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Uncovering Curiosities: Kevin Greutert’s JACKALS

With an creepy opening ripped straight from John Carpenter’s Halloween (with a touch of Michael Mann’s Manhunter), Jackals gets off to a good start. This 2017 home invasion/siege movie gives you everything you could want from a genre film [...]

November 21, 2020

Notebook Reviews: NETWORK

Sidney Lumet – 1976 Sidney Lumet was one of the most important filmmakers of the 1970s and Network is one of his most important films. The television satire features some great scenes and a terrific cast: Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway, William [...]

November 21, 2020

Remembering The Great Harold Ramis

The great Harold Ramis would have been 76 years old on 21 November 2020. He passed away in 2014 at the age of 69 from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis. To many he will always be Egon Spengler in the Ghostbusters movies but to others he was a damn [...]

November 21, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Joe Dante’s MATINEE

Joe Dante films always have a tremendous mischievous streak running through them. 1993’s Matinee certainly has it, but it doesn’t have the same sense of the macabre that permeates films like Gremlins or The ‘burbs. That’s because Matinee is [...]

November 20, 2020

Notebook Reviews: HEAVEN’S BURNING

Craig Lahiff – 1997 Heaven’s Burning is a violent and darkly comic Australian road movie starring Russell Crowe. Craig Lahiff’s film has a Bonnie & Clyde meets Mad Max vibe and it is crammed full of bizarre characters and [...]

November 20, 2020

Notebook Reviews: RAVENOUS

Antonia Bird – 1999 A bizarre and darkly comic horror-western, Antonia Bird’s Ravenous is a uniquely entertaining slice of cinema. The film features some great set-pieces and the first hour is stunning – it loses some momentum [...]

November 18, 2020

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