Friday, April 21, 2017

SEED OF CHUCKY (2004)



Written & Directed By: Don Mancini 
Based On Characters Created By: Don Mancini 
Cinematography By: Vernon Layton 
Editor: Chris Dickens 


Cast: Jennifer Tilly, Redman, Hannah Spearritt, Brad Dourif, Jason Flemyng, Billy Boyd, John Waters 

Chucky and Tiffany are resurrected by their innocent son, Glen, and hit Hollywood, where a movie depicting the killer dolls' murder spree is underway.

MY FATHER DIE (2016)



Written & Directed by: Sean Brosnan 
Cinematography By: Marc Shap 
Editor: Joel Plotch, Quinn George & Jason Eric Perlman 


Cast: Joe Anderson, Gary Stretch, John Schneider, Kevin Gage, Candace Smith, Thomas Francis Murphy 


Deaf and mute since having his hearing knocked out at the age of 12, Asher has been training for almost two decades to avenge himself on Ivan, the man that killed his older brother, 21 years ago. And now that his nemesis is out of prison, he gets his chance. But Asher's target also happens to be his father.

GRIDLOCKED (2015)



Directed By: Allan Ungar 
Written By: Rob Robol & Allan Ungar 
Cinematography By: Pasha Patriki 
Editor: Allan Unger & Michael Lane 


Cast: Dominic Purcell, Cody Hackman, Danny Glover, Trish Stratus, Stephen Lang, Vinnie Jones 

 Former SWAT leader David Hendrix is down on his luck and has failed to receive medical clearance after taking a bullet on the job. Despite being highly trained and competent, his efforts have been reduced to routine tasks for the NYPD. As if things couldn't get any worse, he's been forced to babysit Brody Walker, a hard partying celebrity that's been sent on a mandatory ride along as part of his probation. Pampered and irritating, Walker is the last thing Hendrix needs. But all of that changes when a police training facility comes under attack by a team of ruthless mercenaries led by the mysterious Korver. Now, Hendrix and Walker must band together with the remaining survivors to fight back and keep the mercenaries from overtaking the compound.... if they don't kill each other first.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

WIN IT ALL (2017)



Directed & Edited By: Joe Swanberg 
Written By: Joe Swanberg & Jake Johnson 
Cinematography By: Eon Mora 


Cast: Jake Johnson, Joe Lo Truglio, Keegan Michael-Key, Aislinn Derbez, Steve Berg 


Eddie Garrett agrees to watch a duffel bag for an acquaintance who is heading to prison. When he discovers cash in the bag, he's unable to resist the temptation and winds up deeply in debt. When the prison release is shortened, Eddie suddenly has a small window of time to win all the money back.

Friday, April 14, 2017

MR. DEEDS (2002)


Directed By: Steven Brill 
Written By: Tim Herlihy 
Based On The Screenplay “Mr. Deeds Goes To Town” By: Robert Riskin 
Based on the Short Story “Opera Hat” By: Clarence Budington Keeland 
Cinematography By: Peter Lyons Collister 
Editor: Jeff Gourson 


Cast: Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder, John Turturro, Conchata Ferrell, Peter Gallagher, Allen Covert, Jared Harris, Peter Dante, Harve Presnell, Steve Buscemi, J.B. Smoove, Blake Clark A sweet-natured, small-town guy inherits a controlling stake in a media conglomerate and begins to do business his way.

SO I MARRIED AN AXE MURDERER (1993)



Directed By: Thomas Schlamme 
Written By: Robbie Fox 
Cinematography By: Julio Macat 
Editor: Colleen Halsey & Richard Halsey 


Cast: Mike Myers, Nancy Travis, Anthony LaPaglia, Brenda Fricker, Amanda Plummer, Charles Grodin, Phil Hartman, Steven Wright,Michael Richards, Greg Germann, Cynthia Frost, Debi Mazar, Matt Doherty, Fred Ornstein 


Charlie, a poet, hasn't had much luck with women, but then he meets Harriet, the girl of his dreams.. or is it his nightmares. Charlie begins to suspect that Harriet is Ms X, a woman who marries then kills her husbands.

