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Remembering The Great Tony Scott

Director Tony Scott was born on June 21st 1944. He followed in the footsteps of his older brother, director Ridley Scott, by attending Art College. He then made his way into the advertising industry, working for his brother’s company, Ridley [...]

August 19, 2022

The Genius Of Bill Paxton

The great Bill Paxton was a pleasure to watch. Paxton was an actor who straddled the line between leading man and character actor and he was adept at comedy and drama, starring in movies and TV shows, in roles small and large. I went through a [...]

February 25, 2022

Kevin Costner To Star In & Direct The Western HORIZON

It looks like the great Kevin Costner is going to use the massive success of television’s Yellowstone to get a long-gestating passion project off the ground. Costner has announced that he’ll direct, star in, produce and finance the [...]

January 29, 2022

Kevin Costner – The Last Of The Hollywood Cowboys

Born on the 18 January, 1955, Kevin Costner was an avid film fan who up in California. Fascinated by epic westerns such as Red River and How the West Was Won, he dreamed of being cowboy (a dream that would be fulfilled many years later). Following [...]

January 18, 2022

Remembering The Great Alan Rickman

The great Alan Rickman made movies better. No matter the film, no matter the role, Rickman delivered on a level that only the best actors can. He was able to cover a multitude of colours in every performance and he could move from evil to charming [...]

January 14, 2022

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: FOR LOVE OF THE GAME

Sam Raimi – 1999 For Love Of The Game is a major change of pace for horror director Sam Raimi. This baseball drama sees Kevin Costner excel as the ageing player forced to chose between his love for his girlfriend (Kelly Preston) and his love [...]

August 19, 2021

Remembering Kevin Costner’s WATERWORLD

Waterworld is often seen as one of Hollywood’s legendary bombs (even though it actually made money). The Kevin Reynolds directed release had a production budget of $175 million and took another $50 million to market. It grossed over $264 million [...]

July 28, 2021

Notebook Reviews: TIN CUP

Ron Shelton – 1996 Director Ron Shelton delivers a great sporting comedy with Tin Cup. The film features a wonderful turn by Kevin Costner – who is at his most likeable and charismatic. Shelton’s film has an incredible supporting [...]

July 21, 2021

Notebook Reviews: WYATT EARP

Lawrence Kasdan – 1993 Directed, produced and co-written by Lawrence Kasdan, Wyatt Earp is a great looking historical epic. However, this western just doesn’t work despite a lot of great elements. It’s not bad, it’s just [...]

July 16, 2021

Notebook Reviews: DANCES WITH WOLVES

Kevin Costner – 1991 Unfairly mocked in the lead-up to it’s release, Kevin Costner‘s multi Oscar-winning epic still stands the test of time after all these years. Dances With Wolves is still perfect in every way. The performances [...]

June 3, 2021

Notebook Reviews: 3000 MILES TO GRACELAND

Demian Lichtenstein – 2001 What a concept. What a cast. What a bizarre film! Surreal, funky and very violent – 3000 Miles To Graceland is one of the most off-beat mainstream films to hit the screen – is it any wonder it tanked at [...]

May 28, 2021

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