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Trailer & Poster: Paul Thomas Anderson’s LICORICE PIZZA

There’s certainly a lot to unpack in this first trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson‘s latest feature, Licorice Pizza. Set in the San Fernando Valley in 1973, the film stars Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman as Alana Kane and Gary Valentine, [...]

September 27, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Yaron Zilberman’s A LATE QUARTET

Yaron Zilberman’s 2012 film, A Late Quartet is classy. That’s pretty much all you need to know. It’s a well constructed film, with great acting, dealing with grown-up themes in a grown-up way. It’s the type of film that’s rarely seen [...]

September 10, 2021

Notebook Reviews: MAGNOLIA

Paul Thomas Anderson – 1999 Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Magnolia is a modern movie masterpiece. This is a unique and interesting piece of cinema which delivers in every way. It’s long – but the story unfolds in [...]

August 7, 2021

Notebook Reviews: ALONG CAME POLLY

John Hamburg – 2004 Along Came Polly is a serious waste of time, effort and talent by everyone involved. This uninspired romantic comedy is terrible. There isn’t an original idea throughout the film’s entire 88 minute running time! [...]

June 16, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY

Anthony Minghella – 1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley is a highly entertaining and wonderfully presented thriller from director Anthony Minghella. The cast is first-rate (Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett and the [...]

January 14, 2021

Notebook Reviews: FLAWLESS

Joel Schumacher – 1999 Flawless is one of Joel Schumacher‘s best films and it features wonderful performances from both Robert De Niro and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Schumacher’s film is as thought-provoking as it is funny and it [...]

December 28, 2020

Blu-ray Review: A LATE QUARTET Hits The Right Notes

A Late Quartet is classy. That’s pretty much all you need to know. It’s a well constructed film, with great acting, dealing with grown-up themes in a grown-up way. It’s the type of film that’s rarely seen these days, due to the way that [...]

July 20, 2013