THE CONEHEADS (1993)



Directed By: Steve Barron 
Written By: Tom Davis, Dan Aykroyd, Bonnie Turner & Terry Turner 
Cinematography By: Francis Kenny 
Editor: Paul Trejo 

Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtain, Michelle Burke, Chris Farley, David Spade, Michael McKean, Sinbad, Jason Alexander, Lisa Jane Persky, Julia Sweeney, Adam Sandler, Michael Richards, Tim Meadows, Eddie Griffin, Phil Hartman, Kevin Nealon, Jan Hooks, Garrett Morris, Ellen Degeneres, Parker Posey, Joey Lauren Adams, Whip Hubley 


Aliens with conical crania crash-land on Earth.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

GIRLFRIEND'S DAY (2017)



Directed By: Michael Stephenson 
Written By: Eric Hoffman, Bob Odenkirk & Philip Zlotorynski 
Cinematography By: Richard Wong 
Editor: Terel Gibson 


Cast: Bob Odenkirk, Amber Tamblyn, Stacy Keach, Kevin O’Grady, Alex Karpovsky, Larry Fessenden, Rich Sommer, Natasha Lyonne, June Diane Raphael, Andy Richter, Toby Huss, Derek Waters, Steven Michael Quezada, Lauren Lapkus, Ed Begley Jr. 


In a city where greeting card writers are celebrated like movie stars, Romance writer Ray used to be the king. In trying to recapture the feelings that once made him the greatest, he gets entangled in a web of murder and deceit as writers vie to create the perfect card for a new holiday: Girlfriend's Day.

Friday, April 7, 2017

BY THE SEA (2015)



Written & Directed By: Angelina Jolie Pitt 
Cinematography By: Christian Berger 
Editor: Martin Pensa & Patricia Rommel 

Cast: Angelina Jolie Pitt, Brad Pitt, Melaine Laurent, Melvil Poupaud, Niels Arestrup, Richard Bohringer 

Set in France during the mid-1970s, Vanessa, a former dancer, and her husband Roland, an American writer, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper and a hotel owner.

DIVINES (2016)


Directed By: Houda Benyamina 
Written By: Houda Benyamina, Romain Compingt & Malik Rumeau 
Cinematography By: Julien Poupard 
Editor: Louic Lallemend & Vincent Tricon 

Cast: Oulaya Amamra, Deborah Lukumuena, Kevin Mishel, Jisca Kalvanda, Yasin Houicha, Majdouline Idrissi 

 A street teenager from a dysfunctional family from a banlieue (HLMs) in Paris comes across a young dancer who turns her life upside down.

CERTAIN WOMEN (2016)



Written, Edited & Directed By: Kelly Reichardt 
Based on Stories By: Malie Meloy 
Cinematography By: Christopher Blauvelt 


Cast: Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, James LeGros, Lily Gladstone, Kristen Stewart, Jared Harris, John Getz, Rene Auberjonois, Ashlie Atkinson 

 Certain Women drops us into a handful of intersecting lives across Montana. A lawyer tries to defuse a hostage situation and calm her disgruntled client, who feels slighted by a workers' compensation settlement. A married couple breaks ground on a new home but exposes marital fissures when they try to persuade an elderly man to sell his stockpile of sandstone. A ranch hand forms an attachment to a young lawyer, who inadvertently finds herself teaching a twice-weekly adult education class, four hours from her home.

#HORROR (2015)



Written & Directed By: Tara Subkoff 
Cinematography By: Learan Kahanov 
 Editor: Janice Hampton & Catrin Hedstrom 

Cast: Emma Adler, Jessica Blank, Sadie Jensen-Blank, Haley Murphy, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Chloe Sevingy, Lydia Hearst, Balthazar Getty, Timothy Hutton, Taryn Manning, Natasha Lyonne 

#HORROR is a film about the lives of six young girls, Sam, Georgie, Sofia, Francesca, Cat and Eva. Their world is one of money, success, leisure and decadence. This film is an integral insight on the pressure that girls take on as they grow in a world that is increasingly dependent on the promotion and attention that social media platforms provide yet prevent bullying. as well as the roles that parents must play regarding controlling their child's use of the internet and bullying plays such a terrifying role in society. 

