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 Years and years ago I was having a discussion with a Caucasian friend of mine. Over copious amounts of alcoholic beverages we discussed movies and he suddenly popped up with a question that had been […]

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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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Mr. Holmes

2015 AI Film/BBC Films/FilmNation Entertainment/Archer Gray productions/See-Saw Films/Miramax/Roadside Attractions Directed by Bill Condon Produced by Anne Carey/Iain Canning/Emile Sherman Screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher Based on “A Slight Trick of the Mind” by Mitch Cullin Sherlock Holmes is a character that reminds me of Batman in a lot of ways and not just because they’re both […]

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Zero Effect

1998 Columbia Pictures Directed and Written by Jake Kasdan Produced by Lisa Henson “TV pilot on steroids” is a phrase you’ve probably heard me throw around either here at The Ferguson Theater or on an episode of Better In The Dark. But just in case you haven’t, here’s what I mean by that. Sometimes I […]

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The Long Goodbye

1973 MGM Home Entertainment  Directed by Robert Altman Produced by Jerry Bick Screenplay by Leigh Brackett Based on the novel by Raymond Chandler When Robert Altman is cooking on all burners as in say, ‘MASH’, ‘The Player’ or ‘Cookie’s Fortune’ he’s a director to be reckoned with and you sit back and just revel in […]

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The X-Files: I Want To Believe

2008 20th Century Fox Directed by Chris Carter Produced and Written by Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz Based on the television show “The X-Files” To be totally fair with you guys I think I should say right up front that I was never much of an “X-Files” fan. Dana Scully’s stubborn refusal to believe in […]

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