Dom Holder

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Favorite films

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Forrest Gump
  • Return of the Jedi
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Recent activity

  • A Christmas Carol


  • Aliens


  • Let's Stick Together


  • Jingle All the Way

Pinned reviews

  • SpaceCamp




    I have decided that it might be fun to revisit some of the films that I used to watch regularly when I was a kid to see if they still hold up today. Space Camp was one such film, when my family got their first video player in 1987, it was one of those films, along with Short Circuit, Vice Versa, Flight of the Navigator etc that the patrons of Global Video used to regularly fight over.…

  • The Fabelmans

    The Fabelmans


    Steven Spielberg's 34th theatrical release is part family melodrama, part love letter to cinema. What it definitely is, is 100% the most personal film Spielberg has ever made.

    I always feel I need to be really careful when reviewing Spielberg films, as I make no secret of my adoration of the man's work, and a new film by him is more exciting to me than any Christmas Day could hope to be. Therefore, I feel a sense of responsibility to…

Recent reviews

  • A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol


    I make no secret of the fact that Dickens' A Christmas Carol is my favourite story, and can quite happily get stuck into an adaptation at the height of Summer not just at Christmas.

    There are dozens of adaptations to choose from and, from the ones I have seen, they all stick fairly faithfully to the original text, each one adding its own little tweak to proceedings.

    This "made for TV" version starring Patrick Stewart as the cantankerous old miser…

  • Aliens



    Welcome to the Sunday Wellbeing Cinema Club

    A weekly film of my choice that celebrates the Wellbeing benefits of cinema

    Please note: I am going early this week as I am out tonight.

    Wellbeing film #3 Aliens 1986

    First watched: On ITV in the early 90s


    It is important to remember that an individual's Wellbeing can take on many different forms. From a Cinematic point of view, it doesn't always require our heroes riding off into a triumphant sunset…

Popular reviews

  • Oppenheimer



    I believe that there are 3 main objectives for Cinema from an audience point of view, a) to entertain, b) to mesmerise and c) to allow storytellers the largest canvas possible to tell their stories. I believe that Christopher Nolan fully understands this and continues to deliver landmark examples of all three.

    I have to admit, Oppenheimer wasn't quite the film I was expecting, focussing mainly on the man himself as opposed to his "achievements". In many ways, it reminded…

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick


    Every now and again, I see a film that reinforces my 40+year addiction to Cinema. I can still remember clear as day the moment it started when as a 4-year-old in a fleapit of a Cinema in Bolton I saw the Imperial Star Destroyer emerge from behind me to cover the whole screen in hot pursuit of Tantive IV at the start of Star Wars. Life-changing moment and the addiction has never dimmed. Follow this up with the first time…