Hell On The Border

2019 Lionsgate Written and Directed by Wes Miller Produced by Curtis Nichouls/Henry Penzi/Sasha Yelaun Music by Sid De La Cruz/Savannah Latham Cinematography by Michael Brouphy Edited by Rowan Maher In the space of a decade give or take two or three years, Bass Reeves has gone from being the most famous lawman of The Old […]

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The Two Killings of Sam Cooke

2019 All Rise Films/Triage Entertainment/Netflix Directed by Kelly Duane De La Vega Written and Created by Jeff Zimbalist & Michael Zimbalist Produced by Max Landes Edited by Inbal B. Lessner/Katrina Taylor I’ve been told I have excellent taste in music. If so, I have to credit that to my parents, Leroy and Corine Ferguson who […]

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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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Yancy Derringer

Sharpe-Lewis/Derringer Productions/Official Films/Peter Rodgers Productions Original Run: October 1958-June 1959 34 Episodes Before I get into the review of YANCY DERRINGER I’d like to take a few words to explain why I love the Pulp Genre, both Classic and New so much and why I write what has been termed New Pulp. It’s very simple: […]

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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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Victoria & Abdul

2017 BBC Films/Perfect World Pictures/Working Title Films/Cross Street Films/Focus Features/Universal Pictures Directed by Stephen Frears Produced by Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner/Beeban Kidron/Tracey Seeward Screenplay by Lee Hall Based on “Victoria & Abdul” by Shrabani Basu I have no idea if British cinema invented the period costume drama (that is a genre, right?) but they know how […]

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