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Notebook Reviews: ROMANCING THE STONE

Robert Zemeckis – 1984. Romancing The Stone is a rollicking good adventure movie with great turns from Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito. How often do you get three star-making performances in one movie? Originally seen as an [...]

January 16, 2022

Notebook Reviews: A PERFECT MURDER

Andrew Davis – 1998 A Perfect Murder is an enjoyable updating of Alfred Hitchcock‘s classic thriller, Dial M For Murder. Directed by Andrew Davis (The Fugitive), the film sees Michael Douglas in villain mode – and he’s [...]

July 13, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Jim Mickle’s COLD IN JULY

A grim, gritty and darkly comic thriller, Jim Mickle’s 2014 release Cold In July hits all the rights marks for delivering a thriller that goes against the mainstream grain. Michael C. Hall is the all-American family man who starts off a series of [...]

June 28, 2021

Notebook Reviews: DON’T SAY A WORD

Gary Fleder – 2001 Although it wasn’t a hit with the critics, I really enjoyed Gary Fleder’s Don’t Say A Word. It’s an entertaining thriller, featuring some strong visuals and a directorial skill which gives a lot to [...]

May 15, 2021

Notebook Reviews: DIAL M FOR MURDER

Alfred Hitchcock – 1954 The great Alfred Hitchcock‘s Dial M For Murder is a superb thriller which features a fantastic role for Ray Milland (Grace Kelly is also wonderful). The whole thing is pure tension, with event after event piled on [...]

January 23, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE GAME

David Fincher – 1997 Michael Douglas delivers a fine performance in this dark and twisty thriller from director David Fincher. Sean Penn gives good support, but his role is slight and he’s somewhat under-used.  As expected, [...]

December 7, 2020

Notebook Reviews: ONE NIGHT AT McCOOLS

Harald Zwart – 2001 One Night At McCools is a really bizarre little film with a great cast (Liv Tyler, Matt Dillon, Paul Reiser, John Goodman and Michael Douglas) and some very funny moments. A wonderful feel and a good pace keeps the energy [...]

October 20, 2020

Notebook Reviews: THE JEWEL OF THE NILE

Lewis Teague – 1985 The Jewel Of The Nile is an enjoyable follow-up to 1984’s Romancing The Stone. It might not be as good as Robert Zemeckis’ original, but it still has a lot of charm. The script features some witty lines and the [...]

October 10, 2020

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