Academy Monday - Watch: Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975)


Film notes on Jaws

Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley‘s… 9,710 more words

Fifty Great Films: The French Connection (1971)

Staying in the 1970s for the second of my Fifty Great Films, I re-watched The French Connection last night, this time on Blu-ray. Actually, I should point out the disc is the second of the film’s Blu-ray releases, an American multi-region disc that restores the original ‘look’ of the film (the first Blu-ray release, which is the only one available here in the UK far as I know, had extensive ‘director-approved’ colour-timing changes that enraged purists). 420 more words


Chandler's Trailers: "Last Embrace" (1979)

     Such is the continuous flow of discontented comment expressed about what constitutes a “bad” film (nobly assisted by a film industry which strains to give a new voice to every emergent theory on a weekly basis) that when a movie of such undeniable awfulness alights on a theater screen, the eager (though tired) critical cutlery will emerge to begin the latest seminar of dissection or, in extreme cases, prior commentary might be brought to its knees with the emergence of an altogether unprecedented level of offense.  132 more words

The Strand Arts Centre Belfast, Classic Movie Screening: Jaws (25/09/2014)

ON Thursday 25th September the Strand Arts Centre in East Belfast will be screening Steven Spielberg’s 1975 blockbusting classic, Jaws. Based on Peter Benchley’s novel, Spielberg’s film about a giant great white shark terrorising the inhabitants of the New England beach resort of Amity Island was a huge box-office success and completely redefined the summer blockbuster genre. 76 more words


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Criterion: All That Jazz, 1979


What separates All That Jazz from most musicals, is the level of honesty and authenticity. The musical numbers are all ways of expressing reality in an entertaining and artistic fashion, whether they are about the process and mechanics of putting together a Broadway music, or about one’s own mortality. 1,008 more words


Bob Fosse Was A Certifiable Genius

The ‘70s continue to be recognized as one of the most fertile creative periods in film history. So many great filmmakers began or defined their careers in that time, many of whom are still creating terrific work to this day. 1,322 more words