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Notebook Reviews: JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH

Henry Levin – 1959 This adaptation of Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth is an exceptional family adventure film. It really hits the spot.  Henry Levin directs with verve, creating a sense of wonder as an on-point  James [...]

July 9, 2024

Notebook Reviews: HEAVEN CAN WAIT

Warren Beatty and Buck Henry – 1978 Heaven Can Wait is an impressive comedy with yet another great performance from Warren Beatty. The film marks his first directing credit – and it’s a strong debut. The film is based on the [...]

July 28, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Carol Reed’s ODD MAN OUT

Carol Reed’s The Third Man is seen as his masterpiece, with Odd Man Out always coming second. However, this Belfast set thriller from 1947 is far from an ‘also ran’ – it’s visually impressive, filled with great performances and well [...]

April 27, 2021

Blu-ray Review: Carol Reed’s ODD MAN OUT

Carol Reed’s The Third Man is seen as his masterpiece, with Odd Man Out always coming second. However, this Belfast set thriller is far from an ‘also ran’; it’s visually impressive and filled with great performances – and it now looks [...]

August 2, 2012