“You must let her decide our fate. She must have the choice!”


“If they can’t understand ya, then they’re not listening. And that’s their problem.”

Marry Me

“If you sit in the question, the answer will find you.”

The Power Of The Dog

“For what kind of man would I be if I did not help my mother? If I did not save her?”

Licorice Pizza

I’m not going to forget you. Just like you’re not going to forget me.

Don’t Look Up

“You guys, the truth is way more depressing. They are not even smart enough to be as evil as you’re giving them credit for.”

Night Teeth

What would you do if you knew tonight was your last night on Earth?

tick, tick… BOOM!

“Everything you are about to see is true… except for the parts Jonathan made up.”

It’s Time To Retire The Wilhelm Scream

You’ve definitely heard it before, but what is the Wilhelm Scream, and why does Dave hate it so much? Delve into the brief history of cinema’s most notorious sound effect.

The Harder They Fall

“How long you been alive in this country? A rock and a hard place is what we call Monday.”

Jungle Cruise

“If you’re lucky enough to have one person in this life to care about, then that’s world enough for me.”


We’re not just protecting what we have, but all that could be and everything that should be.

Spider-Man: No Way Home

You have a gift. You have power. And with great power… there must also come great responsibility.

Last Night In Soho

“This is London. Someone has died in every room, in every building, and on every street corner in this city.”

Sonic The Hedgehog

“I wouldn’t call it spying. We were all hanging out, and no-one knew I was there.”


“We have loved these people since the day we arrived. When you love something, you protect it.”

Red Notice

“It doesn’t matter what you do; what only matters is what they think you’ve done.”

Dune: Part One

“Dreams make good stories, but everything important happens when we’re awake.”


“Co-operate, and you just might survive. That is the deal.”

Army Of The Dead

‘It is by going down into the abyss where we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.’


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Dave McGuckin is a theatre graduate, bar manager, former comedian and eternal film lover from Northern Ireland, now living in Canada. He began writing film reviews in 2016 for The Grade and then Great Central, both based in Leicester, England.

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