ManHunt

2018 Media Asia/China Film/Media Asia Audio Video Distribution/Shenzhen Murmur Culture Communications Directed by John Woo Produced by Gordon Chan/Chan Hing-kai Screenplay by Gordon Chan/Chan Hing-kai/James Yuen/Itaru Era/Ho Miu Ki/Maria Wong/Sophie Yeh Based on the novel “Kimi yo Funnu yo Kawa o Watare” by Juko Nishimura Once upon a time there was a God of Action […]

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The 10th Victim

1965 C.C. Champion/Les Films Concordia/Interfilm Directed by Elio Petri Produced by Carlo Ponti Screenplay by Tonino Guerra/Giorgio Salvioni/Ennio Flaiano/Elio Petri/Mickey Knox (English Dialog) Based on “The Seventh Victim” by Robert Sheckley I used to watch this movie a lot back in the 1970s when it was shown fairly often on Channel 9 here in Brooklyn, […]

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The Empire Strikes Back

1980 20th Century Fox Directed by Irwin Kershner Produced by Gary Kurtz Screenplay by Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan Story by George Lucas Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky Edited by Paul Hirsch It’s hard to believe now, I know. especially since for many years now, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK owned the crown as being the best […]

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Hardcore Henry

2015 Bazelevs/Versus Pictures/STX Entertainment Written and Directed by Ilya Naishuller Produced by Timur Bekmambetov Music by Dasha Charusha Cinematography by Sergey Valyaev/Andrey Dementiev/Ilya Naishhuller/Pasha Kapinos/ Vsevolod Kaptur/Fedor Lyass Edited by Steve Mirkovich The concept of telling a movie’s story from the perspective of the protagonist isn’t exactly as new or as revolutionary as HARDCORE HENRY […]

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Mad Max: Fury Road

  Warner Bros./Kennedy-Miller-Mitchell/Village Roadshow Pictures 2015 Directed by George Miller Produced by Doug Mitchell/George Miller/P.J Voeten Written by George Miller/Brendan McCarthy/Nico Lathouris With all the deserved praise that he’s been getting for MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, nobody seems to have mentioned that George Miller has revived a time honored movie tradition that has been forgotten […]

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Taken 3

2014 20th Century Fox/EuropaCorp Distribution Directed by Olivier Megaton Produced by Luc Besson Written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen Cinematography by Eric Kress Edited by Audrey Simonaud/Nicholas Trembasiewicz Music by Nathaniel Mechaly TAKEN 3 is a perfect example of why I turn my hearing off when I hear whining about spoilers. If you’ve […]

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Duel

1971 Universal Studios Directed by Steven Spielberg Produced by George Eckstein Written by Richard Matheson Music by Billy Goldenberg  Cinematography by Jack A. Marta Edited by Frank Morriss Before we get into the actual review a brief history lesson: The Made-For-TV Movie is a phrase you don’t hear much these days but it was used […]

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Looper

2012 Film District/TriStar Pictures Written and Directed by Rian Johnson Produced by Ram Bergman and James D. Stern Cinematography by Steve Yedlin Edited by Bob Ducsay Music by Nathan Johnson It wasn’t until I got back home and was able to look up information on LOOPER that I realized that the director of this movie also wrote […]

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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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The Bourne Legacy

2012 Universal Pictures Directed by Tony Gilroy Produced by Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley Screenplay by Tony Gilroy and Dan Gilroy Based on a story by Tony Gilroy Inspired by The Bourne Series written by Robert Ludlum Cinematography by Robert Elswit Edited by John Gilroy Music by James Newton Howard I will give THE BOURNE […]

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