A Fall From Grace

A FALL FROM GRACE 2020 Tyler Perry Studios/Netflix Written and Directed by Tyler Perry Produced by Tyler Perry/Mark E. Swinton/Will Areu/Michelle Sneed Music by Jay Weigel Cinematography by Terrence Burke Edited by Larry Sexton You walk into a McDonald’s because you’re hungry and you don’t feel like going through the trouble of cooking for yourself […]

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Joker

2019 Warner Bros./DC Films/Joint Effort/Bron Creative/Village Roadshow Pictures Directed by Todd Phillips Produced by Todd Phillips/Bradley Cooper/Emma Tillinger Koskoff Written by Todd Phillips/Scott Silver Based on Characters appearing in DC Comics Music by Hildur Guoandottir   Cinematography by Lawrence Sher Edited by Jeff Groth In 1989, DC Comics created their “Elseworlds” imprint which allowed comic […]

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Us

2019 Blumhouse Productions/Monkeypaw Productions/Universal Pictures Written and Directed by Jordan Peele Produced by Jordan Peele/Jason Blum/Ian Cooper/Sean McKittrick Cinematography by Mike Gioulakis Edited by Nicholas Monsour Music by Michael Abels Saying that fans of Jordan Peele were anxiously waiting for his follow-up to “Get Out” is a serious understatement. “Get Out” was such a cultural/entertainment […]

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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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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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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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Isle Of The Dead

1945 RKO RADIO PICTURES Directed by Mark Robson Produced by Val Lewton Written by Ardel Wray Music by Leigh Harline Cinematography by Jack MacKenzie Edited by Lyle Boyer Those of you who are fans of horror movies are probably well acquainted with the career of Val Lewton. Even though he didn’t direct any of his […]

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The Circle

2017 Image Nation Abu Dhabi/Playtone/Europa Corp/STX Entertainment Directed by James Ponsoldt Produced by Anthony Bregman/Gary Goetzman/Tom Hanks/James Ponsoldt Screenplay by James Ponsoldt/Dave Eggers Based on “The Circle” by Dave Eggers You know what THE CIRCLE could have used? Paddy Chayefsky. See, he understood satire. As anybody who has seen “Network” and “The Hospital” can attest […]

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Life

2017 Columbia Pictures/Skydance Media Directed by Daniel Espinosa Produced by David Ellison/Dana Goldberg/Bonnie/Julie Lynn Written by Rhett Reese/Paul Wernick See, it’s a good thing that I let a couple of hours pass by between my seeing a movie and writing a review. Because if I had written a review of LIFE right after coming out […]

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Miracle Mile

1988 Hemdale Film Corporation Written and Directed by Steven De Jarnatt Produced by John Daly/Derek Gibson Music by Tangerine Dream Okay. Two things before I get into the story synopsis and summery part of the review. Bear with me for a bit, okay? First off, I do not care a poobah’s pizzle about spoilers. Really, […]

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