Watchmen

2009 Warner Bros & Paramount Pictures Directed by Zack Snyder Produced by Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin and Deborah Snyder Screenplay by David Hayter and Alex Tse Based on the comic book limited series and graphic novel created by Alan Moore (writer) and Dave Gibbons (artist) Music by Tyler Bates Cinematography by Larry Fong Edited by […]

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The Night Of The Hunter

1955 MGM/UA Produced by Paul Gregory Directed by Charles Laughton Screenplay by James Agee and Charles Laughton (uncredited) Based on the novel by David Grubb Music by Walter Schumann Cinematography by Stanley Cortez Edited by Robert Golden My disdain for most so-called horror movies is by now well known. I can sit through most horror […]

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Cursed

2005 Dimension Films Directed by Wes Craven Produced and Written by Kevin Williamson This is the shortest review I’ve ever written. Sit up straight and pay attention. I had always believed that “The Blue Lagoon” was the worst movie I’ve ever seen in my life. Then I saw CURSED. If you see stacks of CURSED […]

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In A Lonely Place

1950 Columbia Pictures Directed by Nicholas Ray Produced by Robert Lord Screenplay by Andrew Solt Based on the novel by Dorothy B. Hughes Music by George Antheil Cinematography by Burnett Guffey Edited by Viola Lawrence Let’s face it; it’s not easy to make movies about writers. At the end of the day a writer’s job […]

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The Phantom

1996 Paramount Pictures/The Ladd Company/Village Roadshow Pictures Produced by Robert Evans and Alan Ladd, Jr. Directed by Simon Wincer Written by Jeffrey Boam Based on “The Phantom” created by Lee Falk Music by David Newman Cinematography by David Burr Edited by O. Nicholas Brown/Bryan H. Carroll I have absolutely no idea why some movies become […]

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Mister Buddwing

 1966 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Directed by Delbert Mann Produced by Delbert Mann and Douglas Lawrence Screenplay by Dale Wasserman Based on the novel “Buddwing” by Evan Hunter Music by Kenyon Hopkins Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks Edited by Fredric Steinkamp James Garner was one of the most liked, best respected and just plain real people working in Hollywood […]

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