Juanita

2019 Homegrown Pictures/Mandalay Pictures/Netflix Directed by Clark Johnson Produced by Stephanie Allain/Jason Michael Berman/Mel Jones Screenplay by Roderick Spencer Based on “Dancing on the Edge of the Roof” by Sheila Williams Cinematography by Luc Montpellier Edited by Cindy Mollo Music by Kevin Lax The main character in JUANITA does something that I’ve heard a lot […]

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Crazy Rich Asians

2018 SK Global Entertainment/Color Force/Ivanhoe Pictures/Electric Somewhere/Warner Bros. Directed by Jon M. Chu Produced by Nina Jacobson/Brad Simpson/Penotti Screenplay by Peter Chiarelli/Adele Lim Based on “Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan Music by Brian Tyler I knew that director Jon M. Chu knew what he was doing in the first five minutes of CRAZY RICH […]

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Book Club

2018 June Pictures/Paramount Pictures Directed by Bill Holderman Produced by Andrew Duncan/Erin Simms/Bill Holderman/Alex Saks Screenplay by Bill Holderman/Erin Simms You may not have read any of the books in the trilogy or seen any of the movies adapted from the books but I would say it’s a fairly safe bet you’ve heard of the […]

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The Shape of Water

2017 TSG Entertainment/Double Dare You Productions/Fox Searchlight Pictures  Directed by Guillermo del Toro Produced by Guillermo del Toro/J. Miles Dale Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro/Vanessa Taylor Story by Guillermo del Toro So we’re out shopping, Patricia and I. Not really for anything special, mind you. More to get out of the house than anything else. […]

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Our Souls At Night

2017 Netflix Directed by Ritesh Batra Produced by Robert Redford/Erin Sims/Finola Dwyer Written by Scott Neusatadter/Michael A. Weber Based on the novel “Our Souls at Night” written by Kent Haruf Here’s the thing: yes, I could have watched OUR SOULS AT NIGHT while I was in my 20s and 30s and appreciated it for the […]

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Valley Of The Dolls

1967 20th Century Fox Directed by Mark Robson Produced by David Weisbart Screenplay by Helen Deutsch/Dorothy Kingsley/Harlan Ellison (uncredited) Based on the novel “Valley of The Dolls” by Jacqueline Susann Music by John Williams Songs by Andre Previn & Dory Previn People always give me The Look when during a discussion about movies I mention […]

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Miracle Mile

1988 Hemdale Film Corporation Written and Directed by Steven De Jarnatt Produced by John Daly/Derek Gibson Music by Tangerine Dream Okay. Two things before I get into the story synopsis and summery part of the review. Bear with me for a bit, okay? First off, I do not care a poobah’s pizzle about spoilers. Really, […]

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