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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John Wick: Chapter 2

2017 Summit Entertainment/Thunder Road Pictures/87Eleven Productions Directed by Chad Stahelski Produced by Basil Iwanyk/Erica Lee Written by Derek Kolstad Music by Tyler Bates/Joel J. Richard Cinematography by Dan Laustsen Edited by Evan Schiff The first “John Wick” movie has astounding action, outrageous fight scenes, enough Gun Fu to satisfy John Woo and truly amazing stunts. […]

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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 City of The Dead (Horror Hotel)

1960 Vulcan Films Directed by John Llewellyn Moxley Produced by Max Rosenberg/Milton Subotsky Screenplay by George Baxt Story by Milton Subotsky A beautiful young woman travels to a remote, strange hotel. At this hotel she encounters the hotel owner/manager who is shall we say…odd in behavior and demeanor. The young woman is brutally and horrifically […]

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