john wayne

Behind The Scenes: John Wayne On The Set Of BRANNIGAN

The great John Wayne was a little disappointed by the success of 1971’s Dirty Harry. After all, Wayne turned down the role which would go on to become one of cinema’s most iconic heroes and solidify Clint Eastwood’s screen stardom. By way [...]

November 25, 2021

Behind the Scenes: John Wayne On The Set Of TRUE GRIT

The great John Wayne won an Academy Award for his turn as Rooster Cogburn in 1969’s True Grit (it was the actor’s only Oscar win in his lengthy career). Based on the novel of the same name by Charles Portis, the western was directed by [...]

November 20, 2021

The Mighty Charlton Heston

The words icon and legend are bandied about a great deal in modern society. Most of the time they mean nothing or at the very least they are simple hyperbole. However, when these words are used to describe Charlton Heston they come across as an [...]

October 4, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Peter Sattler’s CAMP X-RAY

Camp X-Ray is a solid 2014 drama set within the confines of Guantanamo Bay, Kristen Stewart is the young soldier who strikes-up an unlikely relationship with one of the camp’s detainees (they can’t be called prisoner’s because they’d be [...]

September 4, 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

Notebook Reviews: THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD

George Stevens – 1965 Based on the international bestselling book (The Bible!), The Greatest Story Ever Told is a glorious retelling of the life of Jesus Christ from director George Stevens. This 1965 biblical epic is loaded with a stacked [...]

September 17, 2020

The John Wayne Legacy

Today John Wayne might be a controversial figure due to the woke world in which we live, but that hasn’t always been the case. ‘The Duke’ was possibly one of the most iconic actors of all-time – and Wayne’s lasting cinematic legacy [...]

August 17, 2020

John Carpenter’s ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13

Released in 1976, Assault On Precinct 13 was John Carpenter’s second feature film after the low budget science fiction film Dark Star. The film is a homage to the great Howard Hawks and it’s a riff’s on the director’s 1959 [...]

June 29, 2020

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