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Ennio Morricone – Remembering A Maestro

The great Ennio Morricone died on July 6 2020 at the age of 91 years old. The Italian film was probably best known for his work with Sergio Leone, the most famous being the 1966 Clint Eastwood Spaghetti Western, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly [...]

July 6, 2022

Bruce Willis Retires From Acting Because Of Health Issues

The family of Bruce Willis has announced that the 67-year-old star is “stepping away” from acting because of health issues. Willis has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, a condition which impacts cognitive abilities – it can affect [...]

March 31, 2022

Uncovering Curiosities: Joe Begos’ VFW

Over the last 10 or 15 years, much has been said and done about the Grindhouse aesthetic. Since Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez unleashed their double-bill feature of Death Proof and Planet Terror 2007, many directors have tried and (mostly) [...]

October 30, 2021

Notebook Reviews: PULP FICTION

Quentin Tarantino – 1994. Quentin Tarantino‘s Pulp Fiction changed the face of cinema when it was released in 1994. A modern noir, the film packed a visceral punch with its snappy dialogue and rich characterisation. Movies had never felt [...]

October 8, 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

Remembering The Great Tony Scott

Director Tony Scott was born on June 21st 1944. He followed in the footsteps of his older brother, director Ridley Scott, by attending Art College. He then made his way into the advertising industry, working for his brother’s company, Ridley [...]

June 21, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Paul Schrader’s DOG EAT DOG

Director Paul Schrader’s 2016 film, Dog Eat Dog is a sort of ‘90s throwback, a post-Tarantino crime drama top-lined by Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe. It’s not exactly Reservoir Dogs, but these guys have serious talent and that shines through [...]

June 18, 2021

Yippee Ki-Yay Bruce Willis

The mighty Bruce Willis turned 66 years old on 19 March 2021.  Willis will always be remembered for the role of John McClane in the Die Hard franchise, but to many he will always be David Addison, the character he played in the ‘80s television [...]

March 19, 2021

The Mighty Kurt Russell

The mighty Kurt Russell turned 70 years old on 17 March 2021. The iconic actor has had a long and varied career, starring in a variety of beloved cult classics and out-right global blockbusters. Russell brings a laid-back, blue-collar vibe to his [...]

March 17, 2021

Notebook Reviews: FROM DUSK TILL DAWN

Robert Rodriguez – 1996 From Dusk Till Dawn is a witty, gory and morally ambiguous horror-thriller. It’s great fun. There’s a chance that the whole thing wouldn’t work if it wasn’t anchored by George Clooney, who brings [...]

January 5, 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

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