Mean Johnny Barrows

1976 Ramana Productions/Po’ Boy Productions Directed by Fred Williamson Written by Jolivett Cato/Charles Walker Music by Coleridge Taylor-Perkinson Here’s the thing that made Fred Williamson stand out from other male Blaxploitation stars of the 1970s: even then he wasn’t satisfied with just acting in those violent action thrillers. Even then he had an eye toward […]

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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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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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D.C. Cab

  1983 Universal Pictures/The Guber-Peters Company/RKO Pictures Directed by Joel Schumacher Produced by Topper Carew Screenplay by Joel Schumacher Story by Topper Carew/Joel Schumacher Music by Giorgio Moroder Cinematography by Dean Cundey Edited by David E. Blewitt Recently I was involved in a discussion in a Facebook group about the animated television show “Archer” where […]

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John Wick: Chapter 3-Parabellum

2019 Thunder Road Pictures/87Eleven Productions/Summit Entertainment Directed by Chad Stahelski Produced by Basil Iwanyk/Eric Lee Screenplay by Derek Kolstad/Shay Hatten/Chris Collins/Marc Abrams Story by Derek Kolstad Music by Tyler Bates/Joel J. Richard Cinematography by Dan Laustsen Edited by Evan Schiff There’re many things I like about the “John Wick” series but the one thing near […]

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