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Uncovering Curiosities: John Spira’s ELSTREE 1976

Elstree 1976 isn’t a film about the making of Star Wars. John Spira’s 2015 documentary plays like a High School reunion film. It’s a look at the past and a catch-up with some of the supporting actors and extras who played a part in George [...]

April 4, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Willard Huyck’s HOWARD THE DUCK

Howard the Duck is an iconic film. The problem being that it is an iconic film for all the wrong reasons. Released in 1986, Howard (which is based on a 1970s Marvel Comic) had a huge budget, it was produced by Star Wars mastermind George Lucas and [...]

March 25, 2021

Behind The Scenes: Mark Hamill On The Set Of AIRBORNE

Airborne is a British comedy/horror film that is totally preposterous, but it has enough charm to make it worthwhile. It also has a screen appearance from Star Wars star Mark Hamill – and that makes it unmissable. I’ve always liked Hamill’s [...]

March 3, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: The Wachowski’s JUPITER ASCENDING

Jupiter Ascending is the Wachowskis’ best film since 1999’s The Matrix. The 2015 film may be over-stuffed with ideas and have enough plot to fill a trilogy but you can’t fault the spectacle that the siblings have put onscreen. The story is a [...]

February 20, 2021

Behind The Scenes: The Cast Of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

The first official image from Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released in May 2014. The behind-the-scenes image showed director J.J. Abrams, writer Lawrence Kasdan and the film’s cast (John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, [...]

February 16, 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

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