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Uncovering Curiosities: John Spira’s ELSTREE 1976

Elstree 1976 isn’t a film about the making of Star Wars. John Spira’s 2015 documentary plays like a High School reunion film. It’s a look at the past and a catch-up with some of the supporting actors and extras who played a part in George [...]

April 4, 2021

Notebook Reviews: MYSTERIOUS ISLAND

Cy Endfield – 1961 Mysterious Island is a wonderful old-fashioned American Cvil War era adventure romp. This 1961 film’s stop motion effects are glorious – coming from the brilliant effects master, Ray Harryhausen.  All the [...]

April 4, 2021

Remembering Mel Gibson’s THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST

Mel Gibson’s The Passion Of The Christ is a powerful piece of cinema. It’s a breathtaking, bravura biblical epic which resonates on multiple levels.  The 2004 film is beautifully shot, well acted and the story is captivating. Mel [...]

April 2, 2021

Notebook Reviews: BLADE RUNNER

Ridley Scott – 1981 Ridley Scott‘s Blade Runner is a visually superb piece of science fiction. It looks stunning, but there’s an emotional void at the film’s core – something which might come from Philip K. [...]

April 2, 2021

Notebook Reviews: TOWN & COUNTRY

Peter Chelsom – 2001 Town & Country is a criminally under-rated movie which was over shadowed by its troubled production. This Warren Beatty led screwball comedy is great fun and the cast is wonderful – Beatty is joined by Diane [...]

April 1, 2021

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