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Cocoon – film review"
Cocoon (1985) Director: Ron Howard Cast: Don Ameche, Hume Cronyn, Wilford Brimley, Brian Dennehy, Steve Guttenberg, Jessica Tandy Format: Blu-ray Run time: 117 minutes Out: 18 July 2016 8/10 Jamie Havlin takes a look at one of Hollwood’s highest grossing movies of 1985, the double Oscar winner, Cocoon. Despite its successes, science-fiction comedy, Cocoon, is […]
Enemy Mine – film review"
Enemy Mine (1985) Director: Wolfgang Petersen Cast: Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett, Jr. Format: Blu-ray Run time: 108 minutes Out: 20 June 2016 7/10 Jamie Havlin takes a look at a 1985 science fiction adventure movie that had aspirations to become the next Close Encounters or Star Wars. Based on an award winning novella by Barry […]
Kiyoshi Kurosawa: Journey to the Shore – film review"
Journey to the Shore (2015) Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa Cast: Tadanobu Asano, Eri Fukatsu Runtime: 128 minutes Format: Dual Format Out Now 7/10 Jamie Havlin takes a look at one of the most successful Japanese films of recent years. The films opens with a little girl, Shiori, learning to play the piano. She has a clunky […]
Josef von Sternberg’s The Last Command – film review"
The Last Command (1928) Director: Josef von Sternberg Cast: Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent Runtime: 88 minutes Format: Dual Format Out Now 9/10 Jamie Havlin takes a look at one of the finest and most significant films of the silent era. Inspired by the true story of General Lodijenski, a Russian aristocrat and general, who after […]
Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1900 (Novecento) – film review"
1900 (1976) Director: Bernardo Bertolucci Cast: Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Burt Lancaster Runtime: 315 minutes Format: 2 Blu-ray discs Available now 7/10 Louder Than War’s Jamie Havlin takes a look at a gargantuan cinematic saga from Italian master director Bernardo Bertolucci. I’m currently re-reading Peter Biskind’s Down and Dirty Pictures, a book with a […]