michael keaton

Uncovering Curiosities: Joseph Ruben’s PENTHOUSE NORTH

Actors don’t get any better than Michael Keaton – they really don’t. Keaton doesn’t work nearly enough and it is always welcome to see him on screen. He gets the lead role in director Joseph Ruben’s 2013 thriller Penthouse [...]

April 17, 2021

Notebook Reviews: CLEAN AND SOBER

Glenn Gordon Caron – 1988[ usr 4 text=”false”] Moonlighting creator Glenn Gordon Caron and star Michael Keaton go for a serious change of pace with Clean And Sober. This is a fantastic drama that features a brilliant performance [...]

March 16, 2021

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

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