The 10th Victim

1965 C.C. Champion/Les Films Concordia/Interfilm Directed by Elio Petri Produced by Carlo Ponti Screenplay by Tonino Guerra/Giorgio Salvioni/Ennio Flaiano/Elio Petri/Mickey Knox (English Dialog) Based on “The Seventh Victim” by Robert Sheckley I used to watch this movie a lot back in the 1970s when it was shown fairly often on Channel 9 here in Brooklyn, […]

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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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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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Love, Sex & Eating The Bones

LOVE, SEX & EATING THE BONES 2003 ThinkFilm/Velocity Home Entertainment Written and Directed by David “Sudz” Sutherland Produced by Jennifer Holness Watching movies recommended to you by your friends is always a tricky proposition, isn’t it? Mainly because people are so passionate about their movies that if they recommend one to you and you don’t […]

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Top Five

2014 Written and Directed by Chris Rock Produced by Eli Bush, Barry Diller and Scott Rudin IAC films/Scott Rudin Productions/Paramount Pictures “Sometimes it’s just a movie” “It’s never just a movie.” Those lines of dialog are spoken by the two main characters in one of the first scenes of TOP FIVE: The first line is spoken […]

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Into The Night

1985 Universal Pictures Directed by John Landis Produced by George Folsey, Jr and Ron Koslow Written by Ron Koslow Music by Ira Newborn Cinematography by Robert Paynter Edited by Malcolm Campbell INTO THE NIGHT is one of those movies that when I describe the plot and name the actors in this movie even my highly […]

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