Love & Sex

2000 Lions Gate Directed and Written by Valerie Breiman Produced by Martin J. Barab, Darris Hatch and Brad Wyman Music by Pierpaolo Tiano/Billy White Acre Cinematography by Adam Kane Edited by Martin Apelbaum Either I’m getting old, soft in the head or just downright developing a conscience. That’s the only thing that can explain my […]

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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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China Girl

1987 Vestron Pictures Directed by Abel Ferrara Produced by Michael Nozik Written by Nicholas St. John Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli Edited by Anthony Redman Music by Joe Delia Here’s a bit of advice for all you aspiring directors: if you’re going to have scenes in your movies where the main characters dance it’s a good […]

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Rock & Rule

1983 Nelvana Directed by Clive A. Smith Produced by Michael Hirsh and Patrick Loubert Screenplay by John Halfpenny and Peter Sauder Cinematography by Lenora Hume Edited by G. Scott LaBarge Back in the 1980’s there were three notable animated movies that hit the theaters. Well, actually two of them as the movie we’re talking about […]

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Under The Cherry Moon

1986 Warner Bros. Directed by Prince Produced by Robert Cavallo, Stephen Fargnoli and Joseph Ruffalo Written by Becky Johnston Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus Edited by Eva Gardos/Rebecca Ross Music by Prince and The Revolution As long as UNDER THE CHERRY MOON stays with being a playful, goofy romantic musical set in the south of France […]

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Hope Springs

2012 Columbia Pictures Directed by David Frankel Produced by Todd Black and Guymon Casady Written by Vanessa Taylor Cinematography by Florian Ballhaus Edited by Steven Weisberg Music by Theodore Shapiro I’m highly reluctant to describe HOPE SPRINGS as a “romantic comedy” because it’s nowhere near as brain dead as 90% of the movies in that […]

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

2012 Fox Searchlight Pictures Directed by John Madden Produced by Graham Broadbent Written by Ol Parker Based on “These Foolish Things” by Deborah Moggach Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel) is way in over his head but he’s got enthusiasm, confidence and pluck enough to fill Yankee Stadium.  He’s inherited a dilapidated business from his deceased father, […]

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Assassination Tango

2002 United Artists/American Zoetrope Written and Directed by Robert Duvall Produced by Robert Duvall and Rob Carliner It’s kinda difficult to categorize exactly what ASSASSINATION TANGO is all about.  It’s got Old Time Tough gangsters, hit men and political intrigue.  It’s also got beautiful women and handsome men in Buenos Aires dancing the tango.  A […]

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Mad Monster Party

1967 Embassy Pictures Directed by Jules Bass Produced by Joseph E. Levine Written by Harvey Kurtzman and Len Koroban Music by Maury Laws/Jules Bass Cinematography by Tadahito Mochinaga Growing up in Brooklyn during the 70’s we didn’t have all the platforms available that we have now to watch movies whenever we want.  The concept of […]

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Mary Reilly

1996 TriStar Directed by Stephen Frears Produced by Norma Heyman, Nancy Graham Tanen and Ned Tanen Screenplay by Christopher Hampton Based on the novel by Valerie Martin Music by George Fenton Cinematography by Phillipe Rousselot Edited by Leslie Walker I’ve never been much impressed by Julia Roberts in terms of her looks as she resembles […]

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