Sunday, December 29, 2013

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (2013)



Directed By: Paul Greengrass 
Written By: Billy Ray Based On The Book “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS & Dangerous days at sea” By: Richard Phiilips & Steven Talty 
Cinematography By: Barry Ackroyd 
Editor: Christopher Rouse 

 Cast: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed, Yul Vasquex, Chris Mulkey, Catherine Keener, Max Martini, David Warcshofsky

WORLD WAR Z (2013)


Directed By: Marc Forester 
Written By: Damon Lindelof, Drew Goddard & Matthew Michael Carnahan 
Screen Story By: J. Michael Stracynski & Matthew Michael Carnahan 
Based On The Book By: Max Brooks 
 Cinematography By: Ben Seresin 
Editor: Matt Cheese & Roger Barton 

Cast: Brad Pitt, James Badge Dale, David Morse, Ruth Negga, Daniella Kertesz, Mireille Enos, Ludi Boekin,

S#X ACTS (SHESH PEAMIM) (2012)



Directed By: Jonathan Garfinkel 
Written By: Rona Segal 
Cinematography By: Shark De Mayo 
Editor: Arik Liebovitch 

 Cast: Sivian Levy

REDEMPTION (aka HUMMINGBIRD) (2013)


Written & Directed By: Steven Knight 
Cinematography By: Chris Menges 
Editor: Valerio Bonelli 

 Cast: Jason Statham, Agata Buzek Vicky McClure, Benedict Wong

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

JEFF OF THE CINEFILES: HALL OF FAME: FILE #0029: HER (2013)


Written & Directed By: Spike Jonze 
Cinematography By: Hoyte Van Hoytema 
Editor: Jeff Buchanan & Eric Zunmbrunnen 

 Cast: Joanquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt, Rooney Mara, Portia Doubleday, Matt Letscher, Olivia Wilde

Saturday, December 21, 2013

GANGSTER SQUAD (2013)



Directed By: Ruben Fleischer 
Written By: Will Beall 
Based On The Book By: Paul Lieberman 
Cinematography By: Dion Beebe 
Editor: Alan Baumgarten & James Herbert 

 Cast: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Michael Pena, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Anthony Mackie, Robert Patrick, Mireille Enos, Troy Garity, Nick Nolte De’Aundre Bonds, Giovanni Ribisi, Jon Polito, Michael Bacall, Don Harvey, Derek Mears

DREDD (2012)




Directed By: Pete Travis 
Written By: Alex Garland 
Based On Characters Created By: John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra 
Cinematography By: Anthony Dod Mantle 
Editor: Mark Eckersley 


Cast: Karl Urban, Lena Headey, Olivia Thirlby, Wood Harris, Domhnall Gleeson

GUYS AND DOLLS (1955)



Written & Directed By: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Based On The Book For Musical And Play By: Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows 

Based On A Story By: Damon Runyon 
Cinematography By: Harry Stradling Sr. 
Editor: Daniel Mandell 
Production Design By: Oliver Smith 


 Cast: Frank Sinatara, Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Vivain Blaine, Stubby Kaye, Robert Keith

THE SNAKE (2008)



Written & Directed By: Adam Goldstein & Eric Kutner 
Cinematography By: Andrew Hasse 

 Cast: Adam Goldstein, Nina Braddock, Melanie Case, Valerie Weak, Stefanie Goldstein, Nancy G. Heine, Katheryn Hecht, Margaret Cho

Saturday, December 14, 2013

AMERICAN HUSTLE (2013)



Directed By: David O. Russell 
Written By: David O. Russell & Eric Warren Singer 
Cinematography By: Linus Sandgren 
Editor: Jay Cassidy, Alan Baumgarten & Crispin Struthers 

 Cast: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Jack Huston, Michael Pena, Shea Whigham, Alessandro Nivola, Elisabeth Rohm, Louis C.K., Said Taghmaoui, Colleen Camp, Anthony Zerbe,

THE BLING RING (2013)



Written & Directed By: Sofia Coopola 
Based on the Vanity Fair Article “The Suspect Wore Louboutins” By: Nancy Jo Sales Cinematography By: Harris Savides & Christian Blauvelt 
Editor: Sarah Flack 

 Cast: Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Claire Julien, Tassia Farminga, Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, Carlos Miranda, Gavin Rossdale, Stacy Edwards, Erin Daniels, Nina Siemaszko

TOTAL RECALL (2012)




