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Milius review

The mighty Milius...

If you’re a fan of ‘70s Hollywood then chances are you dig John Milius.

His writing gigs saw him contribute to Dirty Harry , Jaws and Apocalypse Now . Then there’s the directing credits: Dillinger , Big Wednesday , Conan The Barbarian

A self-titled “Zen anarchist”, Milius is also a right-wing gun-nut, but directors Joey Figueroa and Zak Knutson never let that overshadow his talent in this memorable, conventional account of a true maverick.

Old pals Spielberg, Scorsese, Schrader, Lucas and Coppola pay tribute, before the final reel adds genuine poignancy to the life of this unique storyteller.

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James Mottram is a freelance film journalist, author of books that dive deep into films like Die Hard and Tenet, and a regular guest on the Total Film podcast. You'll find his writings on GamesRadar+ and Total Film, and in newspapers and magazines from across the world like The Times, The Independent, The i, Metro, The National, Marie Claire, and MindFood.