Joker

2019 Warner Bros./DC Films/Joint Effort/Bron Creative/Village Roadshow Pictures Directed by Todd Phillips Produced by Todd Phillips/Bradley Cooper/Emma Tillinger Koskoff Written by Todd Phillips/Scott Silver Based on Characters appearing in DC Comics Music by Hildur Guoandottir   Cinematography by Lawrence Sher Edited by Jeff Groth In 1989, DC Comics created their “Elseworlds” imprint which allowed comic […]

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Us

2019 Blumhouse Productions/Monkeypaw Productions/Universal Pictures Written and Directed by Jordan Peele Produced by Jordan Peele/Jason Blum/Ian Cooper/Sean McKittrick Cinematography by Mike Gioulakis Edited by Nicholas Monsour Music by Michael Abels Saying that fans of Jordan Peele were anxiously waiting for his follow-up to “Get Out” is a serious understatement. “Get Out” was such a cultural/entertainment […]

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Batman: City of Scars

2010 Bat In The Sun Written and Directed by Aaron Schoenke Produced by Aaron and Sean Schoenke Based on characters created by Bob Kane Being a long time fan of “Star Trek” I’ve long thought that Paramount was really doing themselves a disservice in regards to the short films made by fans. There’s a tremendous […]

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Isle Of The Dead

1945 RKO RADIO PICTURES Directed by Mark Robson Produced by Val Lewton Written by Ardel Wray Music by Leigh Harline Cinematography by Jack MacKenzie Edited by Lyle Boyer Those of you who are fans of horror movies are probably well acquainted with the career of Val Lewton. Even though he didn’t direct any of his […]

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Get Out

2017 Blumhouse Productions/QC Entertainment/Universal Pictures Directed and Written by Jordan Peele Produced by Jason Blum/Edward H. Hamm, Jr./Sean McKittrick/Jordan Peele Music by Michael Abels Cinematography by Toby Oliver Edited by Gregory Plotkin Years and years ago I was having a discussion with a Caucasian friend of mine. Over copious amounts of alcoholic beverages we discussed […]

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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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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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Sometimes Salvation

2015 Global View Productions Written and Directed by Thor Moreno Produced by Annette Duffy/Chris McAninch It says somewhere in The Gospel of Matthew that God causes rain to fall on the righteous and unrighteous. And that’s a pretty good way to describe the Film Noir genre because in Film Noir movies really bad things happen […]

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