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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

Notebook Reviews: FREQUENCY

Gregory Hoblit – 2000 It’s always great to see Dennis Quaid in a leading role – and Gregory Hoblit’s Frequency gives him a brilliant one (Jim Caviezel is also wonderful).  This is a unique film, but if you’re looking [...]

March 27, 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

Uncovering Curiosities: Tom Eberhardt’s NIGHT OF THE COMET

Night Of The Comet hits all the right notes as a post-apocalyptic-horror-comedy. It’s not the best cult film to come out of the ‘80s low-budget horror scene, but it gets marks for trying. Tom Eberhardt writes and directs with enough enthusiasm [...]

October 2, 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

Eric Stoltz As Marty McFly In BACK TO THE FUTURE

One of the great all-time casting switcheroos was when Michael J. Fox replaced Eric Stoltz a few weeks into the shoot of Robert Zemeckis‘ Back To The Future. This image shows Stoltz as Marty McFly alongside Christopher Lloyd‘s Doc [...]

April 18, 2020

Kathleen Kennedy To Receive The BAFTA Fellowship In 2020

Kathleen Kennedy is one of the most important figures in film over the last 40 years. Kennedy has worked on some of the most iconic, important and ground-breaking films over the last dour decades. In 1982 she co-founded Amblin Entertainment with [...]

December 7, 2019

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