American Made

2017 Universal Pictures/Cross Creek Pictures/Imagine Entertainment/Quadrant Pictures/Vendian Entertainment/Kylin Pictures Directed by Doug Liman Produced by Brian Grazer/Brian Oliver/Tyler Thompson/Doug Davison/Kim Roth Written by Gary Spinelli Having pretty much devoted himself to action movies for the last decade or so it’s easy to forget that Tom Cruise was once regarded as one hell of a dramatic […]

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Vice Squad

1982 Embassy Pictures Directed by Gary Sherman Produced by Frank Capra, Jr./Brian Frankish/Frank Hildebrand/Sandy Howard/Robert Rehme Written by Sandy Howard/Robert Vincent O’Neill/Kenneth Peters/Gary Sherman Let’s be upfront about one thing right at the start of this review: there’s not a single thing original about the plot of VICE SQUAD. I’m willing to bet you that […]

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tick…tick…tick

1970 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Directed by Ralph Nelson Produced by James Lee Barrett and Ralph Nelson Written by James Lee Barrett tick…tick…tick was made 46 years ago and if we were as truly as enlightened and progressive a society as we like to believe we are then we would look at this movie today and be horrified […]

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Hell Or High Water

2016 Sidney Kimmel Entertainment/OddLot Entertainment/CBS Films Lionsgate Directed by David Mackenzie Produced by Sidney Kimmel/Peter Berg/Gigi Pritzker Written by Taylor Sheridan Music by Nick Cave/Warren Ellis Cinematography by Giles Nuttgens Edited by Jake Roberts Don’t let the fact that the bank robbers, the lawmen and the posse in HELL OR HIGH WATER pack semi-automatic handguns […]

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Electra Glide In Blue

United Artists/MGM 1973 Directed/Music by James William Guercio Produced by James William Guercio/Rupert Hitzig Screenplay by Robert Boris Story by Robert Boris/Rupert Hitzig Cinematography by Conrad Hall Edited by Jim Benson/Gerald R. Greenberg/John F. Link You ever see a movie that you watched more than once simply because you can’t figure out if you like […]

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Gone Girl

2014 20th Century Fox Directed by David Fincher Produced by Leslie Dixon, Bruna Papandrea, Reese Witherspoon and Cean Chaffin Screenplay by Gillian Flynn based on her novel “Gone Girl” One of my favorite sayings is that all too often, Christians and married people are not the best advertisers of their own product. I have no […]

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Sabotage

  2014 Albert S. Ruddy Productions Directed by David Ayer Produced by Bill Block, David Ayer, Ethan Smith, Paul Hanson and Palek Patel Written by Skip Woods and David Ayer Music by David Sardy Cinematography by Bruce McCleery Edited by Dody Dorn I’m going to put my neck out there and say that I truly […]

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The Family

2013 EuropaCorp/Relativity Media Directed by Luc Besson Executive Producer: Martin Scorsese Produced by Ryan Kavanaugh, Virginie Silla and Tucker Tooley Written by Tonino Benacquista based on his novel “Malavita” Music by Evgueni Galperine/Sacha Galperine Cinematography by Thierry Arbogast Edited by Julien Rey  If you’ve seen the trailer for THE FAMILY then perhaps like me, you […]

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Shaft In Africa

1973 MGM/Warner Bros. Directed by John Guillermin Produced by Roger Lewis Written by Stirling Silliphant Based on characters created by Ernest Tidyman Music by Johnny Pate Cinematography by Marcel Grignon Edited by Max Benedict For a character who is usually described as being “the black James Bond” John Shaft actually didn’t do a lot of […]

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Jackie Brown

1997 Miramax Films Directed by Quentin Tarantino Executive Produced by Elmore Leonard, Bob Weinstein & Harvey Weinstein Produced by Lawrence Bender Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino based on the novel “Rum Punch” by Elmore Leonard Music by James Newton Howard Cinematography by Guillermo Navarro Edited by Sally Menke My love affair with Pamela Michelle Byrd Grier […]

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