2004 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Produced and Directed by Irwin Winkler Written by Jay Cocks DE-LOVELY is a good example of the way musicals are made nowadays.  Audiences have to have a ‘reason’ for why the people in the movie suddenly break out in song and dance.  I myself have spoken with many people who hate musicals because […]

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Cold Mountain

 2003 Miramax Films Directed by Anthony Minghella Produced by Sydney Pollack, Albert Berger & William Horberg Screenplay by Anthony Minghella Based on the book by Charles Frazier I like Jude Law as an actor a lot.  I liked him even before the yearlong Jude Law Film Festival of 2004 since he starred in two of […]

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Smiley Face

2007 First Look International Directed by Gregg Araki Produced by Steve Golin, Gregg Araki, Alix Madigan, Kevin Turen and Henry Winterstern Written by Dylan Haggerty I get ragged on quite a bit because a lot of people say that I don’t know what’s funny or that I have too highbrow a sense of humor or […]

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2010 Darclight Films Directed by Kaare Andrews Produced by Ian Birkett Written by Paul A. Birkett For the longest time I have believed that “Cursed” the werewolf movie starring Christina Ricci and Joshua Jackson was the worst movie I have ever seen.  Prior to that, the champ was “The Blue Lagoon “starring Brooke Shields and […]

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Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol

2011 Paramount Pictures Directed by Brad Bird Produced by Tom Cruise, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk Written by Andre Nemec and Josh Applebaum Based on the television series “Mission: Impossible” created by Bruce Geller Unlike a lot of people I really don’t have anything against the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE film series.  The major argument people always […]

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Ganja & Hess

GANJA & HESS 1973 Kelly/Jordan Enterprises Directed and Written by Bill Gunn Produced by Chiz Schultz If you’ve been reading my reviews here at The Ferguson Theater or listening to me pontificate over at Better In The Dark then you know full well that one of my particular bugaboos is how African-Americans are so poorly […]

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