Friday, April 28, 2017

HARLEM NIGHTS (1989)




Written & Directed By: Eddie Murphy 
Cinematography By: Woody Omens 
Editor: Alan Balsam & George Bowers 
Music By: Herbie Hancock 


Cast: Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Danny Aiello, Michael Lerner, Jasmine Guy, Redd Foxx, Della Reese, Thomas Mikal Ford, Arsenio Hall, Miguel A. Nunez Jr., Lela Rochon, Stan Shaw, Berlinda Tolbert, Charlie Murphy, Robin Harris, Ray Murphy, David Marciano 


During the 1920s, a New York illegal gambling house owner and his associates must deal with strong competition, gangsters and corrupt cops in order to stay in business.

D.E.B.S. (2004)



Written, Edited & Directed By: Angela Robinson 
Cinematography By: M. David Mullen 


Cast: Sara Foster, Jordana Brewster, Meagan Goode, Devon Aoki, Jill Ritchie, Jimmi Simpson, Michael Clarke Duncan, Holland Taylor, Jessica Caulffiel, Geoff Stults, Scoot McNairy, Jenny Mollen, Aimee Garcia, Jennifer Carpenter 


Plaid-skirted schoolgirls are groomed by a secret government agency to become the newest members of the elite national-defense group, D.E.B.S.

PRIVILIGE (1967)



Directed By: Peter Watkins 
Written By: Norman Bogner 
Story By: Johnny Speight 
Cinematography By: Peter Suschitzsky 
Editor: John Trumper 


Cast: Paul Jones, Jean Shrimpton, Mark London, William Job, Max Bacon, Jeremy Child, James Cossins 


Steven Shorter is the ultimate British music star. His music is listened to by everyone from pre-teens to grandparents. He has no trace of public bad habits or drug involvement. Everyone in Britain loves him. His handlers begin to use his popularity for projects like increasing the consumption of apples after a bumper crop as an aid to farmers. The handlers decide that Steven should support God and Country next. This leads to, among other things, a rock version of "Onward Christian Soldiers," and the inclusion of a Nazi salute to make it clear (to the viewer) how far the British population will be taken for love of God and Country under Steven's guidance. Steven is very plastic in his direction, shifting as his handlers point him toward new projects until he meets Vanessa Ritchie, an artist who makes him look at what's happening.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

LION (2016)




Directed By: Garth Davis 
Written By: Luke Davies 
Based on the Book “A LONG WAY HOME” By: Saroo Brierley 
Cinematography By: Greig Fraser 
Editor: Alexandre De Franceschi 

Cast: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, Sunny Pawar, David Wenham, Divian Ladwa 


In 1986, Saroo was a five-year-old child in India of a poor but happy rural family. On a trip with his brother, Saroo soon finds himself alone and trapped in a moving decommissioned passenger train that takes him to Calcutta, 1500 miles away from home. Now totally lost in an alien urban environment and too young to identify either himself or his home to the authorities, Saroo struggles to survive as a street child until he is sent to an orphanage. Soon, Saroo is selected to be adopted by the Brierley family in Tasmania, where he grows up in a loving, prosperous home. However, for all his material good fortune, Saroo finds himself plagued by his memories of his lost family in his adulthood and tries to search for them even as his guilt drives him to hide this quest from his adoptive parents and his girlfriend. Only when he has an epiphany does he realize not only the answers he needs, but also the steadfast love that he has always had with all his loved ones in both worlds.



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.