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Philadelphia review

Welcome to my first review for Major Film Reviews, first I must thank my great friend Nathan for allowing me to carry on his excellent work, as well making me very nervous by trying to live up to his exceptionally high standard of work. Now let’s get on with what we’re all here for, the…

Introducing Ian

Hello all, Nathan here. Regular readers will know that I’ve recently had to step back from writing film criticism for health reasons. I hope I can periodically pop my head around the door, so to speak, but because I don’t want to simply let the site sit here on the Internet like a plank of…

Major Film Reviews Indefinite Hiatus

This is going to be difficult to write (for a number of reasons). I’m aware not all of you will follow my Facebook page, so I’m going to briefly summarise what I have said on there for those who only read my site. Here is the big news to start us off, I am now…

Reflections on a Return to the Cinema

I went to a cinema this afternoon. It was the first time in many months, I think since October, to be exact. The film I went to see was Taxi Driver, the seminal 1970s Scorsese masterpiece, but I have opted not to review it on this occasion. I don’t think the world needs another affirmation that Taxi…

Battle of the Bulge Review

I would like to dedicate this review to Mr Peter Judson. This review was requested by his son on the occasion of his 85th Birthday. Best wishes go out to Peter! I can’t speak for everyone (at least not yet, give it a few years), but I imagine that not everyone is an expert on…

The Guns of Navarone Review

I would like to dedicate this review to Mr Peter Walsh Judson. This review was requested by his son on the occasion of his 85th Birthday. Best wishes go out to Peter! At this point, I’ve seen so many films about World War II that I feel like I could enter Mastermind using the war…

Nomadland Review

Long-time readers of my work will remember my fondness for the film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. I liked it so much; I made it my film of the year for 2018. I also discovered an admiration for its lead actress, Frances McDormand, whose towering role in the movie was one of the primary reasons I…

Major Film Reviews Health Statement May 2021

As most of you will recall, I spoke in my last review about having health problems, specifically speaking, my eyesight. Well unfortunately, the prognosis isn’t good.   At an opticians appointment last week, my eyesight registered as 3 out of 12 for visual acuity, for those who don’t know, between three and six out of…