The Hateful Eight

2015 Film Colony/The Weinstein Company Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino Music by Ennio Morricone Cinematography by Robert Richardson Produced by Richard N. Gladstein/Shannon McIntosh/Stacey Sher I frequently get into arguments with people who tell me that in order for them to enjoy a book or movie or TV show they have to be able […]

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Django Unchained

2012 Columbia Pictures Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino Produced by Reginald Hudlin, Stacey Sher and Pilar Savone Cinematography by Robert Richardson Edited by Fred Raskin At the end of the day after we’ve finally put to bed all the complaints about Quentin Tarantino’s use of the word ‘nigger’, the stylized ultra-violence and placing the […]

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Once Upon A Time In The West

1969 Paramount Pictures Directed by Sergio Leone Produced by Bino Cicogna Written by Dario Argento, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sergio Leone and Sergio Donatti Music by Ennio Morricone Three men wait a remote train station.  One man (Al Mulock) endlessly cracks his knuckles.  The second man (Woody Strode) stands underneath a leak in the water tower. Eventually […]

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My Name Is Nobody

1973 Paramount Home Entertainment Produced by Fulvio Morsella Directed by Tonio Valerii Screenplay by Ernesto Gastaldi Based on a story by Fulvio Morsella and Ernesto Gastald As will usually happen to a writer, people will always ask me what my influences are.  And I name various writers and genres and then I mention spaghetti westerns […]

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Priest

2011 Screen Gems Directed by Scott Stewart Produced by Michael DeLuca Written by Cory Goodman Based on the comic book series created by Min-Woo Hyung Music by Christopher Young Cinematography by Don Burgess Edited by Lisa Zeno Churgin I have no idea why a movie like PRIEST didn’t click with audiences.  It almost got by […]

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Serenity

2005 Universal Written and Directed by Joss Whedon Produced by Barry Mendel Music by David Newman Cinematography by Jack Green Edited by Lisa Lassek Joss Whedon’s pulled off something only a few creators before him did.  He created a science fiction show that so captivated the imagination of viewers world wide that ‘cult’ doesn’t even […]

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