Phantom of The Paradise

1974 20th Century Fox Written and Directed by Brian DePalma Produced by Edward R. Pressman Introduction by Rod Serling Music by Paul Williams Cinematography by Larry Pizer Mention the name Brian DePalma and most people will probably cite him as the director of Hitchcockian style thrillers such as ‘Dressed To Kill’, ‘Blow Out’ or ‘Sisters’. […]

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Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

2005 Warner Bros. Directed by Tim Burton and Mike Johnson Produced by Tim Burton and Allison Abbate Written by John August, Pamela Pettler and Caroline Thompson There’s only two types of filmmakers that would do a stop-motion animation film these days: one who is either insanely patient or one who has a genuine and deep […]

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Popeye

1980 Paramount Pictures/Walt Disney Productions Directed by Robert Altman Produced by Robert Evans Written by Jules Feiffer Based on the “Thimble Theater” comic strip created by E.C. Segar Music by Harry Nilsson Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno Edited by Tony Lombardo/John W. Holmes/David A. Simmons POPEYE is kinda like the bastard child that nobody talks about […]

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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

20th Century Fox 2010 Directed by Oliver Stone Produced by Edward R. Pressman and Eric Kopeloff Screenplay by Allan Loeb and Stephen Schiff Music by Craig Armstrong Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto Edited by Julie Monroe/David Brenner Curious thing about WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS.  The whole movie is about money.  People in this movie talk […]

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Batman (1966)

1966 20th Century Fox Directed by Leslie Martinson Written by Lorenzo Semple, Jr. Based on BATMAN created by Bob Kane Music by Nelson Riddle Batman Theme composed by Neal Hefti Cinematography by Howard Schwartz Edited by Harry Gerstad Most moviegoers today are mostly familiar with the Tim Burton film version of Batman in which The Caped Crusader […]

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The Whole Wide World

1996 Cineville, Inc./Sony Pictures Directed by Dan Ireland Screenplay by Michael Scott Myers Based on “One Who Walked Alone” by Novalyne Price Ellis Music by Hans Zimmer/Harry Gregson-Williams  Here’s a romance movie that I think is wonderful for a couple to watch but it’s not exactly the first movie that would come to mind when […]

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Westward The Women

1951 MGM Directed by William Wellman Produced by Dore Schary Written by Charles Schneer Based on a story by Frank Capra Music by Jeff Alexander Cinematography by William C. Mellor Edited by James E. Newcom Here’s a movie that even fans of movies in general and westerns in particular have told me they’ve never seen […]

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Knight And Day

2010 20th Century Fox Directed by James Mangold Produced by Kathy Conrad and Steve Pink Written by Patrick O’Neill Music by John Powell Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael Edited by Quincy Z. Gunderson/Michael McCusker When I saw this movie back in 2010 it seemed as if America’s great love affair with Tom Cruise was over. Yes, […]

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The Wrath of God

1972 MGM Produced by William S. Gilmore Directed by Ralph Nelson Screenplay by Ralph Nelson and James Graham Based on a novel by James Graham Music by Lalo Schifrin Cinematography by Alex Philips, Jr Edited by J. Terry Williams Back in the 60’s and 70’s there was a sub-genre of the western that had these […]

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Mr. Majestyk

1974 MGM/United Artists Produced by Walter Mirisch Directed by Richard Fleischer Written by Elmore Leonard Music by Charles Bernstein  Cinematography by Richard H. Kline Edited by Ralph E. Winters I don’t think anybody will be surprised when I say that Charles Bronson is one of my favorite actors of the group that I call “Old […]

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