Shaft

  2019 New Line Cinema/Davis Entertainment/Khalabo Ink Society/Warner Bros. Pictures Directed by Tim Story Produced by John Davis Music by Christopher Lennertz Cinematography by Larry Blanford Edited by Conrad Buff IV Screenplay by Kenya Barris/Alex Barnow Based on “Shaft” by Ernest Tidyman Let’s get what I think are the two most important things out of […]

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Blade Runner 2049

Alcon Entertainment/Columbia Pictures/Scott Free Productions/Torridon Films/16:14 Entertainment/Thunderbird Entertainment/Warner Bros./Sony Pictures Directed by Denis Villeneueve Produced by Andrew A. Kosove/Broderick Johnson/Bud Yorkin/Cynthia Sikes Yorkin Screenplay by Hampton Fancher/Michael Green Story by Hampton Fancher Based on characters from “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by Philip K. Dick I would STRONGLY suggest that if you have not […]

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Black Eye

1974 Warner Bros. Directed by Jack Arnold Produced by Pat Rooney Written by Mark Haggard Based on the novel “Murder on the Wild Side” by Jeff Jacks One can be forgiven for passing up on watching BLACK EYE, thinking it just another typical Blaxploitation action thriller due to the title and because it stars Blaxploitation […]

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Shaft In Africa

1973 MGM/Warner Bros. Directed by John Guillermin Produced by Roger Lewis Written by Stirling Silliphant Based on characters created by Ernest Tidyman Music by Johnny Pate Cinematography by Marcel Grignon Edited by Max Benedict For a character who is usually described as being “the black James Bond” John Shaft actually didn’t do a lot of […]

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Shaft’s Big Score!

1972 MGM/Warner Bros. Directed and Music by Gordon Parks Produced and Written by Ernest Tidyman Cinematography by Urs Furrer Edited by Harry Howard There’s no way to accurately describe exactly how much of a huge impact the original “Shaft” had when it hit movie screens back in 1971. I was too young to see it […]

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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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Zero Effect

1998 Columbia Pictures Directed and Written by Jake Kasdan Produced by Lisa Henson Cinematography by Bill Pope Edited by Tara Timpone Music by Stewart Copeland/The Greyboy Allstars “TV pilot on steroids” is a phrase you’ve probably heard me throw around either here at The Ferguson Theater or on an episode of Better In The Dark. […]

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