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Notebook Reviews: THE GRADUATE

Mike Nichols – 1967. A cinematic game-changer when it was first released in 1967, Mike Nichols‘ The Graduate still impresses after all these years. Sure, it’s dated a little but the film’s core message still rings true. [...]

January 5, 2022

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT: Being Boba Fett Featurette

The first episode of The Book of Boba Fett was successful in bringing back the iconic Star Wars character after his apparent death in the belly of Sarlacc. Actor Temuera Morrison reprises his role from George Lucas’ prequel films, and the [...]

December 31, 2021

Notebook Reviews: COUSINS

Joel Schumacher – 1989. Joel Schumacher directs this enjoyable romantic comedy starring Ted Danson, Isabella Rossellini, Sean Young and William Petersen. Danson is particular is a standout in a role which is quite different from his Cheers [...]

December 31, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Ben Wheatley’s FREE FIRE

  Ben Wheatley’s 2016 film, Free Fire is a black comedy action film and an energetic piece of high-octane cinematic acid jazz. It’s a tightly scripted, smartly executed, perfectly cast actioner that’s as witty as it is violent. This is [...]

December 29, 2021

Notebook Reviews: SPHERE

Barry Levinson – 1998. Sphere is an under-appreciated, but enjoyable science fiction film from director Barry Levinson. The first 3/4 of this big screen adaptation of Michael Crichton‘s novel is great stuff, but the film literally loses [...]

December 29, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Ben Affleck’s LIVE BY NIGHT

Ben Affleck’s gangster film, Live By Night was hugely under-appreciated when it was released back in 2016. For some strange reason Live By Night was shunned by critics and audiences alike when it opened on the big screen. Maybe it was some [...]

December 27, 2021

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