Friday, March 31, 2017

SWISS ARMY MAN (2016)



Written & Directed By: The Daniels (Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert) 
Cinematography By: Larkin Seiple 
Editor: Matthew Hannam 
Music By: Andy Hull & Robert McDonnell 


Cast: Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Shane Carruth, Andy Hull 


A hopeless man stranded on a deserted island befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.

MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN (2016)



Directed By: Tim Burton 
Written By: Jane Goldman 
Based on the Book By: Ransom Riggs 
Cinematography By: Bruno Delbonnel 
Editor: Chris Lebenzon 


Cast: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Samuel L. Jackson, Terrence Stamp, Judi Dench, Chris O’Dowd, Rupert Everett, Kim Dickens, O-Lan Jones, Alison Janney, Milo Parker, Raffiela Chapman, Finlay MacMillan, Lauren McCrostie 


When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.

THE GREAT GILLY HOPKINS (2015)



Directed By: Stephen Herek 
Written By: David Paterson 
Based on the Book By: Katherine Paterson 
Cinematography By: David M. Dunlap 
Editor: David Leonard 


Cast: Sophie Nelisse, Kathy Bates, Octavia Spencer, Bill Cobbs, Julia Stiles, Glenn Close, Billy Magnussen, Zachary Hernandez 


A feisty foster kid's outrageous scheme to be reunited with her birth mother has unintended consequences in The Great Gilly Hopkins, an entertaining film for the entire family. Gilly Hopkins has seen more than her share of foster homes and has outwitted every family she has lived with. In an effort to escape her new foster mother Maime Trotter's endless loving care, Gilly concocts a plan that she believes will bring her mother running to her rescue. But when the ploy blows up in Gilly's face it threatens to ruin the only chance she's ever had to be part of a real family.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

ARSENAL (2017)



Directed By: Steven C. Miller 
Written By: Jason Mosberg 
Cinematography By: Brandon Cox 
Editor: Vincent Tabaillon 


Cast: Adrian Grenier, Jonathan Schaech, John Cusack, Nicolas Cage, Vivian Benetiz, Lydia Hull, Heather Johansen, Christopher Coopola 


A Southern mobster attempts to rescue his kidnapped brother.

WAR ON EVERYONE (2017)



Written & Directed By: John Michael McDonagh 
Cinematography By: Bobby Bukowski 
Editor: Chris Gill 


Cast: Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Pena, Theo James, Malcom Barrett, Tessa Thompson, Caleb Landry Jones, Paul Resier, Stephanie Sigman , Keith Jardine, David Wilmot 


Two corrupt cops set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Events, however, are complicated by the arrival of someone who appears to be even more dangerous than they are.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES (2015)



Directed By: Jackie Earle Haley 
Written By: Robin Moore 
Cinematography By: Seamus Tierney 
Editor: Alex Marquez 

Cast: Michael Pitt, Dan Stevens, Rob Brown, Christopher Abbott, John Travolta, Jackie Earle Haley, Morgan Wolk, Edi Gathegi  


The film is about four young guys who reunite at an ex-classmate's funeral. One mentions to the others inside information on a stock that is a guaranteed lock to make them instant millionaires. Unfortunately, the deal goes south along with their investment. Things go from bad to worse: one of them borrowed his share of the money from a mobster.

