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Peter Bogdanovich Dies At The Age Of 82

The great Peter Bogdanovich has died at his Los Angeles home at the age of 82. In a career that included such greats as Targets, The Last Picture Show and What’s Up Doc and Paper Moon, Bogdanovich’s career was the connective tissue between [...]

January 6, 2022

Book Review: FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO GRINDHOUSE MOVIES

FrightFest and FAB Press have published the FrightFest Guide To Grindhouse Movies, the fifth in a series of books which dive into head-first into the world of genre cinema. Following on from the success of the FrightFest Guide To Exploitation [...]

October 7, 2021

The Mighty Charlton Heston

The words icon and legend are bandied about a great deal in modern society. Most of the time they mean nothing or at the very least they are simple hyperbole. However, when these words are used to describe Charlton Heston they come across as an [...]

October 4, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Orson Welles’ THE IMMORTAL STORY

Based on Isak Dinesen’s tale, Orson Welles’ The Immortal Story is a tense Tales Of The Unexpected-style drama which sees Jeanne Moreau star as a woman hired to sleep with a sailor in order to satisfy the whim of a rich shipping merchant. Shot in [...]

March 27, 2021

Zack Snyder’s JUSTICE LEAGUE Gets Justice For Filmmakers

The history of Hollywood is littered with people who have been chewed up and spit out by the dream factory. Films have been written, shot and edited, only to have the wonderful minds behind them cut out of the final stages. Heck, directors have even [...]

February 5, 2021

Full Trailer For David Fincher’s MANK

We all know that David Fincher‘s Mank is going to top tier stuff. That’s to be expected from a master craftsman like Fincher. The film about the writing of Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane has also had a great marketing campaign by [...]

October 22, 2020

Glorious Teaser Trailer For David Fincher’s MANK

The colour, the textures – you can tell that the mighty David Fincher has gone all-out in recreating the feel of classic movies for Mank.  The film follows Gary Oldman‘s Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Orson [...]

October 8, 2020

Notebook Reviews: TOUCH OF EVIL

Orson Welles – 1958 Charlton Heston playing a Mexican? The remastered version of the mighty Orson Welles‘ Touch Of Evil is an absolute master-class in style and direction. Welles creates some brilliant atmosphere in the Mexican [...]

September 11, 2020

First Images From David Fincher’s MANK

Netflix has dropped the first images from David Fincher‘s Mank. The film sees Gary Oldman play Hollywood screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he suffers many trials and tribulations whilst working on the screenplay for Orson Welles’ [...]

September 6, 2020

Blu-ray Review: Orson Welles Tells THE IMMORTAL STORY

Based on Isak Dinesen’s tale, Orson Welles’ The Immortal Story is a tense Tales Of The Unexpected-style drama which sees Jeanne Moreau star as a woman hired to sleep with a sailor in order to satisfy the whim of a rich shipping merchant. Shot in [...]

November 2, 2015

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