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Uncovering Curiosities: Dennis Hopper’s COLORS

Dennis Hopper’s 1988 cop drama Colors might be a product of its time (the Rap soundtrack dates it) but it’s also pretty relevant for what’s happening today with the police force across the US. Sean Penn and Robert Duvall play patrol car [...]

August 25, 2021

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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