497 Movies You Oughta See

  Before we get to the actual list I pray you to indulge me for a bit as I give you the backstory behind 497 Movies You Oughta See. Ever since I started writing movie reviews and people were good enough to read and enjoy them they’ve been asking me a question: “I would love […]

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Death Wish

1974 Paramount Pictures/Columbia Pictures Directed by Michael Winner Produced by Dino De Laurentiis and Bobby Roberts Screenplay by Wendell Mayes Based on the novel “Death Wish” by Brian Garfield Cinematography by Arthur J. Ornitz Edited by Bernard Gribble Music by Herbie Hancock Considering how ridiculous and downright cartoonish the later movies in the series were, […]

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The Killer Elite

1975 United Artists Directed by Sam Peckinpah Produced by Martin Baum Screenplay by Marc Norman and Stirling Silliphant Based on the novel “Monkey In The Middle” by Robert Rostand Cinematography by Philip Lathrop Edited by Tony de Zarraga/Monte Hellman Music by Jerry Fielding THE KILLER ELITE is most definitely a lesser Peckinpah entertainment. But lesser […]

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The Keep

1983 Paramount Pictures Directed and Screenplay by Michael Mann based on “The Keep” by F. Paul Wilson Produced by Howard W. Koch Cinematography by Alex Thomson Edited by Dov Hoenig/Chris Kelley Music by Tangerine Dream Say the name Michael Mann to any reasonably informed movie fan and they’ll most likely rattle off the titles of […]

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The Legend Of Hell House

1973 Academy Pictures Corporation/20th Century Fox Directed by John Hough Produced by Albert Fennell Written by Richard Matheson based on his novel “Hell House” Cinematography by Alan Hume Edited by Geoffrey Foot Music by Delia Derbyshire/Brian Hodgson Plain and simple, there are the two things upon which the success and effectiveness of a haunted house […]

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Blackthorn

2011 Magnolia Pictures/Universal Pictures Directed by Mateo Gil Written by Miguel Barros Produced by Andres Santana and Paolo Agazzi Cinematography by Juan Ruiz Anchia Edited by David Gallart Music by Luico Godoy Every Western fan worth a plug nickel knows the classic ending to the legendary 1969 “Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid.” Wounded, vastly […]

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Code of Silence

1985 Orion Pictures Directed by Andrew Davis Produced by Raymond Wagner Written by Michael Butler, Dennis Shryack and Mike Gray Cinematography by Frank Tidy Edited by Christopher Holmes/Peter Parasheles/Russ Kingston Music by David Michael Frank Today Chuck Norris is best known as the star of the CBS television series “Walker, Texas Ranger” which ran from […]

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