The Driver

1978                            20th Century Fox Produced by Lawrence Gordon Written And Directed by Walter Hill Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop Edited by Tina Hirsch/Robert K. Lambert Music by Michael Small Some time back I wrote of review of the existential car chase thriller “Vanishing Point” and I received an email from a gentleman (at least I […]

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Dogville

2003                            Canal+France 3 Cinema/Lion’s Gate Entertainment Written and Directed by Lars Von Trier Produced by Vibeke Windelov Lars Von Trier is a director whose work I’ve enjoyed for a whole lot of years now.  His movies aren’t easy to sit through and they defy conventional description and indeed, I’ve tried explaining some of the plots […]

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Hulk

2003 Universal Pictures/Marvel Enterprises  Directed by Ang Lee Produced by Avi Arad, Larry J. Franco, Gale Anne Hurd, James Schamus, Stan Lee, Kevin Feige Screenplay by James Schamus, Michael France, John Turman Based on “The Incredible Hulk” created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby   Comic book fans.  God bless ‘em.  Somebody better bless ‘em […]

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Lost Highway

1997 October Films Produced by Deepak Nayar, Tom Sternberg and Mary Sweeney Directed by David Lynch Written by David Lynch and Barry Gifford Music by Angelo Bandalamenti Cinematography by Peter Deming Edited by Mary Sweeney The word genius is thrown around far too often for my taste but in the case of David Lynch I […]

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In A Lonely Place

1950 Columbia Pictures Directed by Nicholas Ray Produced by Robert Lord Screenplay by Andrew Solt Based on the novel by Dorothy B. Hughes Music by George Antheil Cinematography by Burnett Guffey Edited by Viola Lawrence Let’s face it; it’s not easy to make movies about writers. At the end of the day a writer’s job […]

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Mister Buddwing

 1966 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Directed by Delbert Mann Produced by Delbert Mann and Douglas Lawrence Screenplay by Dale Wasserman Based on the novel “Buddwing” by Evan Hunter Music by Kenyon Hopkins Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks Edited by Fredric Steinkamp James Garner was one of the most liked, best respected and just plain real people working in Hollywood […]

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The X-Files: I Want To Believe

2008 20th Century Fox Directed by Chris Carter Produced and Written by Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz Based on the television show “The X-Files” Music by Mark Snow Cinematography by Bill Roe Edited by Richard Harris To be totally fair with you guys I think I should say right up front that I was never […]

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