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The Mighty George Lucas

Writer-director-producer George Lucas turned 77 years old on 14 May 2021.  Nobody has influenced cinema and popular culture over the last five decades quite like Lucas. THX 1138, American Graffiti, Star Wars and Indiana Jones have inspired [...]

May 14, 2021

Notebook Reviews: RANSOM

Ron Howard – 1996 Ransom is a top-notch thriller from Ron Howard, and it’s a film which shows his versatility as a director. Mel Gibson is great in the lead (playing somewhat against type) and Rene Russo is good, if underused. There are [...]

February 17, 2021

Where Were You In ’62?

George Lucas’ American Graffiti is cinematic perfection. The 1973 film, written by Lucas, Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck effectively created Hollywood’s fascination with nostalgia. Made for just $700,000, the film grossed a massive $115 [...]

April 30, 2020

Notebook Reviews: ED TV

Ron Howard – 1999 The always reliable Ron Howard delivers this first-rate satire, which is dressed-up as a romantic comedy in ED TV. Matthew McConaughey is excellent as the laidback everyday guy who gets his life turned into TV show. It also [...]

April 9, 2020

George Lucas On The Set Of AMERICAN GRAFFITI

When most people hear the name George Lucas they think of Star Wars. Yes – the Star Wars movies are great (even the prequels) but Lucas’ masterwork is American Graffiti. The 1973 movie starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, [...]

June 22, 2019

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