john frankenheimer

Uncovering Curiosities: Richard Stanley’s HARDWARE

It’s hard to believe that Richard Stanley’s Hardware is celebrating its 25th anniversary. This science fiction horror marked Stanley’s directorial debut and it showed him to be a unique voice in the world of genre filmmaking.  Stanley was on [...]

October 16, 2020

Notebook Reviews: THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU

John Frankenheimer – 1996 Not as bad as the reviews suggest, The Doctor Of Island Moreau is a bizarre but entertaining adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel. Marlon Brando camps things up to great effect as the title character and Val Kilmer is [...]

September 12, 2020

When Movies Go Wrong: THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU

HG Wells’ 1896 novel The Island Of Doctor Moreau was adapted for the screen for the troubled 1996 film starring Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer and David Thewlis. The now infamous film was originally set to be directed by Richard Stanley (Hardware) but [...]

May 23, 2020

Notebook Reviews: REINDEER GAMES/DECEPTION

John Frankenheimer – 2000  Okay, I prefer the title Reindeer Games  – I’ll get that out of the way from the get-go (Deception is so bland and generic). Director John Frankenheimer delivers an entertaining thriller that manages to be [...]

April 2, 2020