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About OGR

While I try to throw a joke or two into proceedings when I can all of the opinions presented in my reviews are genuine. I don't expect that all will agree with my thoughts at all times nor would it be any fun if you did, so don't be shy in telling me where you think I went wrong... and hopefully if you think I got it right for once. Don't be shy, half the fun is in the conversation after the movie.

La Bamba (Review)

It must be hard to make a ‘life story’ film for someone who dies so very young. While Valens crammed much into his 17 years as the film opens he is already nearing his rise to short lived stardom. In … Continue reading

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Review)

It’s a Bad City. A working class area. People walk in straight lines to their destination, rarely looking up and never taking time to smell the roses. At night others emerge to steal the night. Some would do favours. Some … Continue reading

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Extreme Prejudice (Review)

Two young boys grew up in a US/Mexico border town. One embraced law and order and became the town’s tough-but-fair sheriff Jack (Nick Nolte). The other was Cash (Powers Boothe), who chased fast money and power and became a drug … Continue reading

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High Rise (Review)

How will polite society react when society is no longer polite? It takes a lot to convince a man who has spent hundreds of thousands of hard earned dollars that he has been ‘dudded’. For Brian surgeon Dr Robert Laing … Continue reading

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The Final Girls (Review)

They are a cult. Every so often they gather to revisit the glorious grainy footage of the inadvertently hilarious and altogether cheesy slasher film Camp Bloodbath. So I guess they’re not a cult in the evil way, more a nerdy … Continue reading

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Basic Instinct (Review)

A curvy naked blonde sits atop a horizontal man. She thrashes, first sexually, then with great violence. The once beneficiary turns victim. The tone is set. Nick Curran (Michael Douglas) is the cop with the temper and a checkered past. … Continue reading

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Imperium (Review)

Here is a film that is not as powerful as the emotions it elicits – though it is actually quite well made and effective in its own way – and unfortunately a film becoming more relevant by the day. Nate … Continue reading

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Spy Game (Review)

Spy Game is one of those films that leave you wondering if the FBI and CIA are a bunch of guys having all manner of fun dealing with life and death situations each day, instead of a bunch of suit … Continue reading

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The Keep (Review)

I only wish I could tell you what this is all about. Set in Nazi occupied Romania in World War 2, The Keep is an imposing stone structure that instantly catches the eye of the invading Nazi troops, both as … Continue reading

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The Shining (Review)

Look I’ve tried. I have watched The Shining probably five times in twenty years. I have never gotten it. Even before The Simpsons and Family Guy lampooned it 137 times it didn’t wow me. Even before ‘redruM’, the gushing elevator, … Continue reading

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