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Notebook Reviews: PACIFIC HEIGHTS

John Schlesinger – 1990 Pacific Heights is a gripping psychological thriller from director John Schlesinger. Melanie Griffith and Matthew Modine are great as the young couple who buy a house and bring in tenants to help cover the bills. [...]

January 19, 2021

Joel Schumacher’s BATMAN

In 1995 Joel Schumacher took over the directing reins of the Batman franchise from Tim Burton for Batman Forever. Recasting Batman and replacing Michael Keatonwith the younger and more athletic Val Kilmer – this version of Batman was more [...]

January 17, 2021

Notebook Reviews: JACKIE BROWN

Quentin Tarantino – 1997 Although it’s not quite as good as Pulp Fiction (few films could be), Jackie Brown is brilliant piece of filmmaking from Quentin Tarantino. This Elmore Leonard adaptation is an engrossing, laid-back [...]

December 30, 2020

Notebook Reviews: SPEECHLESS

Ron Underwood – 1994 Speechless is a first-rate romantic comedy with great performances from Michael Keaton and Geena Davis (reuniting after Beetlejuice). The pair play bickering speech writers in opposing political parties. Everything about [...]

December 8, 2020

Top Christmas Movies: BATMAN RETURNS

Tim Burton’s 1992 caped crusader sequel is probably the best Batman flick ever made.  A German expressionist film with an $80 million budget, this dark tale of the Dark Knight is helped by its gloriously grim festive setting. Brilliant.  Burton [...]

December 3, 2020

Remembering The Great Harold Ramis

The great Harold Ramis would have been 76 years old on 21 November 2020. He passed away in 2014 at the age of 69 from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis. To many he will always be Egon Spengler in the Ghostbusters movies but to others he was a damn [...]

November 21, 2020

DUNE, THE BATMAN, THE FLASH & More Delayed By Warner Bros

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the theatrical landscape. Warner Bros. has now moved Denis Villeneuve’s Dune from 18 December 2020 to 1 October, 2021. That means that The Batman has now shifted from that date to 4 March 2022. This [...]

October 6, 2020

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