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The Mighty George Lucas

Writer-director-producer George Lucas turned 77 years old on 14 May 2021.  Nobody has influenced cinema and popular culture over the last five decades quite like Lucas. THX 1138, American Graffiti, Star Wars and Indiana Jones have inspired [...]

May 14, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Willard Huyck’s HOWARD THE DUCK

Howard the Duck is an iconic film. The problem being that it is an iconic film for all the wrong reasons. Released in 1986, Howard (which is based on a 1970s Marvel Comic) had a huge budget, it was produced by Star Wars mastermind George Lucas and [...]

March 25, 2021

Notebook Reviews: TWO LANE BLACKTOP

Monte Hellman – 1971 Monte Hellman’s Two Lane Blacktop is a well-regraded cult film and while it’s not bad, the whole endeavour is very superficial. Hellman’s film looks great and the cast is intriguing  – [...]

October 2, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Federico Fellini’s I VITELLONI

Federico Fellini’s I Vitelloni is a comedy-drama which charts the lives of a group of 20-something friends in an Italian seaside town. Narrated by Franco Interlenghi’s Moraldo, the main focus of I Vitelloni is Franco Fabrizi’s [...]

September 7, 2020

Admitting When You’re Wrong – SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

I’ll throw my hands up and say that I didn’t think Solo: A Star Wars Story was a good idea. The way I looked at it, who wanted to see a Han Solo movie without Harrison Ford? Add some production squabbles and reshoots and it seemed like [...]

August 10, 2020

Where Were You In ’62?

George Lucas’ American Graffiti is cinematic perfection. The 1973 film, written by Lucas, Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck effectively created Hollywood’s fascination with nostalgia. Made for just $700,000, the film grossed a massive $115 [...]

April 30, 2020

Notebook Reviews: AMERICAN GRAFFITI

George Lucas – 1973  American Graffiti might just be George Lucas’ true masterpiece. A flawless teen comedy-drama, this 1973 film has it all (great script, acting sound and direction). This realistic interpretation of youth is wonderful [...]

April 17, 2020

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