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Uncovering Curiosities: Justin Kurzel’s MACBETH

Director Justin Kurzel’s 2015 screen adaptation of Macbeth is a luscious piece of cinematic grit. It’s a down-and-dirty version of Shakespeare’s tragedy but it’s a hollow film that unfortunately has had it’s heart ripped out through its [...]

September 30, 2021

Notebook Reviews: DEEP RISING

Stephen Sommers – 1998.  Writer/director Stephen Sommers delivers a gloriously wonderful B-movie in the shape of Deep Rising. Part Poseidon Adventure and part Aliens, Sommers’ film is an absolute hoot from start to finish. Treat [...]

September 29, 2021

Trailer & Poster: Paul Thomas Anderson’s LICORICE PIZZA

There’s certainly a lot to unpack in this first trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson‘s latest feature, Licorice Pizza. Set in the San Fernando Valley in 1973, the film stars Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman as Alana Kane and Gary Valentine, [...]

September 27, 2021

Notebook Reviews: HER ALIBI

Bruce Beresford – 1989. Bruce Beresford’s Her Alibi is an enjoyable comedy with a great big screen turn from Tom Selleck. The premise of a crime novelist getting romantically involved with a murder suspect (Paulina Porizkova) is an [...]

September 27, 2021

No Time To Die: Daniel Craig’s James Bond

In 2005, the Broccoli family decided not to renew Pierce Brosnan’s contract for a fifth film after 2002’s Die Another Day. Controversial choice Daniel Craig was hired to reboot the franchise (along with Goldeneye director Martin Campbell) [...]

September 26, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Brent Christy’s THE WARRANT

  The general belief is that the western is dead. Modern audiences haven’t embraced the genre in a long time and over the last decade or so there have been few big budget attempts at bringing the ‘Oater’ back to the masses. However, away [...]

September 25, 2021

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