MERCENARIES (2014)



Directed By: Christopher Douglas Olen Ray 
Written By: Edward DeRuiter 
Cinematography By: Alexander Yellen 
Editor: Maureen Murphy & Bobby K. Richardson 



Cast: Zoe Bell, Cynthia Rothrock, Brigitte Nielsen, Kristanna Lokken, Vivica A.Fox, Nicole Bilderback, Tim Abell, Gerald Webb, Alecis Raich 


The President's daughter is captured and imprisoned while touring a war zone, so a team of elite female commandos is assembled to infiltrate a women's prison for a daring rescue.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

SiREN (2016)




Directed & Edited By: Greg Bishop 
Written By: Ben Collins & Luke Piotrowski 
Based On Characters Created By: David Bruckner & Nicholas Tecosky 
Based on the Original screenplay “AMATEUR NIGHT” By: David Bruckner 
Cinematography By: George Feucht 


Cast: Hannah Fierman, Chase Williamson, Justin Welborn, Hayes Mercure, Brittany S. Hall, Michael Aaron Milligan, Lindsey Garrett 


A bachelor party becomes a savage fight for survival when the groomsmen unwittingly unleash a fabled predator upon the festivities.

Friday, March 17, 2017

JEFF OF THE CINEFILES &UNFINISHED BUSINESS: HALL OF FAME: FILE #0049: THE VIRGIN SUICIDES (2000)



Written & Directed By: Sofia Coopola 
Based on the book by: Jeffrey Eugenides 
Cinematography By: Edward Lachman 
Editor: Melissa Kent & James Lyons 


Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Scott Glenn, A.J. Cook, Chelse Swain , Hanna Hall, Melody Johnson, Jonathan Tucker, Hayden Christensen, Michael Pare, Robert Schwartzman 


A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid-1970s.

TOO WONG FOO: THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, JULIE NEWMAR (1995)



Directed By: Beeban Kidron 
Written By: Douglas Carter Beane 
Cinematography By: Steve Mason 
Editor: Andrew Mondshein 


Cast: Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, John Leguizamo, Stockard Channing, Chris Penn, Arliss Howard, Beth Grant, Blythe Danner, Jason London, Melinda Dillon, Alice Drummond, Michael Vartan, Rupaul 


Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town.

GIRL ASLEEP (2016)



Directed By: Rosemary Myers 
Written By: Matthew Whittet (Based on his Stage Play) 
Cinematography By: Andrew Commis 
Editor: Karryn de Cinque 


Cast: Bethany Whitmore, Harrison Feldman, Amber McMahon, Matthew Whittet, Eamon Farren, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Danielle Catanzariti, Pia Moutakis, Clara Moutakis 


The world is closing in on Greta Driscoll. On the cusp of turning fifteen she can't bear to leave her childhood, it contains all the things that give her comfort in this incomprehensible new world. She floats in a bubble of loser with her only friend Elliott, until her parents throw her a surprise 15th birthday party and she's flung into a parallel place; a world that's weirdly erotic, a little bit violent and thoroughly ludicrous - only there can she find herself. Based on the critically acclaimed production by Windmill Theatre, The film is a journey into the absurd, scary and beautiful heart of the teenage mind.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

I DON'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD (2017)



Written & Directed By: Macon Blair 
Cinematography By: Larkin Seiple 
Editor: Tomas Vengris 


Cast: Melanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood, Gary Anthony Williams, Devon Graye, Jane Levy, David Yow, Derek Mears, Christine Woods, Robert Longstreet 


When a depressed woman is burglarized, she finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves alongside her obnoxious neighbor. But they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals.

Friday, March 10, 2017

DEMOLITION (2016)



Directed By: Jean Marc-Vallee 
Written By: Bryan Sipe 
Cinematography By: Yves Balenger 
Editor: Jay M.Glen 

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper, Judah Lewis, Polly Draper, Debra Monk, Heather Lind 


A successful investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. With the help of a customer service rep and her young son, he starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.

THANKS FOR SHARING




Directed By: Stuart Blumberg 
Written By: Stuart Blumberg & Matt Winston 
Cinematography By: Yaron Orbach 
Editor: Anne McCabe 


Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Gad, Alecia Moore, Tim Robbins, Patrick Fugit, Joely Richardson, Carol Kane, Emily Meade, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Michaela Watkins, David Wain, Brian Koppelman 


A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon: sex addiction.

