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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The Hateful Eight

2015 Film Colony/The Weinstein Company Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino Music by Ennio Morricone Cinematography by Robert Richardson Produced by Richard N. Gladstein/Shannon McIntosh/Stacey Sher I frequently get into arguments with people who tell me that in order for them to enjoy a book or movie or TV show they have to be able […]

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Gone Girl

2014 20th Century Fox Directed by David Fincher Produced by Leslie Dixon, Bruna Papandrea, Reese Witherspoon and Cean Chaffin Screenplay by Gillian Flynn based on her novel “Gone Girl” One of my favorite sayings is that all too often, Christians and married people are not the best advertisers of their own product. I have no […]

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The Brave One

2007 Warner Bros. Directed by Neil Jordan Produced by Susan Downey and Joel Silver Written by Roderick Taylor, Bruce A. Taylor and Cynthia Mort Music by Dario Marianelli Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot Edited by Tony Lawson Maybe because she’s been around for so long we tend to take Jodie Foster for granted and forget just how […]

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True Confessions

1981 United Artists Directed by Ulu Grosbard Produced by Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler Written by Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunn Based on the novel “True Confessions” by John Gregory Dunn Music by Georges Delerue Cinematography by Owen Roizman Edited by Lynzee Klingman Hard as it is to believe, Robert DeNiro and Robert Duvall […]

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