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ARTHUR C. CLARKE’S MYSTERIOUS WORLD

Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World is a documentary series that delves into our “mysterious world”, or to put it simply Arthur C. Clarke looks at strange phenomena that we find it difficult to understand. Originally shown on ITV in 1980, this [...]

October 22, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Jerzy Skolimowski’s THE SHOUT

This 1978 British film directed by Jerzy Skolimowski stars the wonderful Alan Bates, John Hurt, Susannah York and Tim Curry. The film sounds like an episode of The Twilight Zone (but it’s so much more); on a summers afternoon a group of villagers [...]

October 22, 2020

Notebook Reviews: BREAKDOWN

Jonathon Mostow – 1997  Breakdown is a nightmarish suspense thriller that builds brilliant tension throughout. Kurt Russell excels as the desperate everyman trying to find his missing wife. Director Jonathan Mostow‘s film has shades of [...]

October 22, 2020

Review: ACCION MUTANTE Is Like Mission: Impossible On Acid

Action Mutante is a rip- roaring action-adventure comedy-sci-fi film. It’s also bizarre, but I’ll get to that later. Directed by Alex De La Iglesia and produced by Pedro Almodovar, this Spanish language 1993 release is a totally unique [...]

October 22, 2020

Full Trailer For David Fincher’s MANK

We all know that David Fincher‘s Mank is going to top tier stuff. That’s to be expected from a master craftsman like Fincher. The film about the writing of Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane has also had a great marketing campaign by [...]

October 22, 2020

Just One More Thing: The Genius Of COLUMBO

Columbo – the name conjures up images of Peter Falk in his beige trench coat as he solves crime in the City of Angels. The show is probably one of the most iconic and beloved television shows of all time and it’s easy to see why.  The set [...]

October 21, 2020

Johnny Depp’s MORTDECAI Was Never Given A Chance

Johnny Depp’s performances have become synonymous with silly costumes and even sillier accents. Both of these affectations are present and correct in Mortdecai but they add to the 2015 film’s overall general over-the-top tone. David [...]

October 21, 2020

Notebook Reviews: ONE NIGHT AT McCOOLS

Harald Zwart – 2001 One Night At McCools is a really bizarre little film with a great cast (Liv Tyler, Matt Dillon, Paul Reiser, John Goodman and Michael Douglas) and some very funny moments. A wonderful feel and a good pace keeps the energy [...]

October 20, 2020

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