Point Blank: A Mark Bousquet Review

An intense meditation on manhood and loneliness, POINT BLANK is a stylish thriller directed by John Boorman and starring Lee Marvin. An adaptation of Donald Westlake’s first Parker novel, The Hunter, Marvin growls and stares and sulks his way through one of his best pictures. Walker (renamed from the novel) is tough guy criminal who’s […]

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Harlots

HARLOTS 2017-2019 3 Seasons/24 Episodes Monumental Pictures Created by Alison Newman/Moira Buffini Based on “The Covent Garden Ladies” by Hallie Rubenhold Available for streaming on Hulu My wife Patricia greatly enjoyed “Bridgerton” as did millions of others and so she cast about the other streaming services looking for something similar. A few days later I […]

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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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The Rise of Skywalker

2019 Lucasfilm/Bad Robot Productions/Walt Disney Studios Directed by J.J. Abrams Produced by Kathleen Kennedy/Michelle Rejwan/J.J. Abrams Screenplay by Chris Terrio/J.J. Abrams Story by Derek Connolly/Colin Trevorrow/Chris Terrio/J.J. Abrams Based on characters created by George Lucas Music by John Williams Cinematography by Dan Mindel Edited by Maryann Brandon/Stefan Grube First off, we need to get one […]

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Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

2019 Seven Bucks Production/Chris Morgan Productions/Universal Pictures Directed by David Leitch Produced by Dwayne Johnson/Jason Statham/Chris Morgan/Hiram Garcia Screenplay by Chris Morgan/Drew Pearce Story by Chris Morgan Music by Tyler Bates Cinematography by Jonathan Sela Edited by Christopher Rouse Two thoughts occurred to me about an hour into FAST AND FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW. […]

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