Ratched: S1

2020 Netflix/Further Films/Lighthouse Management+Media/Ryan Murphy Television/ Created by Evan Romansky Developed by Ryan Murphy Music by Mac Quayle Based on the character of Nurse Ratched from “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kesey and from the Saul Zaentz Company motion picture of the same title 8 Episodes Merriam-Webster defines Grand Guignol as being […]

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Crawl

2019 Raimi Productions/Fire Axe Pictures/Paramount Pictures Directed by Alexandre Aja Produced by Craig J. Flores/Sam Raimi/Alexandre Aja Written by Michael Rasmussen/Shawn Rasmussen Music by Max Aruj/Steffan Thum Cinematography by Maxime Alexandre Edited By Eliot Greenberg I have to admit with no shame at all that I do so love that I no longer have to […]

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Brown Paper Bag

2019 Knuckle Sandwich Productions/Indie Rights Written and Directed by Detdrich McClure Produced by David Douglas/Kiarra Graves/Raymond James Herrera/LaCora Stephens/Detdrich McClure Music by Jairo Duarte-Lopez/Michael Eremiasova Cinematography by Adam Gan Edited by Brian Uskokovich When Patricia and I get together in the evenings to watch a movie I like to let her pick what we watch. […]

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Darktown Strutters

1975 New World Pictures Directed by William Witney Produced by Gene Corman Written by George Armitage  “In fact, if you look from today’s perspective at 1970’s exploitation movies, they look like they were made on another planet. The basic elements in these movies are things you couldn’t put in movies today” -Joe Dante This is […]

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Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

2020 DC Films/Warner Bros. Pictures/LuckyChap Entertainment/Kroll & Co. Entertainment Clubhouse Pictures Directed by Cathy Yan Produced by Margot Robbie/Bryan Unkeless/Sue Kroll Written by Christina Hodson Based on “Birds of Prey” by Jordan B. Gorfinkel/Chuck Dixon Harley Quinn created by Paul Dini/Bruce Timm Music by Daniel Pemberton Cinematography by Matthew Libatique Edited by Jay Cassidy/Evan Schiff […]

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Mean Johnny Barrows

1976 Ramana Productions/Po’ Boy Productions Directed by Fred Williamson Written by Jolivett Cato/Charles Walker Music by Coleridge Taylor-Perkinson Here’s the thing that made Fred Williamson stand out from other male Blaxploitation stars of the 1970s: even then he wasn’t satisfied with just acting in those violent action thrillers. Even then he had an eye toward […]

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