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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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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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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Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood

2019 Columbia Pictures/Bona Film Group/Heyday Films Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino Produced by Quentin Tarantino/David Heyman/Shannon McIntosh Narrated by Kurt Russell Cinematography by Robert Richardson Edited by Fred Raskin The clue to the whole movie is right there in the title. “Once Upon A Time…” is the classic opening line of all of our […]

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Shaft

  2019 New Line Cinema/Davis Entertainment/Khalabo Ink Society/Warner Bros. Pictures Directed by Tim Story Produced by John Davis Music by Christopher Lennertz Cinematography by Larry Blanford Edited by Conrad Buff IV Screenplay by Kenya Barris/Alex Barnow Based on “Shaft” by Ernest Tidyman Let’s get what I think are the two most important things out of […]

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Shadow

2019 Motion Story Productions/Netflix Created by Philip Wolmarans/Fred Wolmarans/Nick Keulemans/Gareth Crocker Executive Producers: Chris Lawrance/Colleen Lawrance If you spent enough time in my company in recent years then you’ve most likely heard me carrying on whining and complaining about two things; #1: TV series filled with way too much padding and bloat. Series that have […]

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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 Hard Way

1979 Incorporated Television Company Directed and Produced by Michael Dryhurst Executive Producer: John Boorman Screenplay by Kevin Grogan/Richard F. Tombleson It’s not an original story for a crime thriller. An aging hitman wants to retire and live out the rest of his days in peace and isolation, quietly contemplating a life wasted. But his boss […]

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