THE COMPANY MEN (2011)



Written & Directed By: John Wells 
Cinematography By: Roger Deakins 
Editor: Robert Frazen 

Cast: Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, Maria Bello, Rosemarie DeWitt, Kevin Costner, Craig T. Nelson, Eammon Walker, Cady Huffman 

The story centers on a year in the life of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing at a major company - and how that affects them, their families, and their communities.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

SPLIT (2017)



Written & Directed By: M. Night Shyamalan 
Cinematography By: Michael Gioulakis 
Editor: Luke Ciarrocchi 


Cast: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula, Betty Buckley, Brad William Henke, Neal Huff 



When three girls are kidnapped by a man with 23 different personalities they have to work out which of those personalities will help them escape and which of those personalities will try to stop them

Friday, March 3, 2017

BLOOD FATHER (2016)



Directed By: Jean-Francois Richet 
Written By: Peter Craig & Andrea Berloff 
Based On The Novel By: Peter Craig 
Cinematography By: Robert Gantz 
Editor: Steven Rosenblum 


Cast: Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna, Michael Parks, William H. Macy, Dale Dickey, Miguel Sandoval, Richard Cabral, Raoul Trijillo, Thomas Mann 


An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 17-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.

MR. RIGHT (2015)



Directed By: Paco Cabezas 
Written By: Max Landis 
Cinematography By: Daniel Aranyo 
Editor: Tom Wilson 


Cast: Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick, Tim Roth, RZA, James Ransone, Anson Mount, Michael Eklund, Katie Nehra 


After a going through a painful break up, a woman meets a man who appears to be perfect for her. However, as their relationship develops, she learns that he is a former hit-man. Their new, but genuine relationship is tested even further as they try to save each other after his dark past comes back to haunt him

HAPPY BIRTHDAY (2016)




Written & Directed By: Casey Tebo 
Cinematography By: Terrence Hayes 
Editor: Brendan O’Connor 


Cast: Matt Bush, Britne Oldford, Vanessa Lengies, Steven Tyler, Erik Palladino, Riley Litman, Tristin Mays 


When two friends embark on a journey to Mexicali for a Birthday celebration, they soon realize their psychedelic shenanigans have taken a turn for the worse.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS (2017)



Directed By: Colm McCarthy 
Written By: Mike Carey (Based on His own Novel) 
Cinematography By: Simon Dennis 
Editor: Matthew Cannings 


Cast: Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, Glenn Close, Dominique Tipper, Fasiyo Akinade, Anamaria Marinca, Anthony Welsh 


In a dystopian near future, humanity has been ravaged by a mysterious fungal disease. The afflicted are robbed of all free will and turned into flesh-eating 'hungries'. Humankind's only hope is a small group of hybrid children who crave human flesh but retain the ability to think and feel. The children go to school at an army base in rural Britain, where they're subjected to cruel experiments by Dr. Caroline Caldwell. School teacher Helen Justineau grows particularly close to an exceptional girl named Melanie, thus forming a special bond. But when the base is invaded, the trio escape with the assistance of Sgt. Eddie Parks and embark on a perilous journey of survival, during which Melanie must come to terms with who she is.

Friday, February 24, 2017

FRANK & LOLA (2016)



Written & Directed By: Matthew Ross 
Cinematography By: Eric Koretz 
Editor: Jennifer Lilly, Rebecca Rodriguez & Matthew C. Hart 


Cast: Imogen Poots, Michael Shannon, Rosanna Arquette, Justin Long, Michael Nyqvist, Emmanuelle Devos, Suteara Vaughn, Alex Lombard, Stella Schnabel 


A psychosexual noir love story, set in Las Vegas and Paris, about love, obsession, sex, betrayal, revenge and, ultimately, the search for redemption.

