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Uncovering Curiosities: Stephen Frears’ THE PROGRAM

Stephen Frears’ The Program is an interesting look at the Lance Armstrong doping scandal. The film though is too lean to get into the nitty-gritty of the events and it comes across as very superficial. This is a shame, because Ben Foster’s [...]

February 23, 2021

Notebook Reviews: ALIEN RESURRECTION

Jean-Pierre Jeunet – 1997 Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Alien Resurrection is a solid entry into the Alien franchise. It’s better than Alien 3, but nowhere near as good as Alien or Aliens. The cast is good and they all do good work, but [...]

February 23, 2021

The Sundance Kid: Robert Redford

The mighty Robert Redford is one of the all-time great movie stars. He’s a politically active star, although one who has spent a lot of time carefully crafting his screen image and a wonderfully rich filmography since he big screen debut in the [...]

February 21, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Alan Alda’s SWEET LIBERTY

The great Alan Alda is a talented and interesting man. An actor, writer, director, comedian and novelist it would appear that there is nothing Alda can’t do. Alda has a slew of acting credits to his name, from Mash (the television show) to being a [...]

February 21, 2021

Notebook Reviews: STRIKING DISTANCE

Rowdy Herrington – 1993 Striking Distance is an enjoyable enough, if unspectacular Bruce Willis vehicle. It lacks spark and the workman like direction and flat script don’t make for much excitement.  The film has a few good moments but [...]

February 21, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: The Wachowski’s JUPITER ASCENDING

Jupiter Ascending is the Wachowskis’ best film since 1999’s The Matrix. The 2015 film may be over-stuffed with ideas and have enough plot to fill a trilogy but you can’t fault the spectacle that the siblings have put onscreen. The story is a [...]

February 20, 2021

Notebook Reviews: ERIN BROCKOVICH

Steven Soderbergh – 2000 The brilliant Steven Soderbergh takes what should have been a TV movie starring a former Charlie’s Angel star and turns it into an engrossing A-list feature. Erin Brockovich is a brilliant true-life tale of [...]

February 20, 2021

Zack Snyder’s JUSTICE LEAGUE Is Now A Global Event

Zack Snyder’s Justice League is going to go global. The DC Comics superhero team-up will be available worldwide in all markets day and date with the film when it makes its US debut on HBO Max on Thursday 18 March 2021. Snyder’s long [...]

February 20, 2021

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