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Uncovering Curiosities: Ed Zwick’s DEFIANCE

There have been a slew of holocaust dramas over the years which attempt to show the Second World War from different cinematic perspectives. For 2008’s Defiance, director Ed Zwick decided to focus on Jewish refugees fighting for their [...]

September 20, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE PATRIOT

Roland Emmerich – 2000. Master of Disaster, Roland Emmerich goes for a serious change of pace with The Patriot. Yes, this is still a huge scale Hollywood blockbuster, but its worlds away from the likes of Stargate and Independence Day.  The [...]

September 12, 2021

Notebook Reviews: WE WERE SOLDIERS

Randall Wallace – 2002 Braveheart pair Mel Gibson and Randall Wallace re-team for We Were Soldiers, a true life Vietnam War drama. Wallace’s film is solid if a little unspectacular and it doesn’t quite deliver the emotional heft [...]

May 27, 2021

Danger Man: Remembering Patrick McGoohan

In the 1960s Patrick McGoohan starred as John Drake in Danger Man, and then as Number 6 in Danger Man’s unofficial spin-off The Prisoner, a surreal but iconic show that has gone down in cult-legend despite only lasting seventeen episodes. The [...]

October 17, 2020

The Brutal Beauty Of Mel Gibson’s HACKSAW RIDGE

Mel Gibson is a director who has always been able to portray violence in an almost balletic fashion. Braveheart, The Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto all have sequences which are shot with a brutal beauty and Gibson’s 2016 film Hacksaw [...]

May 23, 2020

Trailer & Poster: Angus Macfadyen Is ROBERT THE BRUCE

Robert The Bruce once again sees Angus Macfadyen play the historic Scottish nobleman. A sort of quasi-sequel to Mel Gibson’s Braveheart, Richard Gray’s film charts Robert The Bruce‘s continuous political battles against the English [...]

June 9, 2019

BRAVEHEART Battles

I don’t know how I missed it until now, but this David Poland interview with Mel Gibson has been online since January 2017. It’s fascinating stuff indeed. Gibson is obviously passionate about the filmmaking process (and all the pitfalls [...]

August 4, 2018

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