Sylvie’s Love

2020 Jam21 Entertainment/Seven Word Letter Films/Amazon Studios Written and Directed by Eugene Ashe Produced by Eugene Ashe/Nnamdi Asomugha/Gabrielle Glore/Jonathan Baker/Matthew Thurm Music by Fabrice Lecomte Cinematography by Declan Quinn Edited by Dana Congdon While it isn’t necessary to be familiar with the films of Douglas Sirk to enjoy SYLVIE’S LOVE it also doesn’t hurt to […]

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The Peanut Butter Falcon

2019 Armory Films/Lucky Treehouse/Bona Fide Productions/Endeavor Content/Roadside Attractions Directed and Written by Tyler Nilson/Michael Schwartz Produced by Albert Berger/Christopher Lemole/Lije Sarki/David Theis/Ron Yerxa/ Music by Zachary Dawes/Noam Pikelny/Jonathan Sadoff/Gabe Witcher Cinematography by Nigel Bluck Edited by Kevin Tent/Nathaniel Fuller Zak (Zack Gottsagen) is in his 20s yet lives in a state-run facility for the elderly […]

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Brown Paper Bag

2019 Knuckle Sandwich Productions/Indie Rights Written and Directed by Detdrich McClure Produced by David Douglas/Kiarra Graves/Raymond James Herrera/LaCora Stephens/Detdrich McClure Music by Jairo Duarte-Lopez/Michael Eremiasova Cinematography by Adam Gan Edited by Brian Uskokovich When Patricia and I get together in the evenings to watch a movie I like to let her pick what we watch. […]

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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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Happy Death Day 2U

2019 Blumhouse Productions/Universal Pictures Written and Directed by Christopher Landon Produced by Jason Blum Based on characters created by Scott Lobdell Cinematography by Toby Oliver Edited by Ben Baudhuin Music by Bear McCreary One thing I love about the two “Happy Death Day” movies is that they are not ashamed of or try to hide […]

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Gone Too Far!

  2013 Poisson Rouge Pictures/FilmOne Distribution Directed by Destiny Ekarahga Produced by Christopher Granier-Deferre Written by Bola Agbaje based on her play “Gone Too Far!” Music by Rhys Adams Cinematography by Stil Williams Edited by Anna Dick There’s a scene in GONE TOO FAR! where three black London youths (well one of them actually looks […]

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This Is Martin Bonner

2013 Monteray Media Written and Directed by Chad Hartigan Produced by Cherie Saulter You’ve probably been reading my reviews for a while. At least I hope you have so you’re aware that my taste in movies tend to run toward action/adventure, science fiction, crime…mostly movies with a lotta running around, yelling, fighting, stuff blowing and […]

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