Rollerball (15) Home Ents Review
Mar23

Rollerball (15) Home Ents Review

Dir. Norman Jewison, US, 1975, 115 mins.  Cast: James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams.  Rollerball is a rare treat – a high-profile cult science fiction film from the 70s that I hadn’t yet seen. I have a special fondness for this period – the years after the bar for sci-fi films as challenging and meaningful statements about the world was raised by Kubrick in 1967 then lowered again by George Lucas in 1977. This was the age that...

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Detachment (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Jul19

Detachment (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Tony Kaye, US, 2011, 100 mins. Cast: Adrien Brody, Marcia Gay Harden, Christina Hendricks, James Caan, Blythe Danner, Lucy Liu, Tim Blake Nelson, Sami Gayle, Betty Kaye. With his feature film debut American History X, director Tony Kaye displayed a penchant for projects which directly tackle the prominent social issues of pre and post-Millennial America, proving that he could dissect these issues in a humanistic and challenging...

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