Written by Denis O’NeillDirected by Curtis Hanson Although much of the plot of The River Wild is inherently predictable, there are enough twists that coupled with some terrific performances make this film […]
Movie Review: Fast Times at Ridgemont High – DVD Collectors Edition
Written by Cameron CroweDirected by Amy Heckerling For years, if you’d asked me what was the defining teen movie in my life, I would have answered The Breakfast Club without a second […]
Lone Star: Murder Mystery or Slice of Life?
Written by John SaylesDirected by John Sayles Lone Star is one of those little-known movie gems that draws me back in again and again. I’ve already rented it twice to watch, and […]
Movie Review: Volcano – A Volcano in Los Angeles, or Mark Furhman Meets Lava
Written by Jerome Armstrong and Billy RayDirected by Mick Jackson As if there are not already enough problems in California with fires, earthquakes, mudslides, and typhoons (not to mention recall elections), Los […]
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism (2004) – Where Have All The Real Reporters Gone? Not to Fox News, That’s For Sure!
Directed by Robert Greenwald How ironic, is it, that Colin Powell was seen on television calling into question the Ukrainian election results. The cries of fraud ring particularly hollow since the main […]
A Knight’s Tale: Want To Know What The Studio Was Thinking?
Written by Brian HelgelandDirected by Brian Helgeland STUDIO REP #1: I’ve got a great idea for a movieSTUDIO REP #2: What is it?REP #1: We take Gladiator and set it in medieval […]
Movie Review – Desert Saints: The Bad Guy is Good, and the Good Guy is Bad
Written by Richard Greenberg and Wally NicholsDirected by Richard Greenberg When I first heard the title of this Kiefer Sutherland flick, for some reason I envisioned some type of military drama. Instead, […]
Alastair Reed’s Traffik (1989): An In-Depth Study of Why the Drug Problem Can Never Be Solved
When I reviewed the American film Traffic, a fellow writer suggested I check out the version that was based on – a 6-hour British miniseries directed by Alastair Reed. In my opinion, […]
Battle for the Planet of the Apes: Does It Get Any Worse Than This?
As if things weren’t getting bad enough in the last installment of this series, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, it gets even worse in this, the final of the five […]
Review of the Documentary 9/11: Many Years Later, Reflections
I am a New Yorker There have been many essays circulating the Internet since the events of September 11, 2001. One of the really good ones was with that title. (For an […]
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