Bright

2017 A Netflix Original Film/Overbrook Entertainment/Trigger Warning Entertainment/Grand Electric Directed by David Ayer Produced by Eric Newman/David Ayer/Bryan Unkeless Written by Max Landis Music by David Sardy Cinematography by Roman Vasyanov Edited by Michael Tronick David Ayer is the main reason why I said I’d give BRIGHT a viewing. The secondary reason is that since […]

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Baby Driver

2017 MRC/Working Title Films/Big Talk Productions/TriStar Pictures/Sony Pictures Written and Directed by Edgar Wright Produced by Nira Park/Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner BABY DRIVER generated a lot of buzz this past summer and a lot of my friends recommended that I go see it but I passed. Even though the cast includes Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Jon […]

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Blade Runner 2049

Alcon Entertainment/Columbia Pictures/Scott Free Productions/Torridon Films/16:14 Entertainment/Thunderbird Entertainment/Warner Bros./Sony Pictures Directed by Denis Villeneueve Produced by Andrew A. Kosove/Broderick Johnson/Bud Yorkin/Cynthia Sikes Yorkin Screenplay by Hampton Fancher/Michael Green Story by Hampton Fancher Based on characters from “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by Philip K. Dick I would STRONGLY suggest that if you have not […]

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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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Burn: Episode One

BURN: Episode One 2017 Fearless Cinema/Innovative Productions Created, Written & Directed by Thor Moreno Produced by Annette Duffy/Rebecca Masucci So what is exactly is The American Dream? As a people and as a society we have been debating, arguing, fighting and pondering that question for as long as there has been a United States of […]

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Freebie and The Bean

1974 Warner Bros. Directed and Produced by Richard Rush Written by Robert Kaufman/Floyd Mutrux You ask most people what’s a Buddy Cop Movie and I’m willing to bet you next month’s rent they’ll say; “Lethal Weapon.” And actually I got no problem with that. The “Lethal Weapon” series is without a doubt The Gold Standard […]

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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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Foxy Brown

1974 American International Pictures Written and Directed by Jack Hill Produced by Buzz Feitshans Costumes for Pam Grier Created and Designed by Ruthie West Music Composed, Conducted, Arranged and Produced by Willie Hutch Cinematography by Brick Marquard Edited by Chuck McClelland FOXY BROWN wasn’t the first Pam Grier movie I saw. That would be “The […]

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Black Eye

1974 Warner Bros. Directed by Jack Arnold Produced by Pat Rooney Written by Mark Haggard Based on the novel “Murder on the Wild Side” by Jeff Jacks Music by Mort Garson One can be forgiven for passing up on watching BLACK EYE, thinking it just another typical Blaxploitation action thriller due to the title and […]

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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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