steve martin

Notebook Reviews: BOWFINGER

Frank Oz – 1999 Bowfinger is a spot-on Hollywood satire with shades of Tim Burton’s Ed Wood. Steve Martin is great as the failing filmmaker and he’s well served by the biting script. Frank Oz‘s film borders on parody but it [...]

October 6, 2020

Notebook Reviews: FATHER OF THE BRIDE

Charles Shyer – 1991 Father Of The Bride starts off well, with Steve Martin excelling in the facial expressions department during the first half hour. The film loses a bit of momentum after that, but it’s given a huge shot in the arm [...]

September 13, 2020

Notebook Reviews: HOUSESITTER

Frank Oz – 1992 Housesitter is an enjoyable comedy from everyone’s favourite Muppet man, director Frank Oz. The film is anchored by a great performance from Steve Martin, who has never been better as the everyman whose life is thrown [...]

September 6, 2020

Notebook Reviews: THE SPANISH PRISONER

David Mamet – 1997 Written and directed by wordsmith extraordinaire David Mamet, The Spanish Prisoner is a clever and enjoyable thriller. The film’s climax is a tad contrived but there’s much to enjoy here. Campbell Scott is solid [...]

March 31, 2020

1999: A Movie Year In Review (Part One)

Many films come out every year with critics and fans alike, compiling lists of their bests and worsts. There are also many films that fall between the cracks, only to be discovered years later. Many critics believe that one of the best years in [...]

May 14, 2012