Directed By: Len Wiseman 
 Written By: Kurt Wimmer & Mark Bomback 
Screen Story By: Ron Shusett, Dan O’Bannon, Jon Povill & Len Wiseman 
Based on The TOTALL RECALL Screenplay By: Ron Shusett, Dan O’Bannon & Gary Goldman Based on the Screen Story By: Ron Shusett &Dan O’Bannon & Jon Povill 
Cinematography By: Paul Cameron 
Editor: Christian Wagner 

 Cast: Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston, Bokeem Woodbine, Bill Nighy, John Cho

JEFF OF THE CINEFILES: HALL OF FAME FILE #0028: PHILADELPHIA (1993)



Directed By: Jonathan Demme 
Written By: Ron Nyswaner 
Cinematography By: Tak Fujimoto 
Editor: Craig McKay 

 Cast: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Antonio Banderas, Mary Steenburgen, Jason Robarbs, Joanne Woodward, Anna Deavere Smith, Chandra Wilson, Robert Ridgely, Bradley Whitford, Tracy Walter, Adam Lefevre, Charles Napier, Roger Corman, Obba Babtunde

Blast From The Past Review: POISON IVY (1992)



Directed By: Katt Shea 
Story By: Melissa Goddard 
Written By: Katt Shea & Andy Ruben 
Cinematography By: Phedon Papamichael 
Editor: Gina Mittelman 

 Cast: Drew Barrymore, Sara Gilbert, Tom Skeritt, Cynthia Gibb

Sunday, December 8, 2013

KILLING THEM SOFTLY (2012)



Written & Directed By: Andrew Dominik 
Based On The Novel “Coogan’s Trade” By: George V. Higgins 
Cinematography By: Greig Fraser 
Editor: John Paul Horstmann & Brian A. Kates 

 Cast: Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta, Sam Shepard, Scott McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Max Casella, Garret Dillahunt

THE PAPERBOY (2012)



Directed By: Lee Daniels 
Written By: Lee Daniels & Pete Dexter 
Based On The Book By: Pete Dexter 
Cinematography By: Roberto Schaefer 
 Editor: Joe Klotz 

 Cast: Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey, David Oyelowo, Macy Gray, John Cusack, Scott Glenn, Ned Bellamy

COLD WEATHER (2010)



Written, Edited & Directed By: Aaron Katz 
Story By: Aaron Katz, Ben Stambler & Brendan McFadden 
Cinematography By: Andrew Reed 

Cast: Cris Lankenau, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Robyn Rikkon, Raul Castillo, Jeb Pearson, Brendan McFadden

I HOPE THEY SERVE BEER IN HELL (2009)





Directed By: Bob Gosse 
Written By: Tucker Max & Nils Parker 
Based On The Book By: Tucker Max 
Cinematography By: Suki Medencevic 
Editor: Jeff Kushner 

 Cast: Jesse Bradford, Matt Czuchry, Geoff Stults, Keri Lynn Pratt, Marika Domincyzk

Saturday, November 30, 2013

LAWLESS (2012)




Directed By: John Hillcoat 
Written By: Nick Drake 
Based On the Book “The Wettest County in the world” by: Matt Bondurant 
Cinematography By: Benoit Delhomme 
Editor: Dylan Tichenor 

Cast: Shia LeBouf, Tom Hardy, Jason Clarke, Jessica Chastain, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, Dale DeHann, Gary Oldman, Lew Temple, Noah Taylor,

ARBITRAGE (2012)



Written & Directed By: Nicholas Jarecki 
Cinematography By: Yorick Le Saux 
Editor: Douglas Crise 

 Cast: Richard Gere, Nate Parker, Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling, Tim Roth, Laetitia Casta, Stuart Margolin, Chris Eigeman, Graydon Carter, Larry Pine, Bruce Altman

WRONG (2013)


Written, Directed, Cinematography & Edited By: Quentin Dupieux 

 Cast: Jack Plotnick, Steve Little, Regan Burns, Mark Burnham, Alexis Dziena, Arden Myrin, Eric Judor, William Finchter, Gary Valentine, Barry Alan Levine

DOGTOOTH (KYNODONTAS) (2009)



Directed By: Girogos Lanthimos 
Written By: Giorgos Lanthimos & Efthymis Filippou 
Cinematography By: Thimios Bakatakis 
Editor: Yorgos Mavropsaridis 

 Cast: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Aggeliki Papoulia, Hristos Passalis, MaryTsoni, Anna Kalaitzidou

Friday, November 22, 2013

MOON (2009)


Directed & Story By: Duncan Jones 
Written By: Nathan Parker 
Cinematography By: Gary Shaw 
Editor: Nicolas Gaster 

 Cast: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Benedict Wong, Kaya Scodalario

