The Black Cat

1934 Universal Pictures Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer Produced by E.M. Asher Screenplay by Peter Ruric Story by Edgar G. Ulmer/Peter Ruric  You want to know how twisted 1934’s THE BLACK CAT is? Besides the Satanism cult, human sacrifice and necrophilia fetishism? Mollyfoggin’ Bela Lugosi is the hero of this movie. Seriously. When you’re a […]

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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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Crazy As Hell

2002 Humble Journey Films/Loose Screw Films Directed by Eriq La Salle Produced by Butch Robinson/Michael Huens Written by Jeremy Leven based on his novel: “Satan, His Psychotherapy and Cure by the Unfortunate Dr. Kassler, J.S.P.S.” Music by Billy Childs Cinematography by George Mooradian Edited by Troy Takaki See, the problem isn’t finding black characters in […]

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Mr. Holmes

2015 AI Film/BBC Films/FilmNation Entertainment/Archer Gray productions/See-Saw Films/Miramax/Roadside Attractions Directed by Bill Condon Produced by Anne Carey/Iain Canning/Emile Sherman Screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher Based on “A Slight Trick of the Mind” by Mitch Cullin Sherlock Holmes is a character that reminds me of Batman in a lot of ways and not just because they’re both […]

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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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Suddenly, Last Summer

1959 Columbia Pictures Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz Produced by Sam Spiegel Screenplay by Gore Vidal and Tennessee Williams Based on the play “Suddenly, Last Summer” by Tennessee Williams Music by Buxton Orr/Malcolm Arnold Cinematography by Jack Hildyard Edited by William Hornbeck/Thomas Stanford Elizabeth Taylor is an actress who I’m just now finding who new […]

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The Fabulous World Of Jules Verne

1958 Ceskoslovensky Statni Filmexport/Warner Brothers (U.S. release) Directed by Karel Zeman Produced by Zdenek Novak Written by Karle Zeman, Frantisek Hrubin, Jiri Brdecka and Milan Vacha Based on “Facing The Flag” by Jules Verne Music by Zdenek Liska Cinematography by Jiri Taranik/Bohuslav Pikhart/Antonin Horak God bless the Internet is all I have to say. Sure, […]

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Dark City: The Director’s Cut

1998 New Line Cinema Directed by Alex Proyas Produced by Alex Proyas and Andrew Mason Screenplay by Alex Proyas, David S. Goyer and Lem Dobbs Based on a story by Alex Proyas Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski Edited by Dov Hoenig Music by Trevor Jones A man (Rufus Sewell) wakes up in a tub full of […]

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Hammett

1982 American Zoetrope/Orion Pictures/Warner Bros./Paramount Pictures Directed by Wim Wenders Produced by Francis Ford Coppola Screenplay by Ross Thomas and Dennis O’Flaherty Adaptation by Thomas Pope Based on the novel “Hammett” by Joe Gores Cinematography by Joseph Biroc Edited by Janice Hampton/Marc Laub/Robert Q. Lovett/Randy Roberts Music by John Barry I want you guys to […]

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Sunset

1988 TriStar Pictures Directed by Blake Edwards Produced by Tony Adams Screenplay by Blake Edwards Story by Rod Amateau Cinematography by Anthony B. Richmond Music by Henry Mancini Edited by Robert Pergament Some movies I can just never figure out why they become major hits at the box office while a movie like SUNSET goes […]

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