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Notebook Reviews: BILLY BATHGATE

Robert Benton – 1991 Robert Benton’s Billy Bathgate was a huge bomb at the box office when it was released in 1991 – and it’s a massive clunker on a narrative level too. Admittedly it’s a very good looking movie – [...]

March 30, 2021

Notebook Reviews: BANDITS

Barry Levinson – 2001 Bandits is an enjoyable comedy from Barry Levinson, but it’s somehow lacking that magic spark to make it a truly great one. It’s a well made Hollywood production featuring good turns from Bruce Willis, Billy [...]

March 20, 2021

Yippee Ki-Yay Bruce Willis

The mighty Bruce Willis turned 66 years old on 19 March 2021.  Willis will always be remembered for the role of John McClane in the Die Hard franchise, but to many he will always be David Addison, the character he played in the ‘80s television [...]

March 19, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES

Brian De Palma – 1990 Movies In Focus has a pretty controversial take on this one: Brian De Palma‘s The Bonfire Of The Vanities is hugely underrated adaptation of Tom Wolfe‘s epic novel – and one of De Palma’s best [...]

March 17, 2021

Notebook Reviews: STRIKING DISTANCE

Rowdy Herrington – 1993 Striking Distance is an enjoyable enough, if unspectacular Bruce Willis vehicle. It lacks spark and the workman like direction and flat script don’t make for much excitement.  The film has a few good moments but [...]

February 21, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE LAST BOY SCOUT

Tony Scott – 1991 Tony Scott‘s The Last Boy Scout is a pure joy to watch. It’s a top-notch action-thriller featuring a firecracker of a script from Shane Black. Bruce Willis is at his wisecracking best and he makes a great pairing [...]

February 14, 2021

Top Christmas Movies: DIE HARD 2

If 1988’s Die Hard is a Christmas movie then Renny Harlin‘s 1990 follow-up is even more-so than John McTiernan’s original. Harlin’s film has snow and everything! Die Hard 2 isn’t Harlin’s only Christmas cracker, he [...]

December 12, 2020

Top Christmas Movies: DIE HARD

Is Die Hard a Christmas film? You bet your ass it is. Bruce Willis has never been better and Alan Rickman is outstanding in John McTiernan’s flawless 1988 actioner. Great script and flawless direction make this the greatest action film ever made. [...]

December 7, 2020

It Doesn’t Matter If DIE HARD Is A Christmas Movie!

Every year the argument rages to decide whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas movie. Bruce Willis believes that it isn’t, but there are others who feel that John McTiernan’s film sits alongside the likes of It’s A Wonderful Life [...]

November 25, 2020

Notebook Reviews: DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE

John McTiernan – 1995 Die Hard With A Vengeance is an enjoyable entry into the Die Hard franchise. John McTiernan‘s film sees Bruce Willis‘ John McClane taking on another member of the Gruber family – this time in the form of [...]

November 9, 2020

Notebook Reviews: MOONLIGHTING – The Pilot

Robert Butler – 1985 What can you say about this feature length pilot episode for the greatest television show of the 1980s? Bruce Willis was born to play wise-cracking Private Detective David Addison and he makes for a great foil against [...]

September 19, 2020

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