Primary Colors

1998 Universal Studios Directed by Mike Nichols Produced by Mike Nichols, Jonathan Krane and Neil Machlis Screenplay by Elaine May Based on “Primary Colors” by Joe Klein A lot of you reading this review won’t remember the controversy and hullabaloo when PRIMARY COLORS hit the screens back in ‘98. The book it’s based on was […]

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A Boy And His Dog

1975 LQ/JAF Written and Directed by L.Q. Jones Produced by Alvy Moore Based on the novella by Harlan Ellison Science Fiction movies made today may be a lot of flash and spectacle, stuffed full of plastic characters with shallow motivations and even shallower personalities, backed up by a ton of CGI effects but give ‘em […]

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Bamboozled

2000 New Line Cinema Written and Directed by Spike Lee Produced by Kisha Imani Cameron, Jon Kilik and Spike Lee The last credit we see at the end of BAMBOOZLED is a dedication to Budd Schulberg.  It’s a dedication that I found most appropriate because Budd Schulberg wrote the screenplay for “A Face In the […]

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The Fifth Element

Columbia Pictures 1997 Directed and Written by Luc Besson Produced by Patrice Ledoux Is there any doubt that whenever a list of the coolest guys on the planet is compiled, Bruce Willis is somewhere on it?  Right from when he made his big splash on the TV series ‘Moonlighting’ and then hit box office gold […]

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