Joker

2019 Warner Bros./DC Films/Joint Effort/Bron Creative/Village Roadshow Pictures Directed by Todd Phillips Produced by Todd Phillips/Bradley Cooper/Emma Tillinger Koskoff Written by Todd Phillips/Scott Silver Based on Characters appearing in DC Comics Music by Hildur Guoandottir   Cinematography by Lawrence Sher Edited by Jeff Groth In 1989, DC Comics created their “Elseworlds” imprint which allowed comic […]

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Us

2019 Blumhouse Productions/Monkeypaw Productions/Universal Pictures Written and Directed by Jordan Peele Produced by Jordan Peele/Jason Blum/Ian Cooper/Sean McKittrick Cinematography by Mike Gioulakis Edited by Nicholas Monsour Music by Michael Abels Saying that fans of Jordan Peele were anxiously waiting for his follow-up to “Get Out” is a serious understatement. “Get Out” was such a cultural/entertainment […]

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The Hard Way

1979 Incorporated Television Company Directed and Produced by Michael Dryhurst Executive Producer: John Boorman Screenplay by Kevin Grogan/Richard F. Tombleson It’s not an original story for a crime thriller. An aging hitman wants to retire and live out the rest of his days in peace and isolation, quietly contemplating a life wasted. But his boss […]

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The City of The Dead (Horror Hotel)

1960 Vulcan Films Directed by John Llewellyn Moxley Produced by Max Rosenberg/Milton Subotsky Screenplay by George Baxt Story by Milton Subotsky A beautiful young woman travels to a remote, strange hotel. At this hotel she encounters the hotel owner/manager who is shall we say…odd in behavior and demeanor. The young woman is brutally and horrifically […]

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Isle Of The Dead

1945 RKO RADIO PICTURES Directed by Mark Robson Produced by Val Lewton Written by Ardel Wray Music by Leigh Harline Cinematography by Jack MacKenzie Edited by Lyle Boyer Those of you who are fans of horror movies are probably well acquainted with the career of Val Lewton. Even though he didn’t direct any of his […]

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Life

2017 Columbia Pictures/Skydance Media Directed by Daniel Espinosa Produced by David Ellison/Dana Goldberg/Bonnie/Julie Lynn Written by Rhett Reese/Paul Wernick See, it’s a good thing that I let a couple of hours pass by between my seeing a movie and writing a review. Because if I had written a review of LIFE right after coming out […]

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Get Out

2017 Blumhouse Productions/QC Entertainment/Universal Pictures Directed and Written by Jordan Peele Produced by Jason Blum/Edward H. Hamm, Jr./Sean McKittrick/Jordan Peele Music by Michael Abels Cinematography by Toby Oliver Edited by Gregory Plotkin Years and years ago I was having a discussion with a Caucasian friend of mine. Over copious amounts of alcoholic beverages we discussed […]

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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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Gone Girl

2014 20th Century Fox Directed by David Fincher Produced by Leslie Dixon, Bruna Papandrea, Reese Witherspoon and Cean Chaffin Screenplay by Gillian Flynn based on her novel “Gone Girl” One of my favorite sayings is that all too often, Christians and married people are not the best advertisers of their own product. I have no […]

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The Brave One

2007 Warner Bros. Directed by Neil Jordan Produced by Susan Downey and Joel Silver Written by Roderick Taylor, Bruce A. Taylor and Cynthia Mort Music by Dario Marianelli Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot Edited by Tony Lawson Maybe because she’s been around for so long we tend to take Jodie Foster for granted and forget just how […]

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