mad max

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

Uncovering Curiosities: Ben Young’s HOUNDS OF LOVE

Maybe don’t think about the Kate Bush song. Having said that, 2016’s Hounds Of Love is a dark and violent Antipodean thriller that will probably send you Running Up That Hill, Breathing heavily and maybe screaming Babooshka! This pic [...]

June 5, 2021

Notebook Reviews: MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME

George Miller and George Ogilvie – 1985 Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome might not be as violent as its predecessors, but it does have a lot of charm. Funny and dangerous in equal measure, this once again delivers great cartoon-style action. The [...]

April 13, 2021

Notebook Reviews: HEAVEN’S BURNING

Craig Lahiff – 1997 Heaven’s Burning is a violent and darkly comic Australian road movie starring Russell Crowe. Craig Lahiff’s film has a Bonnie & Clyde meets Mad Max vibe and it is crammed full of bizarre characters and [...]

November 20, 2020

The Brutal Beauty Of Mel Gibson’s HACKSAW RIDGE

Mel Gibson is a director who has always been able to portray violence in an almost balletic fashion. Braveheart, The Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto all have sequences which are shot with a brutal beauty and Gibson’s 2016 film Hacksaw [...]

May 23, 2020

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