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Notebook Reviews: THE RAZOR’S EDGE

John Byrum – 1984 A passion project for star (and co-writer) Bill Murray, The Razor’s Edge is an adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham’s 1944 novel of the same name. John Byrum’s film is a disappointing melodrama that lacks any [...]

September 29, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Philippe Mora’s THE BEAST WITHIN

The Beast Within is a bizarro 1982 horror film that shows that sometimes Hollywood studios have the cajones to release crazy horror films. To be fair the studio was United Artists and they were probably too preoccupied with watching the budget well [...]

September 28, 2020

Notebook Reviews: LIVE AND LET DIE

Guy Hamilton – 1973 Live And Let Die is one of the best James Bond movies – and certainly the best (and first) of Roger Moore‘s run as Ian Fleming’s super spy. The story is a blast (if a little dated) and the set pieces make [...]

September 28, 2020

Warren Beatty & Jack Nicholson In Mike Nichols’ THE FORTUNE

The Fortune is a slapstick black comedy starring Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson as a pair of hapless conmen attempting to score cash from Stockard Channing’s heiress (amongst other things). The Mike Nichols directed film was unjustly panned on [...]

September 28, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Paul Schrader’s THE WALKER

Paul Schrader’s 2007 film, The Walker clearly shows the writer/director exorcising the demons of Exorcist: Dominion, by revisiting similar territory to his earlier film American Gigolo. Schrader delivers a thriller that delves into the darker side [...]

September 27, 2020

Notebook Reviews: THE MINUS MAN

Hampton Fancher – 1999 Based on the novel by Lew McCreary, The Minus Man was directed by Blade Runner screenwriter Hampton Fancher. It’s an odd little thriller where very little actually happens – but that’s not to say it [...]

September 27, 2020

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