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Notebook Reviews: NETWORK

Sidney Lumet – 1976 Sidney Lumet was one of the most important filmmakers of the 1970s and Network is one of his most important films. The television satire features some great scenes and a terrific cast: Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway, William [...]

November 21, 2020

Notebook Reviews: THE GODFATHER

Francis Ford Coppola – 1972 The Godfather is Francis Ford Coppola‘s epic masterpiece. Coppola’s 1972 adaptation of Mario Puzo’s novel is richly textured with top-notch acting from a brilliant cast (Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, [...]

November 6, 2020

Notebook Reviews: A CIVIL ACTION

Steven Zaillian – 1998 Written and directed by Steven Zaillian (based on a book by Jonathan Harr), A Civil Action is slick and enjoyable legal drama starring John Travolta and and Robert Duvall.  Zaillian crafts some impressive atmosphere [...]

September 9, 2020

Trailer: Crime Pays For Steve McQueen’s WIDOWS

It’s a change of pace for Steve McQueen with Widows. The crime thriller is certainly something different following the heavy-weight likes of Hunger, Shame and 12 Years A Slave. This one has a top-notch cast Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, [...]

June 4, 2018

Robert Downey Jr. Should Save Movies And Not Help Kill Them

I like Robert Downey Jr. He’s a great actor with a tremendous screen presence and you have to admire how he pulled himself through his drug and alcohol troubles to become the highest paid actor on the planet. He’s made more money than he’ll [...]

May 2, 2015

OSCARS 2015: A Full List Of Nominations; BIRDMAN Flies High

The Academy Awards (aka the Oscars) nominations have been announced and it’s fantastic to see Michael Keaton score a nod for Best Actor. It was never in doubt of course, as Keaton has been the frontrunner for some time due to his sterling work in [...]

January 15, 2015

New Poster: Will Robert Downey Jr Rule With THE JUDGE?

Robert Downey Jr has had a great decade or so. He kicked things off by starring in Shane Black’s fantastic Kiss Kiss Bang Bang in 2005 and then hit the big time when he was cast as Tony Stark / Iron Man two years later. A couple of Sherlock Holmes [...]

August 29, 2014