FOR LOVE OR MONEY (1993)



Directed By: Barry Sonnenfeld 
Written By: Mark Rosenthal & Lawrence Konner 
Cinematography By: Oliver Wood 
Editor: Jim Miller 


Cast: Michael J. Fox, Gabrielle Anwar, Anthony Higgins, Patrick Breen, Michael Tucker, Fyvush Finkel, Udo Kier, Bob Balaban, Dan Hedaya, Issac Mizrahi, Susan Blommaert, Debra Monk, Nicole Beach, Veronica Webb 


Doug is a young man who works all day as a concierge at a luxurious hotel, saving money to make his own business. Unfortunately, when he finds the financial supporter he needs, he discovers that his "saviour" is having an affair with the woman he loves! Now, he must choose between money and love...

THE FREEBIE (2010)



Written & Directed By: Katie Aselton 
Cinematography By: Benjamin Kasulke 
Editor: Nat Sanders 


Cast: Katie Aselton, Dax Shepard, Marguerite Phillips, Joshua Leonard, Bellamy Young, Sean Nelson, Frankie Shaw, Ross Partridge 


In Los Angeles, Annie and Darren are a married couple in a comfortable relationship that's lost its spark. They talk constantly, express affection verbally, start the day with high-end coffee, end the afternoon with gelato, shop at the farmer's market, prepare dinner as a team, do crossword puzzles, and talk in bed. Darren wonders if a one-night stand would help bring more sex to their marriage. Soon, the two of them are laying out the ground rules and talking through the mechanics of each finding a lover for one night. They agree to give each other no details about the experience. The night comes. Will this give their relationship a needed boost

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 (2017)



Directed By: Chad Stahelski 
Written By: Derek Kolstad 
Cinematography By: Dan Laustsen 
Editor: Evan Schiff 


Cast: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Common, Ruby Rose, Franco Nero, Laurence Fishburne, Lance Reddick, Ian McShane, Peter Serafinowicz, John Leguizamo, Peter Stomare, Claudia Gerini, Tobias Segal, Thomas Sadoski 


After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life.

CAFE SOCIETY (2016)



Written & Directed By: Woody Allen 
Cinematography By: Vittorio Storaro 
Editor: Alisa Lepselter 


Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carrell, Blake Lively, Corey Stoll, Parker Posey, Anna Camp, Richard Portnow, Paul Schneider, Jeannie Berlin, Sheryl Lee, Saul Stein, Tony Sirico, Don Stark, Elissa Piszel 


In 1930's Hollywood, the powerful agent, Phil Stern, is attending a party and receives a phone call from his sister living in New York. She asks for a job to her son and Phil's nephew, Bobby, who decided to move to Hollywood. Three weeks later Phil schedules a meeting with Bobby and decides to help him. He asks his secretary Veronica "Vonnie" to hang around with Bobby, showing him the touristic places. Bobby immediately falls in love with Vonnie, but she tells that she has a boyfriend, a journalist that travels most of the time. However, Vonnie's boyfriend is indeed a married man that is also in love with her and soon she has to make a choice between her two loves.

Friday, February 17, 2017

KICKS (2016)



Directed By: Justin Tipping 
Written By: Justin Tipping & Joshia Beirne-Golden 
Cinematography By: Michael Ragen 
Editor: Dominic LaPerriere & Tomas Vengris 
Music By: Brian Reitzell 


Cast: Jahking Guillory, Christopher Meyer, Christopher Wallace Jr., Kofi Siriobe, Mahershala Ali, Nessa Ismail 


Brandon is a 15 year old whose dream is a pair of fresh Air Jordans. Soon after he gets his hands on them, they're stolen by a local hood, causing Brandon and his two friends to go on a dangerous mission through Oakland to retrieve them.

THE LAND (2016)



Written & Directed By: Steven Caple Jr. 
Cinematography By: Steven Holleran 
Editor: Saira Haider 


Cast: Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Moises Arias, Michael Kenneth Williams, Machine Gun Kelly, Robert Hunter, Rafi Garvon, Natalie Martinez, Kim Coates, Erykah Badu 

THE LAND tells the story of four teenage boys who devote their summer to escaping the streets of Cleveland, Ohio to pursue a dream life of professional skateboarding. But when they get caught in the web of the local Queen-pin, their motley brotherhood is tested, threatening to make this summer their last.

