Point Blank: A Mark Bousquet Review

An intense meditation on manhood and loneliness, POINT BLANK is a stylish thriller directed by John Boorman and starring Lee Marvin. An adaptation of Donald Westlake’s first Parker novel, The Hunter, Marvin growls and stares and sulks his way through one of his best pictures. Walker (renamed from the novel) is tough guy criminal who’s […]

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Ratched: S1

2020 Netflix/Further Films/Lighthouse Management+Media/Ryan Murphy Television/ Created by Evan Romansky Developed by Ryan Murphy Music by Mac Quayle Based on the character of Nurse Ratched from “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kesey and from the Saul Zaentz Company motion picture of the same title 8 Episodes Merriam-Webster defines Grand Guignol as being […]

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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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The Brave One

2007 Warner Bros. Directed by Neil Jordan Produced by Susan Downey and Joel Silver Written by Roderick Taylor, Bruce A. Taylor and Cynthia Mort Music by Dario Marianelli Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot Edited by Tony Lawson Maybe because she’s been around for so long we tend to take Jodie Foster for granted and forget just how […]

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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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Reflections In A Golden Eye

1967 Warner Bros/Seven Arts Directed by John Huston Produced by John Huston and Ray Stark Written by Gladys Hill and Chapman Mortimer Based on the novel by Carson McCullers Music by Toshiro Mayumazi Cinematography by Aldo Tonti Edited by Russell Lloyd I never fail to be astonished, amazed and downright gobsmacked by the movies of […]

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Oblivion

2013 Universal Pictures Directed by Joseph Kosinski Produced by David Fincher, Peter Chernin and Ryan Kavanaugh Screenplay by William Monahan, Karl Gajdusek and Michael Arndt Based on “Oblivion” by Joseph Kosinski and Arvid Nelson Cinematography by Claudio Miranda Edited by Richard Francis-Bruce Music by M83/Joseph Trapanese I get what OBLIVION is trying to do. Or […]

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