kevin costner

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

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 [...]

June 21, 2021

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