The Grand Budapest Hotel

2014 American Empirical Pictures/Fox Searchlight Studios Directed by and Screenplay by Wes Anderson Produced by Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steve M. Rales and Scott Rudin Story by Wes Anderson and Hugo Guiness Music by Alexandre Desplat Cinematography by Robert Yeoman Edited by Barney Pilling One of the main characters in THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL works […]

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The Wolf Of Wall Street

2013 Paramount Pictures Directed by Martin Scorsese Produced by Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland, Emma Tillinger Koskoff Screenplay by Terence Winter Based on “The Wolf of Wall Street” by Jordan Belfort Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto Edited by Thelma Schoonmaker THE WOLF OF WALL STREET marked the fifth movie Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio […]

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The Assassination Bureau (LTD)

THE ASSASSINATION BUREAU (LTD.) 1969 Paramount Pictures Directed by Basil Deardon Produced by Michael Relph Screenplay by Michael Relph and Wolf Mankowitz Based on the novel by Jack London and Robert L. Fish Music by Ron Grainer Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth Edited by Teddy Darvas “Professional assassination is the highest form of public service.” Chiun, […]

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The Apple

1979 Cannon Film Distributors Directed and Written by Menahem Golan Produced by Yoram Globus Music by George Clinton (and no, it’s not the one you’re thinking of)/Coby Recht/Songs by Iris Recht Cinematography by David Gurfinkle Edited by Alain Jakubowicz Once in a decade or so there comes a movie that is so astronomically bad that […]

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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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Primary Colors

1998 Universal Studios Directed by Mike Nichols Produced by Mike Nichols, Jonathan Krane and Neil Machlis Screenplay by Elaine May Based on “Primary Colors” by Joe Klein Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus Edited by Arthur Schmidt Music by Ry Cooder A lot of you reading this review won’t remember the controversy and hullabaloo when PRIMARY COLORS hit […]

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The Gong Show Movie

1980 Universal Pictures Directed by Chuck Barris Produced by Budd Granoff Written by Chuck Barris and Robert Downey Today our televisions are flooded with reality programming.  Programming that threatens the very fabric of American life and the sanctity of good Christian families.  The moral compass of our country has gone askew and it’s all because […]

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A Boy And His Dog

1975 LQ/JAF Written and Directed by L.Q. Jones Produced by Alvy Moore Based on the novella by Harlan Ellison Music by Tim McIntire/Ray Manzarek/Jaime Mendoza-Nava Cinematography by John Arthur Morrill Edited by Scott Conrad Science Fiction movies made today may be a lot of flash and spectacle, stuffed full of plastic characters with shallow motivations […]

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Bamboozled

2000 New Line Cinema Written and Directed by Spike Lee Produced by Kisha Imani Cameron, Jon Kilik and Spike Lee Music by Terence Blanchard Cinematography by Ellen Kuras Edited by Sam Pollard The last credit we see at the end of BAMBOOZLED is a dedication to Budd Schulberg.  It’s a dedication I found most appropriate […]

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