In the Heat of the Night (1967) – Norman Jewison

In the Heat of the Night shouldn’t be as timely and relevant as it still is. You’d think we could have moved beyond such levels of racism and prejudice, and yet, sections of society seem worse than ever before, and it seems to be both hidden and overt. Featuring powerhouse performances by Sidney Poitier and…

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) – Norman Jewison

It’s time to dig into some of the previously un-reviewed (for me) recommendations in the Musical section of the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, and I was rather surprised with how much I enjoyed Norman Jewison’s anachronistic adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic rock opera. Christian theology has never really been my…

Rollerball (1975) – Norman Jewison

James Caan mumbles his way through this entry on the 101 Action Movies list under Norman Jewison’s guidance working from a script by William Harrison (based on his own short story). In a dystopian future when corporations have replaced governments (so you know, sometime around now), the game of rollerball is the only release for…

Patch Town Set Visit

  In a destitute looking corner of Toronto (though it’s actually only about two blocks from my own apartment) a battered grey factory building stands defiant, ¬†imposing itself against the chilling winter wind. ¬†Inside it, however, a fantastic world is springing to life. A world that was first imagined by Craig Goodwill in his imaginative…