Bottle Rocket (1996) Review

Bottle Rocket (1996) Review

Owen Wilson is co-writer and star (alongside brother Luke Wilson) for Wes Anderson’s feature directorial debut ‘Bottle Rocket’ (1996), a film that shows hints of the director’s famously idiosyncratic authorial style. Review by Christopher Connor.

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The American President (1995) Review

The American President (1995) Review

Rob Reiner directs a script from ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ filmmaker Aaron Sorkin in this rom-com turned political drama celebrating its 25th anniversary, ‘The American President’. Michael Douglas stars. Christopher Connor reviews.

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On the Rocks (2020) Review

On the Rocks (2020) Review

Sofia Coppola comedy-drama ‘On the Rocks’ (2020), available on Apple TV+ and starring Bill Murray and Rashida Jones, reviewed by Christopher Connor.

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The Untouchables (1987) Review

The Untouchables (1987) Review

Brian De Palma’s impeccably acted prohibition Noir, ‘The Untouchables’ (1987) stands the test of time as an at times moving crime thriller. Christopher Connor reviews.

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Barry Lyndon (1975) Review

Barry Lyndon (1975) Review

Despite often being overlooked in the canon of great Stanley Kubrick films, 1975 period drama/historical epic ‘Barry Lyndon’ is a must-watch for anyone interested in the form. Christopher Connor reviews.

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Election (1999) Review

Election (1999) Review

Alexander Payne finds his feet with lacerating high school & political satire ‘Election’ (1999), a film led by superb performances from Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick. Review by Christopher Connor.

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Citizen Ruth (1996) Review

Citizen Ruth (1996) Review

‘Citizen Ruth’ (1996), the feature debut of ‘Sideways’ and ‘Nebraska’ screenwriter-director Alexander Payne, starring Laura Dern as a pregnant drug addict, reviewed here by Christopher Connor.

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Time Bandits (1981) Review

Time Bandits (1981) Review

Terry Gilliam’s time travelling romp, ‘Time Bandits’ (1981), remains an example of his unique blend of humour and darkness. The first of Gilliam’s Trilogy of Imagination reviewed by Christopher Connor.

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Edgar Wright Movies Ranked

Edgar Wright Movies Ranked

Edgar Wright’s filmography is one of the most respected in mainstream cinema, his combination of Hollywood releases and British independents garnering a lot of attention. Christopher Connor ranks his work here.

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) Review

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) Review

After success with ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and ‘Hot Fuzz’, Edgar Wright took to North America with his off-kilter adaptation ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ (2010). Christopher Connor looks back in this retrospective review.

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