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Uncovering Curiosities: Christian Sparkes’ HAMMER

Writer-director Christian Sparkes’ 2020 film, Hammer is an intriguing dramatic thriller which works well despite its limited scope. The film is anchored by a wonderfully rich performance by the great Will Patton, a long-standing supporting actor [...]

September 13, 2021

Brian De Palma – Master Of Suspense

The great Brian De Palma was born on 11 September 1940. He has always been a director that defies convention. He’s an outsider that managed to get into the Hollywood system and subvert it. In the early days his love of the thriller led to him [...]

September 11, 2021

Notebook Reviews: FACE/OFF

John Woo – 1997 Face/Off is a slick and thrilling sci-fi(sh) action film from the great John Woo. The film features wonderfully enthusiastic performances from the brilliant pairing of John Travolta and Nicolas Cage (although his haircut [...]

February 9, 2021

Notebook Reviews: BATTLEFIELD EARTH

Roger Christian – 2000 Battlefield Earth is not as bad as you have been led to believe. Having said that, it’s nothing to rave about either. The special effects are quite good and John Travolta has fun in an over-the-top/camp sort of way [...]

January 30, 2021

Notebook Reviews: SWORDFISH

Dominic Sena – 2001 Although somewhat disappointing considering the talent involved (John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Vinnie Jones and Sam Shepard, Dominic Sena and Joel Silver), Swordfish highlights that Jackman is a [...]

December 22, 2020

Notebook Reviews: BLOW OUT

Brian De Palma – 1981 Blow Out is a first rate thriller from the masterful Brian De Palma – it’s one of his best. John Travolta delivers a great performance as the movie sound man who thinks he has recorded a murder, while [...]

September 18, 2020

Notebook Reviews: A CIVIL ACTION

Steven Zaillian – 1998 Written and directed by Steven Zaillian (based on a book by Jonathan Harr), A Civil Action is slick and enjoyable legal drama starring John Travolta and and Robert Duvall.  Zaillian crafts some impressive atmosphere [...]

September 9, 2020

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