28 Days Later

2002 Fox Searchlight Pictures Directed by Danny Boyle Produced by Andrew Macdonald Written by Alex Garland The world of 28 DAYS LATER will be very familiar to those of us who have watched End of the World classics such as “The World, the Flesh and The Devil” and “The Omega Man”.  People are fascinated by […]

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Colombiana

2011 TriStar Pictures Directed by Olivier Megaton Produced by Luc Besson Screenplay by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen It occurred to me about forty-five minutes into COLOMBIANA that when it came to casting, Luc Besson might conceivably have said to the casting director; “just find me the skinniest actress you can, doesn’t matter who […]

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3:10 To Yuma

2007 Lionsgate Films Directed by James Mangold Produced by Cathy Konrad Screenplay by Halsted Welles, Michael Brandt and Derek Haas Based on the short story by Elmore Leonard Those of you who have been reading these movie reviews for a while know that my favorite genre of movie is The Western.  I love movies, period […]

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88 Minutes

2008 TriStar Pictures Written by Gary Scott Thompson Produced and Directed by Jon Avnet When movie fans get together and start discussing the most influential and greatest actors ever, there’s an excellent chance that Al Pacino will be in the top five if not right at the top.  And with good reason.  If Al Pacino […]

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Three The Hard Way

1974 Allied Artists Produced by Harry Bernson Directed by Gordon Parks, Jr. Written by Eric Bercovici and Jerrold L. Ludwig Here’s where we throw anything resembling objective film criticism out of the window, friends.  You see, we’re dealing with THREE THE HARD WAY here, which is a top shelf example of the blaxploitation genre that […]

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Chilly Scenes Of Winter

1979 United Artists Films Directed by Joan Micklin Silver Produced by Mark Metcalf, Amy Robinson, Griffin Dunne Screenplay by Joan Micklin Silver Based on the novel by Ann Beattie Even though I’ve seen it for the first time ever in the past couple of days, I’ve had a relationship of sorts with CHILLY SCENES OF […]

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