Notebook Reviews

Notebook Reviews: UNBREAKABLE

M. Night Shyamalan – 2000  Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan follows-up his masterful 1999 release The Sixth Sense with another first rate film. Unbreakable has a great cast and a great script, which make this an unmissable piece of [...]

April 3, 2020

Notebook Reviews: REINDEER GAMES/DECEPTION

John Frankenheimer – 2000  Okay, I prefer the title Reindeer Games  – I’ll get that out of the way from the get-go (Deception is so bland and generic). Director John Frankenheimer delivers an entertaining thriller that manages to be [...]

April 2, 2020

Notebook Reviews: UNLAWFUL ENTRY

Jonathan Kaplan – 1992  Unlawful Entry is a slick little thriller from 1992, which has Kurt Russell doing what he does best – playing the everyman battling the odds alongside his wife (Madeleine Stowe) . Here he’s pitted against Ray [...]

April 1, 2020

Notebook Reviews: THE SPANISH PRISONER

David Mamet – 1997 Written and directed by wordsmith extraordinaire David Mamet, The Spanish Prisoner is a clever and enjoyable thriller. The film’s climax is a tad contrived but there’s much to enjoy here. Campbell Scott is solid [...]

March 31, 2020

Notebook Reviews: MISTER JOHNSON

Bruce Beresford – 1991 Mister Johnson is a witty and entertaining tale from Australian director Bruce Beresford. The film features great acting from first-timer Maynard Eziashi who stars alongside Pierce Brosnan and Edward Woodward. The [...]

March 28, 2020

Notebook Reviews: HALLOWEEN H20: 20 YEARS LATER

Steve Miner – 1998 Halloween H20: 20 Years Later is the seventh entry in the Halloween franchise. Steve Miner’s film lacks the suspense of John Carpenter‘s 1978 original, but it’s good to see Jamie Lee Curtis back as Laurie [...]

March 27, 2020