BROTHERHOOD (2016)



Written & Directed By: Noel Clarke 
Cinematography By: Aaron Reid 
Editor: Tommy Boulding 


Cast: Noel Clarke, Ashley Thomas, Tonia Sotiropoulou, Olivia Chenery, David Ajala, Red Madrell, Cornell John, Shanika Warren-Markland Alexander Oceng 


First, there was Kidulthood, then Adulthood, and now comes Noel Clarke's last instalment: Brotherhood. With Sam facing up to the new world, he realizes it also comes with new problems and new challenges that he must face that he knows, will require old friends to help him survive new dangers.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU (2016)



Written & Directed By: Richard Tanne 
Cinematography By: Pat Scola 
Editor: Evan Schiff  

Cast: Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Taylar Fondren 


The film chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady, Michelle Obama, on a first date across Chicago's South Side.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

ROMANCE (1999)



Written & Directed By: Catherine Breilliat 
Cinematography: Giorgos Arvanitis 
Editor: Agnes Guillemot 


Cast: Caroline Ducey, Sagamore Stevenin, Francois Berleand, Rocco Siffredi, Ashley Wanninger 

Although deeply in love with her boyfriend - and indeed sleeping in the same bed with him. A schoolteacher cannot handle the almost complete lack of intimacy he will allow. Increasingly frustrated, she gradually finds her sexual appetites leading her into ever more risky situations, including a developing one with the headmaster.

NUIT #1 (2011)



Written & Directed By: Anne Emond 
Cinematography: Mathieu Laverdiere 
Editor: Mathieu Bouchard-Malo 

Cast: Catherine De Lean, Dimitri Storoge 


It starts as a one night stand that evolves in a long discussion with infinite subjects between a québécoise and an immigrant.

LOLO (2015)



Directed By: Julie Delpy 
Written By: Julie Delpy & Eugenie Grandval 
Cinematography: Thierry Arbogast 
Editor: Virginie Bruant 


Cast: Julie Delpy, Dany Boon, Vincent Lacoste, Karin Viard

Violette, a 40-year old workaholic with a career in the fashion industry falls for a provincial computer geek, Jean-Rene, while on a spa retreat with her best friend.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

FENCES (2016)



Directed By: Denzel Washington 
Written By: August Wilson (Based on his play) 
Cinematography By: Charlotte Bruus Christensen 
Editor: Hughes Winbourne 

Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson


*Please note that some trivia and facts have been republished from imdb among other sources In this review

Saturday, February 4, 2017

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (2015)



Directed By: F. Gary Gray 
Written By: Jonathan Herman & Andrea Berloff 
Story By: Andrea Berloff, Alan Wenkus & S. Leigh Savidge 
 Cinematography By: Matthew Libatique 
Editor: Billy Fox & Michael Tronick 

Cast: Corey Hawkins, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Jason Mitchell, Paul Giamatti, Lakeith Stanfield, Neil Brown Jr., Aldis Hodge, Alexandra Shipp, Elena Goode, Orlando Brown, Dean Cameron

DROP ZONE (1994)




Directed By: John Badham 
Written By: Peter Barsocchini & John Bishop 
Story By: Tony Griffin, Guy Manos & Peter Barsocchini 
Cinematography By: Roy H. Wagner 
Editor: Frank Morriss 


Cast: Wesley Snipes, Yancy Butler, Gary Busey, Michael Jeter, Grace Zabriskie, Corin Nemec, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Kyle Secor, Mickey Jones, Clark Johnson, Melanie Mayron

ARE WE DONE YET? (2007)



Directed By: Steve Carr 
Written By: Hank Nelken 
Based On Characters Created By: Steven Gary Banks & Claudia Grazioso 
Based on the Screenplay: “MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE” By: Norman Panama & Melvin Frank 
Cinematography By: Jack Green 
Editor: Craig Herring 


Cast: Ice Cube, John C McGinely, Nia Long, Jacob Vargas, Tahj Mowry, Aleisha Allen, Phillip Bolden,Jonathan Katz, Hayes Macarthur