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Notebook Reviews: AMERICAN BEAUTY

Sam Mendes – 1999 Sam Mendes’ American Beauty is a film which improves with each viewing. The satire has a great Academy Award winning performance from Kevin Spacey at the centre of it  (edit: are we allowed to still say that?). The [...]

January 21, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Aaron Harvey’s THE NEIGHBOUR 

A slow burning domestic thriller, Aaron Harvey’s The Neighbour (also known as The Neighbor and Last Days Of Summer) is a tense little movie with a captivating central performance from William Fichtner. It’s not one for the ADD crowd, but [...]

January 20, 2021

Notebook Reviews: SPARTACUS

Stanley Kubrick – 1960 Stanley Kubrick‘s Spartacus is a first-rate epic which is filled with some great visuals and strong performances. This is truly filmmaking on an epic scale and one of the finest in a genre filled with greats.  The [...]

January 20, 2021

Alan Parker’s THE COMMITMENTS At 30

Alan Parker’s The Commitments might be 30 years old but the film still packs the same mighty punch that it did when it was first released in 1991. Based on Roddy Doyle’s book of the same name, there’s a wit and energy to Parker’s film [...]

January 19, 2021

Notebook Reviews: PACIFIC HEIGHTS

John Schlesinger – 1990 Pacific Heights is a gripping psychological thriller from director John Schlesinger. Melanie Griffith and Matthew Modine are great as the young couple who buy a house and bring in tenants to help cover the bills. [...]

January 19, 2021

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