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Notebook Reviews: THE CONVERSATION

Francis Ford Coppola – 1974. Written, produced, and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, The Conversation is a wonderfully paced dramatic thriller. Gene Hackman is excellent as always the surveillance who believes that one of his subjects might [...]

October 17, 2021

Notebook Reviews: ENEMY OF THE STATE

Tony Scott – 1998 Enemy Of The State sees Tony Scott directing Will Smith and Gene Hackman in this hugely entertaining paranoia thriller. Scott shoots with his usual visual fervour, giving this festive action film some incredible energy and a [...]

September 14, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Francis Ford Coppola’s TWIXT

The great Francis Ford Coppola and Val Kilmer teamed for the 2012 murder mystery, Twixt. The film may be more of a digital video experiment than a movie but it does feature a great performance from Kilmer and a kooky supporting role for Bruce Dern. [...]

May 28, 2021

Behind The Scenes: Ben Affleck Directing LIVE BY NIGHT

2016’s Live By Night is a luscious and luminous film. It features some beautiful production design and costumes, creating a vibrant world that echoes nearly a century of wonderful gangster movies. Ben Affleck’s adaptation of Dennis [...]

November 30, 2020

Notebook Reviews: THE GODFATHER

Francis Ford Coppola – 1972 The Godfather is Francis Ford Coppola‘s epic masterpiece. Coppola’s 1972 adaptation of Mario Puzo’s novel is richly textured with top-notch acting from a brilliant cast (Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, [...]

November 6, 2020

MOST Comic Book Superhero Movies Aren’t Cinema

There’s currently a war raging.  There are those who believe that comic book superhero movies aren’t cinema in the truest sense of the word and there are those who believe these movies are wonderful examples of what the art of the [...]

November 13, 2019

Robert Evans Has Died

The mighty Robert Evans has passed away at the age of 89. Evans was the actor turned studio-exec-turned movie producer. Evans was behind a ridiculous amount of classic films including: Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, Rosemary’s Baby, [...]

October 29, 2019