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Notebook Reviews: THREE KINGS

David O. Russell – 1999. Director David O. Russell delivers as visceral and thought-provoking Gulf War movie in the shape of Three Kings. On the surface this is a war/heist film, but Russell’s film much more than that. The director gives [...]

September 16, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Walter Hill’s TRESPASS

In 1992 Walter Hill took a dusty old script written by Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis and transformed it into an action-packed contemporary version of The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre. That script was called The Looters, but a post Rodney King world [...]

August 12, 2021

Notebook Reviews: John Carpenter’s GHOSTS OF MARS

John Carpenter – 2001 Ghosts Of Mars might not be one of John Carpenter‘s best films – but its definitely far from the worst (I’m looking at you, Escape From New L.A.). This sci-fi seige movie is a semi-remake of the great [...]

March 22, 2021

David O. Russell’s THREE KINGS

Three Kings is a Gulf War action-comedy which pretty much set the pattern for George Clooney‘s career over the next two decades. It takes a commercial premise and skews it as an off-beat and political bender. Hard to believe that this was [...]

September 19, 2020

Woody Harrelson In The James Ellroy Penned RAMPART

Rampart, directed by Oren Moverman and starring Woody Harrelson opens in the UK tomorrow (24th February). Harrelson has had fantastic reviews for the film, which was written by crime novelist James Ellroy. Read the official synopsis below: [...]

February 23, 2012