American Made

2017 Universal Pictures/Cross Creek Pictures/Imagine Entertainment/Quadrant Pictures/Vendian Entertainment/Kylin Pictures Directed by Doug Liman Produced by Brian Grazer/Brian Oliver/Tyler Thompson/Doug Davison/Kim Roth Written by Gary Spinelli Having pretty much devoted himself to action movies for the last decade or so it’s easy to forget that Tom Cruise was once regarded as one hell of a dramatic […]

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The Ten Commandments

1956 Paramount Pictures Directed and Narrated by Cecil B. DeMille Produced by Cecil B. DeMille and Henry Wilcoxon Screenplay by Aeneas MacKenzie, Jesse L. Lasky, Jr., Jack Gariss and Fredric M. Frank Based on “Prince of Egypt” by Dorothy Clarke Wilson “Pillar of Fire: by J.H. Ingraham “On Eagle’s Wings” by A.E. Southon and The […]

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True Confessions

1981 United Artists Directed by Ulu Grosbard Produced by Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler Written by Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunn Based on the novel “True Confessions” by John Gregory Dunn Music by Georges Delerue Cinematography by Owen Roizman Edited by Lynzee Klingman Hard as it is to believe, Robert DeNiro and Robert Duvall […]

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The Bourne Legacy

2012 Universal Pictures Directed by Tony Gilroy Produced by Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley Screenplay by Tony Gilroy and Dan Gilroy Based on a story by Tony Gilroy Inspired by The Bourne Series written by Robert Ludlum Cinematography by Robert Elswit Edited by John Gilroy Music by James Newton Howard I will give THE BOURNE […]

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Primary Colors

1998 Universal Studios Directed by Mike Nichols Produced by Mike Nichols, Jonathan Krane and Neil Machlis Screenplay by Elaine May Based on “Primary Colors” by Joe Klein Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus Edited by Arthur Schmidt Music by Ry Cooder A lot of you reading this review won’t remember the controversy and hullabaloo when PRIMARY COLORS hit […]

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The Ides of March

2011 Columbia Pictures Directed by George Clooney Produced by George Clooney, Brian Heslov and Brian Oliver Screenplay by George Clooney and Brian Heslov Based on the play “Farragut North” by Beau Willimo A movie like THE IDES OF MARCH couldn’t have come along at a better time.  What with the country being so politically divided […]

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A Face In The Crowd

  1957 Warner Brothers Produced and Directed by Elia Kazan Written by Budd Schulberg based on his story “The Arkansas Traveler Music by Tom Glazer Cinematography by Gayne Rescher/Harry Stradling, Sr. Edited by Gene Milford Every once in a while I’ll run across a movie that’s a real eye-opener in terms of subject material and […]

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