context.
 

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Black Widow. Such a waste. Great chance to make something more of a spy thriller, think marvel Bond, but get very standard fare. The Marvel films are best when they break the formula a bit, Black Widow did not even try and as for Ray Winston.........
 

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Sounds exactly my kind of film - on the planner now :)
It brought back some old memories, I deputised on bass for a few months in Glasgow's The Grand Ole Oprey back in 1980, with a cracking 4 piece country band called The Drovers.
1 of THE DROVERS songs called Love Is Just a Game is on YouTube, posted 8 years ago by a David Irwin.
I deputised for the guy pictured on the right, taken in the Oprey
 

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Cruella. Surprisingly, to me, good. Very dark, not for young kids. Well worth a watch.

Only irritation was Emily Stone's English accent, too cut glass, but that tends to be the score 🤷‍♂️
We watched it last weekend. Totally not the movie we expected it to be, but very enjoyable.

None of the Disney movies are very child friendly, at least for our 5 y/o. Luca was possibly the 1st we watched all the way through, apart from Mary Poppins.
 
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