Hustlers

2019 Gloria Sanchez Productions/Nuyorican Productions/Annapurna Pictures/STX Films Screenplay and Directed by Lorene Scafaria Produced by Jessica Elbaum/Will Ferrell/Adam McKay/Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas/Jennifer Lopez Based on “The Hustlers at Scores” by Jessica Pressler Cinematography by Todd Banhazl Edited by Kayla Emter There’s a scene in HUSTLERS that I wish had been explored a little more fully in detail […]

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Ad Astra

2019 20th Century Fox/Regency Enterprises/Bona Film Group/New Regency/Plan B Entertainment/RT Features/Keep Your Head Productions/MadRiver Pictures Directed by James Gray Produced by Brad Pitt/Dede Gardener/Jeremy Kleiner/James Gray/Anthony Katagas/Rodrigo Teixeira/Arnon Milchan Written by James Gray/Ethan Gross Music by Max Richter Cinematography by Hoyte van Hoytema Edited by John Axelrod/Lee Haugen Y’know, considering the obsession the United States […]

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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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Juanita

2019 Homegrown Pictures/Mandalay Pictures/Netflix Directed by Clark Johnson Produced by Stephanie Allain/Jason Michael Berman/Mel Jones Screenplay by Roderick Spencer Based on “Dancing on the Edge of the Roof” by Sheila Williams Cinematography by Luc Montpellier Edited by Cindy Mollo Music by Kevin Lax The main character in JUANITA does something that I’ve heard a lot […]

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Krush Groove

Warner Bros. 1985 Directed by Michael Schultz Produced by Michael Schultz/George Jackson/Russell Simmons Written by Ralph Farquhar Cinematography by Ernest Dickerson Edited by Jerry Bixman/Conrad M. Gonzalez Music by David Lombard Those of you who have been following my reviews for a while now (and Thank You! for that) have heard me say this before […]

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The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

2019 Participant Media/BBC Films/British Film Institute/Potboiler Productions/Netflix Directed and Screenplay by Chiwetel Ejiofor Produced by Andrea Calderwood/Gail Egan Based on “The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind” by William Kamkwamba/Brian Mealer Cinematography by Dick Pope Edited by Valerio Bonelli Music by Antonio Pinto I’ve been a fan of Chiwetel Ejiofor since I saw him in the […]

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