Sunday, November 25, 2012

500TH POST, VIDEO REVIEW - THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (2012)

Written & Directed By: David O. Russell Based On The Book By: Matthew Quick Cinematogrphy By: Masanobu Takayanagi Editor: Jay Cassidy & Crispin Struthers Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jacki Weaver, Robert DeNiro, Chris Tucker, John Ortiz, Julia Stiles, Cynthia Stevenson,Dash Mihok, Anupam Kher, Shea Whigham, Brea Bee

ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS (1958)


Directed By: Louis Malle 
Written By: Louis Malle & Roger Nimier 
Based On the Novel By: Noel Calef 
Cinematography By: Henri Decae 
Editor: Leonide Azar 
Original Music By: Miles Davis 


Cast: Maurice Ronet, Jeanne Moreau, Georges Poujouly, Yori Bertin

OVERNIGHT DELIVERY (1998)

Directed By: Jason Bloom Written By: Steve Bloom &Marc Sedaka Cinematography By: Edward J. Pei Editor: Luis Colina Cast: Paul Rudd, Reese Witherspoon, Christine Taylor, Larry Drake, Sarah Silverman, Carl Anthony Payne II, Tamara Mello, Tobin Bell

THE FUNHOUSE (1981)


Directed By: Tobe Hopper 
Written By: Lawrence Block 
Cinematography By: Andrew Laszlo 
Editor: Jack Hofstra 


Cast: Elizabeth Berridge, Cooper Huckabee, Largo Woodruff, Miles Chapin, Kevin Conway, William Finley, Sylvia Miles

FRANKIE GO BOOM (2012)

Written & Directed By: Jordan Roberts Cinematography By: Mattias Troelstrup Editor: Michael Hofacre Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Chris O’Dowd, Lizzy Caplan, Ron Perlman, Chris Noth, Nora Dunn, Whitney Cummings, Sam Anderson, Jordan Black, Adam Pally

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

THE WATCH (2012)

Directed By: Akiva Schaffer Written By: Jared Stern, Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg Cinematography By: Barry Peterson Editor: Dean Zimmerman Cast: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Rosemarie DeWitt, Will Forte, Richard Ayoade, Nicholas Braun, R. Lee Ermey, Doug Jones, Erin Moriarty

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (1995)

Directed By: Jodie Foster Written By: W.D. Richter Based on a short story by: Chris Radant Cinematography By: Lajos Koltai Editor: Lynzee Klingman Cast: Holly Hunter, Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning, Robert Downey Jr., Dylan McDermott, Claire Danes, David Strathairn, Cynthia Stevenson, Amy Yasbeck, Steve Guttenberg, Austin Pendleton, Geraldine Chaplin, Shawn Hatosy

SPEED (1994)

Directed By: Jan De Bont Written By: Graham Yost Cinematography By: Andrzej Bartkowiak Editor: John Wright Cast: Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Alan Ruck, Dennis Hopper, Joe Morton, Jeff Daniels, Christopher McDonald, Glenn Plummer

Monday, November 19, 2012

BAGHEAD (2008)

Directed By: Mark Duplass & Jay Duplass Written By: Mark Duplass & Jay Duplass Created By: John E. Bryant Cinematography By: Jay Duplass Editor: Jay Deuby Cast: Steve Zissis, Ross Partridge, Greta Gerwig, Elise Muller

COMPLAINCE (2012) - VIDEO REVIEW

Written & Directed By: Craig Zobel Cinematography By: Adam Stone Editor: Jane Rizzo Cast: Ann Dowd, Pat Healy, Dreama Walker, Bill Camp

Sunday, November 11, 2012

THE LIMITS OF CONTROL (2009)

Written & Directed By: Jim Jarmusch Cinematography By: Christopher Doyle Editor: Jay Rabinowitz Cast: Issach DeBankole, Paz De La Huerta, John Hurt, Alex Descas, Tilda Swinton, Youki Kudoh, Gael Garcia Bernal

THIRST (2009)


Directed By: Chan-Wook Park 
Written By: Chan-Wook Park & Seo-Gyeong Jeong 
Based on the Story Therese Raquin by Emilie Zola 
Cinematography By: Chung-Hoon Chung 
Editor: Jae-Beom Kim & Sang-Beom Kim 

CAST: Kang-Ho Song, Ok-bin Kim, Hae-Suk Kim

CASI DIVAS (2008)

Written & Directed By: Issa Lopez Story By: Ignacio Darnaude Cinematography By: Carlos Aguilera Editor: Jorge Garcia CAST: Daniela Schmidt, Diana Garcia, Maya Zapata, Patricia Llaca, Julio Brancho

Saturday, November 10, 2012

An overdue introduction to UNFINISHED BUSINESS presents ROUGH CUTS with Jeff Gallashaw

Just in case some of you didn't know. To catch you up to speed.

FLIGHT (2012) Jeff's Video Review

Directed By: Robert Zemeckis Written By: John Gatins Cinematography By: Don Burgess Editor: Jeremiah O'Driscol Cast: Denzel Washington, Bruce Greenwood, John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Nadine Velasquez, Kelly Reilly, Garcelle Beauvais, Brian Geraghty, Melissa Leo, Tamara Tunie

Friday, November 9, 2012

SKYFALL (2012): Eric's Review


So. Here we are.

The Daniel Craig era has possibly become the most interesting era of the Bond franchise now that the actor has had three films stashed under his shoulder holster. It's a bit of a renaissance in terms of reinvention and reinvigoration. CASINO ROYALE was a (another "re" word here) revelation in terms of how far you can go to change things up while still maintaining the core aspects that make Bond "Bond." Although some may disagree with me on that. And I get it. What "is" Bond or makes for "Bond" consists of different things to different people. For some it's the more fantastic, over the top moments. The villain's lair (usually impeccably designed by Ken Adams). The master criminal and the henchmen with the defining trait. The hot women with ridiculous names, the martinis, formal wear and crazy/cool gadgets. For others it's a single moment: Jill Masterson covered in gold, the Smith & Wesson line from DR. NO, the "no, Mister Bond, I expect you to die!" The hand to hand battle in the train cabin with Red Grant. The opening of the Union Jack in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

SKYFALL (2012): Jeff's Review

Directed By: Sam Mendes Written By: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade & John Logan Based on Characters by: Ian Flemming Cinematography By: Roger Deakins Editor: Sturat Baird Cast: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Berenice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Rory Kinnear