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Notebook Reviews: JAWS

Steven Spielberg – 1975. I don’t care what you say, but I believe that Jaws is Steven Spielberg’s greatest cinematic achievement. Spielberg’s film works on every level – as a horror movie, a drama and as an adventure [...]

October 14, 2021

The Great Leonard Cohen

The great Leonard Cohen was a novelist, poet, actor, artist, singer, songwriter and a gentleman. He created a body of work that that will be forever cherished and prized amongst those who admire him. Cohen had a respectability that few could match [...]

September 21, 2021

Notebook Reviews: OUT OF SIGHT

Steven Soderbergh – 1998. Out Of Sight is as slick and fun crime film from director Steven Soderbergh. If you need an example of a movie in which all the elements come together in a perfect way, then this is it. The direction is superb, the [...]

September 20, 2021

Notebook Reviews: ELVIS – THE MOVIE

John Carpenter – 1979 Elvis is an exceptionally well-made TV movie from John Carpenter. This is a serious change of pace for the horror director, but he shows a deft touch in delivering an impressive musical biopic. Carpenter regular, Kurt [...]

July 7, 2021

Notebook Reviews: ARMAGEDDON

  Michael Bay – 1998 Michael Bay‘s Armageddon is totally preposterous – but it’s great fun. You need to embrace the concept or you’ll never enjoy this Jerry Bruckheimer produced disaster movie. This oil-riggers on an [...]

June 28, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Neil Young’s CSNY/Déjà Vu

CSNY/Déjà Vu is a 2008 documentary directed by Neil Young (under the pseudonym Bernard Shakey). It’s an exceptional piece of filmmaking which is not only about the war in Iraq (which was raging at the time) and the then political climate, [...]

June 24, 2021

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