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Notebook Reviews: MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME

George Miller and George Ogilvie – 1985 Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome might not be as violent as its predecessors, but it does have a lot of charm. Funny and dangerous in equal measure, this once again delivers great cartoon-style action. The [...]

April 13, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Joe Dante’s THE HOWLING

1981 was a wonderful year for werewolf films. The year saw the release of John Landis’ An American Werewolf In London, Michael Wadleigh’s Wolfen and Joe Dante’s The Howling. Landis’ film was the bigger hit of the three and Wolfen has [...]

April 9, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: David Michôd’s ANIMAL KINGDOM

David Michôd’s 2010 film Animal Kingdom is a multi-layered tale which follows a Melbourne crime family – the Cody’s led by Jackie Weaver’s matriarch “Smurf”. Loosely based on the Pettingill family, who took on the Melbourne police in [...]

April 5, 2021

Notebook Reviews: JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS

Don Chaffey – 1963 Jason And The Argonauts is one of the great Ray Harryhausen‘s finest films. This Don Chaffey directed adventure is a timeless classic with superb special effects and wonderful action set pieces. The film’s [...]

April 5, 2021

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