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Notebook Reviews: DON JUAN DEMARCO

Jeremy Leven – 1995. Don Juan DeMarco is an enjoyable romantic comedy/drama from writer-director Jeremy Levin. The film has an intriguing premise and it features the captivating pairing of Johnny Depp and Marlon Brando. The former shows-off [...]

November 3, 2021

Notebook Reviews: SUPERMAN II

Richard Lester – 1980 Continuing the Man Of Steel‘s story from Richard Donner‘s brilliant original, Superman II isn’t quite as good as its predecessor – but it’s close. Very close. Gene Hackman and Christopher [...]

May 17, 2021

The Mighty Richard Donner

The mighty Richard Donner turned 91 years old on 24 April 2021. Donner is one of the all-time great Hollywood directors who cut his teeth in advertising and television, working on some of the most iconic shows of the 1960s and 1970s (The Twilight [...]

April 24, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE SCORE

Frank Oz – 2001 The Score sees a great cast heading-up an old-fashioned caper film from director Frank Oz. Young upstart Edward Norton steals the honours from acting greats Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando.  A slick and well made film, The [...]

February 27, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Michael Winner’s THE NIGHTCOMERS

A prequel of sorts to Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw, The Nightcomers is a sexually charged gothic thriller with Marlon Brando and Stephanie Beacham.This is the type of film which could only have come from director Michael Winner as it oozes [...]

December 22, 2020

Notebook Reviews: THE GODFATHER

Francis Ford Coppola – 1972 The Godfather is Francis Ford Coppola‘s epic masterpiece. Coppola’s 1972 adaptation of Mario Puzo’s novel is richly textured with top-notch acting from a brilliant cast (Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, [...]

November 6, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Richard Stanley’s HARDWARE

It’s hard to believe that Richard Stanley’s Hardware is celebrating its 25th anniversary. This science fiction horror marked Stanley’s directorial debut and it showed him to be a unique voice in the world of genre filmmaking.  Stanley was on [...]

October 16, 2020

Notebook Reviews: THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU

John Frankenheimer – 1996 Not as bad as the reviews suggest, The Doctor Of Island Moreau is a bizarre but entertaining adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel. Marlon Brando camps things up to great effect as the title character and Val Kilmer is [...]

September 12, 2020

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