Milius review

The mighty Milius...

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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.

Freelance writer

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.