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The Best Scene In Steve McQueen’s WIDOWS

Steve McQueen’s 2018 film Widows is a screen adaptation of Linda LaPlante’s 1980s mini-series. Transplanting the action across the Atlantic to Chicago, McQueen brings his usual well composed direction to proceedings, turning this pulpy tale [...]

April 13, 2021

Notebook Reviews: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Robert Mulligan – 1962 To Kill A Mockingbird is a powerful drama with a wonderful performance from Gregory Peck. The child actors in this adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel are also excellent and their parts really anchor the film [...]

March 6, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THX 1138

George Lucas – 1971 THX 1138 is a powerful feature debut from George Lucas. Lucas’ stark direction is first rate and the film’s visuals are stunning. The lead performance from Robert Duvall is low-key but strong and Donald [...]

February 4, 2021

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

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