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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

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

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