The Upside

2019 STX Films/Lantern Entertainment Directed by Neil Burger Produced by Todd Black/Jason Blumenthal/Steve Tisch Screenplay by Jon Hartmere Based on “The Intouchables” Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh Edited by Naomi Geraghty Music by Rob Simonsen There are some things in this country we never get tired of. Football. Junk food. Gossip about celebrities. Porn. Zombies. Netflix. […]

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The BlacKkKlansman

2018 Blumhouse Productions/Monkeypaw Productions/40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks/Focus Features Directed by Spike Lee Produced by Jason Blum/Spike Lee/Raymond Mansfield/Sean McKittrick/Jordan Peele/Sean Redick Written by Charlie Watchtel/David Rabinowitz/Kevin Willmott/Spike Lee Based on “Black Klansman” by Ron Stallworth When I first heard about this movie I thought it was going to be a remake of the […]

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How It Ends

2018 Paul Schiff Productions/Netflix Directed by David M. Rosenthal Produced by Paul Schiff/Tai Duncan/Kell McCormick/Patrick Newall Written by Brooks McLaren Occasionally I’ll get an email from a Faithful Reader of my reviews that will ask me something along these lines; “Why is it that you never seem to write bad reviews? It’s as if you […]

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This Is Martin Bonner

2013 Monteray Media Written and Directed by Chad Hartigan Produced by Cherie Saulter You’ve probably been reading my reviews for a while. At least I hope you have so you’re aware that my taste in movies tend to run toward action/adventure, science fiction, crime…mostly movies with a lotta running around, yelling, fighting, stuff blowing and […]

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

2018 Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment/The Kennedy-Marshall Company/Legendary Pictures Directed by J.A. Bayona Produced by Frank Marshall/Patrick Crowley/Belen Atienza Written by Colin Trevorrow/Derek Connolly Based on characters created by Michael Crichton While leaving the theater after watching JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM I was thinking of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” believe it or not. The similarity is […]

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Decoy

Peter Rodgers Organization Original Run: October 1957-July 7 1958 39 Episodes If you’re a casual TV watcher like me then you always believed that “Police Woman” with Angie Dickinson or “Get Christie Love!” with Teresa Graves were the first network TV shows to feature a woman as a police officer. But that was before I […]

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Death Wish (2018)

2018 Scott Free Productions/MGM Studios/Vertigo Films/Annapurna Pictures Directed by Eli Roth Produced by Roger Birnbaum Screenplay by Joe Carnahan Some people take serious umbrage at the fact that I really don’t give a penguin’s pizzle about remakes. They will scream at me until their faces turn purple that; “The remakes ruin the original!” No, they […]

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The Shape of Water

2017 TSG Entertainment/Double Dare You Productions/Fox Searchlight Pictures  Directed by Guillermo del Toro Produced by Guillermo del Toro/J. Miles Dale Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro/Vanessa Taylor Story by Guillermo del Toro So we’re out shopping, Patricia and I. Not really for anything special, mind you. More to get out of the house than anything else. […]

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Our Souls At Night

2017 Netflix Directed by Ritesh Batra Produced by Robert Redford/Erin Sims/Finola Dwyer Written by Scott Neusatadter/Michael A. Weber Based on the novel “Our Souls at Night” written by Kent Haruf Here’s the thing: yes, I could have watched OUR SOULS AT NIGHT while I was in my 20s and 30s and appreciated it for the […]

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The Lion In Winter

1968 Avco Embassy Pictures Directed by Anthony Harvey Written by James Goldman adopted from his Broadway play; “The Lion In Winter” Produced by Joseph E. Levine/Jane C. Nusbaum/Martin Poll “He’s here. He’ll get no satisfaction out of me. He isn’t going to see me beg.” “You chivalric fool… as if the way one fell down […]

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