john wayne

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

Blu-ray Review: Do Not Forsake Classic Western HIGH NOON

With one of the greatest opening sequences in film history, High Noon kicks-off in an outstanding fashion and this 1952 film just gets better and better as it builds towards its climax. Director Alfred Zinnemann delivers one of the great westerns [...]

October 5, 2019

Blu-ray Review: John Wayne In Howard Hawks’ RED RIVER

Howard Hawks westerns are always about men. They deal with the complex relationship between them and how they exist in a world of difficulties. Red River is no different; it’s a sprawling epic tale starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clift that [...]

October 12, 2013

Top 10 Movie Stars Of All Time

There is a difference between what makes a great movie star and what makes a great actor. While the stars on this list are undoubtedly good actors, they have a something extra which makes them great movie stars. Therefore, wonderful actors like Gene [...]

September 1, 2012

John Carpenter: An Introduction

Here’s a bit of a rundown on some John Carpenter films. He’s a masterful director who seems to have fallen off the radar in recent years. I am, and always be a fan. Carpenter is a true cinematic great who has been overlooked by Hollywood [...]

May 29, 2012