kurt russell

Notebook Reviews: SOLDIER

  Paul W. S. Anderson – 1998 Paul W. S. Anderson’s Soldier might be flawed, but it’s an under-seen gem of a science fiction action movie. Kurt Russell is exceptional in a near dialogue-free role which relies heavily on his [...]

July 26, 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

Uncovering Curiosities: Joel Edgerton’s THE GIFT

Joel Edgerton made his directorial debut with 2015’s The Gift, a thriller that is very much in the vein of the dramatic thrillers of the 1980s and 1990s (it has shades of the 1992 Kurt Russell/ Ray Liotta thriller Unlawful Entry). The Gift [...]

July 14, 2021

Notebook Reviews: ELVIS – THE MOVIE

John Carpenter – 1979 Elvis is an exceptionally well-made TV movie from John Carpenter. This is a serious change of pace for the horror director, but he shows a deft touch in delivering an impressive musical biopic. Carpenter regular, Kurt [...]

July 7, 2021

Notebook Reviews: EXECUTIVE DECISION

Stuart Baird – 1996 Editor-turned-director, Stuart Baird makes a strong debut with Executive Decision. This plane set action-thriller has some good tension and it features an eclectic cast – Kurt Russell, Steven Seagal, Halle Berry, [...]

July 1, 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

Notebook Reviews: VANILLA SKY

Cameron Crowe – 2001 Writer/director Cameron Crowe‘s Vanilla Sky is a masterpiece. Crowe’s ‘cover version’ of Alejandro Amenábar’s Open Your Eyes is a glossy and surreal romantic-drama-sci-fi-thriller. Tom [...]

April 28, 2021

The Mighty Kurt Russell

The mighty Kurt Russell turned 70 years old on 17 March 2021. The iconic actor has had a long and varied career, starring in a variety of beloved cult classics and out-right global blockbusters. Russell brings a laid-back, blue-collar vibe to his [...]

March 17, 2021

Notebook Reviews: OVERBOARD

Garry Marshall – 1987 It’s almost impossible to give Overboard a bad review because it’s just so much fun. It’s immensely silly, but real-life couple Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell make the comedy work (they’re always [...]

November 30, 2020

Notebook Reviews: THE MEAN SEASON

Phillip Borsos – 1985 The Mean Season is a wildly under-rated (and largely forgotten) thriller starring Kurt Russell alongside an impressive supporting cast (Mariel Hemingway, Richard Jordan, Richard Masur, Joey Pantoliano and Andy García). [...]

November 17, 2020

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