China Girl

1987 Vestron Pictures Directed by Abel Ferrara Produced by Michael Nozik Written by Nicholas St. John Here’s a bit of advice for all you aspiring directors: if you’re going to have scenes in your movies where the main characters dance it’s a good idea to make sure that they do indeed know how to dance. […]

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Solaris

2002 20th Century Fox Written and Directed by Steven Soderbergh Produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau Based on the novel by Stanislaw Lem I had no idea what to expect when I sat down to watch SOLARIS as it had been so long since I read the Stanislaw Lem novel that I remembered little […]

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The Adjustment Bureau

2011 Universal Pictures Directed and Screenplay written by George Nolfi Produced by Chris Moore Based on the short story “Adjustment Team” by Philip K. Dick There’s nothing I love better than being surprised by a movie.  I’ve seen so many for so many years that I admit I’ve gotten pretty cocky about being able to […]

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Blade Runner: The Theatrical Version

1982 Warner Bros. Directed by Ridley Scott Produced by Michael Deeley Screenplay by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples Based on the novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” by Philip K. Dick There’s a good reason why BLADE RUNNER is still hailed as a masterpiece of science fiction/neo-noir/detective pulp filmmaking today.  It’s just that good.  […]

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Phantom of The Paradise

1974 20th Century Fox Written and Directed by Brian DePalma Produced by Edward R. Pressman Mention the name Brian DePalma and most people will probably cite him as the director of Hitchcockian style thrillers such as ‘Dressed To Kill’, ‘Blow Out’ or ‘Sisters’. I myself would be more apt to mention ‘The Untouchables’, ‘Scarface’ or […]

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Knight And Day

2010 20th Century Fox Directed by James Mangold Produced by Kathy Conrad and Steve Pink Written by Patrick O’Neill Is America’s great love affair with Tom Cruise over?  If you look at the numbers then you might be inclined to say ‘yes’.  KNIGHT AND DAY took in nowhere near as much as a Tom Cruise […]

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