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George Clooney – The Last Of The Movie Stars

There are movie stars and then there is George Clooney. The actor, who turned 60 years old on 6 May, 2021 is the epitome of old style charm and charisma and he has been compared to Cary Grant on so many occasions that it would be superfluous to do [...]

May 6, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: David Michôd’s ANIMAL KINGDOM

David Michôd’s 2010 film Animal Kingdom is a multi-layered tale which follows a Melbourne crime family – the Cody’s led by Jackie Weaver’s matriarch “Smurf”. Loosely based on the Pettingill family, who took on the Melbourne police in [...]

April 5, 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

Uncovering Curiosities: Sidney Lumet’s THE OFFENCE

Back in 1972 Sean Connery wanted to get as far away from James Bond as he possibly could. He was lured back to the character for 1971’s Diamonds Are Forever but part of his (then) record-breaking payday was the stipulation that United Artists [...]

October 12, 2020

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