The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

2015 Blueprint Pictures/Participant Media/Fox Searchlight Pictures Directed by John Madden Produced by Graham Broadbent/Peter Czernin Written by Ol Parker Based on characters from the novel “These Foolish Things” by Deborah Moggach If you go to see THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL I strongly suspect it will be solely because like me, you went to […]

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Brooklyn’s Finest

2010 Overture Films Directed by Antoine Fuqua Produced  by Basil Iwanyk, John Langley, John Thompson and Elie Cohn Written by Michael C. Martin It struck me even back then as somewhat unusual and even slightly humorous  that the two police/crime movies to hit theaters that year were actually throwbacks.  “Cop Out” is a homage to […]

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The Cotton Club

1984 Zoetrope Studios Directed by Francis Ford Coppola Produced by Robert Evans Story And Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola, William Kennedy and Mario Puzo It seems as if anytime movie fans get together and talk about great gangster/crime movies they’ll mention “The Godfather Trilogy” “Scarface” “Bonnie & Clyde” ”The Untouchables” “Once Upon A Time In […]

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