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Notebook Reviews: BIG FISH

Tim Burton – 2003 Big Fish is a gloriously wondrous piece of filmmaking from director Tim Burton. The fantasy-drama hits the mark in all the right places and the cast is excellent. Albert Finney and Billy Crudup are the standouts here – [...]

June 8, 2021

Notebook Reviews: BLACK HAWK DOWN

Ridley Scott – 2001 Black Hawk Down is one of Ridley Scott‘s finest films. This is a superbly constructed action picture which is wonderfully shot and edited to within an inch of its life.  The epic Jerry Bruckheimer production has a [...]

April 23, 2021

Notebook Reviews: MOULIN ROUGE!

Baz Luhrmann – 2001 Moulin Rouge! is a stylish and energetic musical from director Baz Luhrmann. The film features a punchy soundtrack and enthusiastic dance numbers, which sit alongside huge, impressively designed sets (the film looks [...]

March 9, 2021

Johnny Depp’s MORTDECAI Was Never Given A Chance

Johnny Depp’s performances have become synonymous with silly costumes and even sillier accents. Both of these affectations are present and correct in Mortdecai but they add to the 2015 film’s overall general over-the-top tone. David [...]

October 21, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Gavin O’Connor’s JANE GOT A GUN

The popularity for the western ebbs and flows and every time the genre looks ready to be put out to pasture, along comes a film which re-energises it and kicks-off a whole new spate of ‘oaters’. However, for every Dances With Wolves or True Grit [...]

September 21, 2020

Notebook Reviews: ROGUE TRADER

James Dearden – 1999 A surprisingly entertaining financial yarn based on the true-life story of banker Nick Leeson. At times Rogue Trader is a touch too technical, but Dearden creates some decent tension throughout. Ewan McGregor is solid and [...]

April 19, 2020

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