RoboCop (1987)

. Director: Paul Verhoeven Screenwriters: Michael Miner, Ed Neumeier By Roderick Heath Like many a filmmaker who, having gained stature and plaudits in their native land, heard the siren call of new shores, fresh stories, and better paydays, Paul Verhoeven vacated his place as the most lauded director in the Netherlands to fight for a …

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Snowpiercer (2013)

Director/Co-screenwriter: Joon-ho Bong By Roderick Heath South Korean director Joon-ho Bong captured the attention of many international filmgoers in 2006 with his home-grown monster movie The Host. He rode the crest of a wave of interest in popular Korean cinema with its potent and often outlandish preoccupations, and reservoir of directorial talent and also including …

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Famous Firsts: THX 1138 (1971)

Focusing on the debut feature work of famous, and infamous, figures of film Debut film of: George Lucas, writer-director By Roderick Heath It’s impossible to talk about George Lucas’ career without doing it in terms of Star Wars. Perhaps it’s fair enough, considering that four of the six films he has directed have been in …

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