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Remembering The Great Harold Ramis

The great Harold Ramis would have been 77 years old on 21 November 2021. He passed away on  the 24 February, 2014 at the age of 69 from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis. To many he will always be Egon Spengler in the Ghostbusters movies but to [...]

November 21, 2021

Notebook Reviews: HIGH FIDELITY

Stephen Frears – 2000. Stephen Frears‘ adaptation of Nick Hornby‘s novel, High Fidelity hits all the right notes. The John Cusack starring rom-com features a killer soundtrack and the story works on just about every level (the [...]

September 25, 2021

Notebook Reviews: SHADOWS AND FOG

Woody Allen – 1991 Shadows And Fog is a bizarre but entertaining effort from Woody Allen that features an excellent cast: Allen, Mia Farrow, John Malkovich, John Cusack, Jodie Foster and Madonna amongst others.   It’s very off-beat, but [...]

May 6, 2021

Notebook Reviews: SERENDIPITY

Peter Chelsom – 2001 Serendipity is a clichéd, but fun romantic comedy from Town & Country director Peter Chelsom. Chelsom’s film features yet another winning turn from John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale also impresses as his romantic [...]

April 27, 2021

Notebook Reviews: AMERICA’S SWEETHEARTS

Joe Roth – 2001 A first-rate cast (Julia Roberts, John Cusack, Billy Crystal, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Hank Azaria, Stanley Tucci, Seth Green, Alan Arkin and Christopher Walken!) head-up this enjoyable, if uninspired romantic comedy. Cusack is [...]

March 5, 2021

Remembering Stephen Frears’ THE GRIFTERS

Director Stephen Frears’ The Grifters is an exceptional noir, based on Jim Thompson’s hard-boiled 1963 novel. John Cusack, Anjelica Huston and Annette Bening star in this stylish thriller which hits all the right notes (they might even give [...]

March 3, 2021

Bruce Springsteen’s Cinema

The mighty Bruce Springsteen is an American legend. He’s sort of like the musical equivalent of John Wayne or Clint Eastwood, a strong presence who delivers a quintessential view of the United States. Springsteen has always been a huge [...]

February 8, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Eugenio Mira’s GRAND PIANO

Grand Piano plays like a homage to the work of Brian De Palma, the heir to Alfred Hitchcock’s edge of seat palm-sweaters. Eugenio Mira’s 2013 thriller sees pianist Tom Selznick (Elijah Wood) return to performing for the first time in five years [...]

December 29, 2020

Notebook Reviews: PUSHING TIN

Mike Newell – 1999 The ever-reliable John Cusack stars in this witty black comedy from director Mike Newell. Pushing Tin features some great performance and it has some truly hilarious moments. Billy Bob Thornton is good as the psycho air [...]

October 8, 2020

Making A Female Version Of HIGH FIDELITY Is A Terrible Idea

What came first – the news of the all-female High Fidelity reboot or the misery? High Fidelity really doesn’t need to be remade from a woman’s perspective. Stephen Frear’s film (and source material by Nick Hornby) was perfectly good from a [...]

April 7, 2018

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