Hidden Figures

2016 Fox 2000 Pictures/Chernin Entertainment/TSG Entertainment/20th Century Fox Directed by Theodore Melfi Produced by Donna Gigliotto/Peter Chernin/Pharrell Williams/Jenno Topping/Theodore Melfi Screenplay by Alison Schroeder/Theodore Melfi Based on “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly There are two stories of heroism running side-by-side in HIDDEN FIGURES. There’s the one we all know because it’s been so documented, […]

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The Right Stuff

1983 The Ladd Company/Warner Bros. Directed by and Screenplay by Philip Kaufman Produced by Irwin Winkler/Robert Chartoff\ Based on “The Right Stuff” by Tom Wolfe Music by Bill Conti Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel One of the reasons why THE RIGHT STUFF stands out in my memory is because I saw it during its original theatrical […]

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The African Doctor

  2016 TFI Films Production/Mars Films Directed by Julien Rambaldi Produced by Pauline Duhault/Olivier Delbosc/Marc Meissonier Screenplay by Julien Rambaldi/Kamini/Benoit Graffin I think that it’s more than safe to say that 2016 has been one hell of a year. It’s a year that I have no doubt will go down in history. Most of you […]

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Queen of Katwe

2016 Walt Disney Pictures/ESPN Films/Mirabai Films Directed by Mira Nair Produced by John Carls/Lydia Dean Pilcher Screenplay by William Wheeler Based on “The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess and One Extraordinary Girl’s Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster” by Tim Crothers If you’ve been reading my reviews on a regular basis you’ll doubtless […]

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Deepwater Horizon

2017 Participant Media/DiBonaventura Pictures/Summit Entertainment/Closest to the Hole Productions/Leverage Entertainment Directed by Peter Berg Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura/Mark Vahradian/Mark Wahlberg/Stephen Levinson/David Womark Screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan/Matthew Sand Story by Matthew Sand Based on “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hours” by David Barstow/David Rohde/Stephanie Saul If Irwin Allen had made DEEPWATER HORIZON he’d have given us […]

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De-Lovely

2004 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Produced and Directed by Irwin Winkler Written by Jay Cocks DE-LOVELY is a good example of the way musicals are made nowadays.  Audiences have to have a ‘reason’ for why the people in the movie suddenly break out in song and dance.  I myself have spoken with many people who hate musicals because […]

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