Silver Linings Playbook

2012 The Weinstein Company Screenplay and Directed by David O. Russell Executive Producer: Jonathan Gordon Produced by Bruce Cohen and Donna Gigliotti Based on the novel “The Silver Linings Playbook” by Matthew Quick The first twenty minutes or so into SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK I fidgeted, I admit it. But that’s because I couldn’t tell which […]

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Excalibur

1981 Orion Pictures/Warner Bros. Produced and Directed by John Boorman Screenplay by John Boorman and Rospo Pallenberg Based on “Le Morte d’Arthur” by Thomas Malory Cinematography by Alex Thomson Edited by John Merritt Music by Trevor Jones The 1980’s was a rich and fertile time for heroic fantasy/sword and sorcery films. The original “Clash of […]

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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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Safety Not Guaranteed

2012 FilmDistrict Directed by Colin Trevorrow Produced by Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass Written by Derek Connolly “Wanted: Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You’ll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. I have only done this once before. Safety not guaranteed.” This is […]

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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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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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