The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

2019 Participant Media/BBC Films/British Film Institute/Potboiler Productions/Netflix Directed and Screenplay by Chiwetel Ejiofor Produced by Andrea Calderwood/Gail Egan Based on “The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind” by William Kamkwamba/Brian Mealer Cinematography by Dick Pope Edited by Valerio Bonelli Music by Antonio Pinto I’ve been a fan of Chiwetel Ejiofor since I saw him in the […]

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Doctor Strange

2017 Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studios Directed by Scott Derrickson Produced by Kevin Feige Written by Jon Spaihts/Scott Derrickson/C, Robert Cargill Based on “Doctor Strange” by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Fourteen movies into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and for me the question is not if/when Marvel Studios will make a bad movie. It’s if they […]

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12 Years A Slave

2013 Regency Enterprises/Film4/Plan B Entertainment Directed by Steve McQueen Produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Bill Pohlad Screenplay by John Ridley Based on “Twelve Years A Slave” by Solomon Northup Music by Hans Zimmer Cinematography by Sean Bobbitt Edited by Joe Walker Let me say this up front so that you won’t waste your […]

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Dirty Pretty Things

2002 BBC Films/Miramax Directed by Stephen Frears Written by Steven Knight Produced by Robert Jones and Tracey Seaward Music by Nathan Larsen Cinematography by Chris Menges Edited by Mick Audsley One of the things that made “Serenity” so memorable was the performance of Chiwetel Ejiofor as The Operative, the movie’s main bad guy.  Even though […]

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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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