TED BUNDY (2002)


Directed By: Matthew Bright 
Written By: Matthew Bright & Steven Johnston 
Cinematography By: Sonja Rom 
Editor: Paul Heiman 

 Cast: Michael Reilly Burke, Boti Bliss, Steffani Brass

HAPPY GO LUCKY (2008)


Written & Directed By: Mike Leigh 
Cinematography By: Dick Pope 
Editor: Jim Clark 

Cast: Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan, Andrea Riseborough, Alexis Zegerman

SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME (2013)



Written & Directed By: Bob Byington 
Cinematography By: Sean Price Williams 
Editor: Frank V. Ross 

 Cast: Keith Poulson, Jess Weixler, Nick Offerman, Stephanie Hunt, Marshall Bell, Kate Lyn Sheil, Kevin Corrigan, Megan Mullally

Saturday, November 16, 2013

LILIES OF THE FIELD (1963)



Directed By: Ralph Nelson 
Written By: James Poe 
 Based On The Novel By: William E. Barrett 
Cinematography By: Ernest Haller 
Music By: Jerry Goldsmith 
Editor: John W. McCafferty 

 Cast: Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Lisa Mann, Isa Crino, Stanley Adams, Dan Frazer,

BULLET TO THE HEAD (2012)


Directed By: Walter Hill 
Written By: Alessandro Camon 
 Based On The Graphic Novel: "Du plomb dans la tĂȘte By: Alexis Nolent & Colin Wilson Cinematography By: Lloyd Ahern 
Editor: Tim Alverson 

 Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Jason Momoa, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jon Seda, Christian Slater, Sarah Shahi, Brian Van Holt

THE ADVENTURES OF PLUTO NASH (2002)


Directed By: Ron Underwood 
Written By: Neil Cuthbert 
Cinematography By: Oliver Wood 
Editor: Alan Heim & Paul Hirsch 


 Cast: Eddie Murphy, Rosario Dawson, Randy Quaid, Joe Pantoliano, James Rebhorn, Luis Guzman, Jay Mohr, Pam Grier, Illeana Douglas, Peter Boyle, Miguel A. Nunez Jr., Burt Young , John Cleese, Lilo Brancato

KING KELLY (2012)


Story & Directed By: Andrew Neel 
Written By: Mike Roberts 
Cinematography By: Ethan Palmer 
Editor: Brad Turner 

 Cast: Louisa Krause, Libby Woodbridge, Roderick Hill, Will Brill, Jonny Orsini

Saturday, November 9, 2013

KNOWING (2009)














Directed By: Alex Proyas 
Written By: Ryne Douglas Pearson, Juliet Snowden & Stiles White 
Story By: Ryne Douglas Pearson 
Cinematography By: Simon Duggan 
Editor: Richard Learoyd 

 Cast: Nicholas Cage, Rose Byrne, Ben Mendelsohn, Liam Hremsworth

THE DEEP BLUE SEA (2011)













Written & Directed By: Terrence Davies 
Based On The Play By: Terence Rattigan 
Cinematography By: Florian Hoffmeister 
Editor: David Charap 

 Cast: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale, Barbara Jafford, Ann Mitchell, Karl Johnson

SERVICE (SERBIS) (2008)














Directed By: Brillante Mendoza 
Written By: Armando Lao 
Story By: Armando Lao & Boots Agbayani Pastor 
Cinematography By: Odyssey Flores 
Editor: Claire Villa-Real 

 Cast: Gina Pareno, Jaclyn Jose, Julio Diaz, Kristoffer King, Dan Alvaro, Coco Martin, Mercedes Cabral

WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKEN HEARTED? (1999)













Directed By: Ian Mune 
Written By: Alan Duff (Based on His Novel) 
Cinematography By: Allen Guliford 
Editor: Michael Horton 

 Cast: Temuera Morrison, Julian Arahanga, Tony Billy, Tammy Davis, Taungaora Emile, Rena Owen, Nancy Brunning

Sunday, November 3, 2013

HARRY BROWN (2009)



Directed By: Daniel Barber 
Written By: Gary Young 
Cinematography By: Martin Rhue 
Editor: Joe Walker 

 Cast: Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Charlie-Creed Miles, David Bradley, Iain Glen, Sean Harris, Jack O’Connell, Joseph Gilgun, Liam Cunningham

SLEEPLESS NIGHT (NUIT BLANCHE) (2011)



Directed By: Frederic Jardin 
Written By: Frederic Jardin & Nicolas Saada 
Story By: Frederic Jardin & Oliver Douyere 
Cinematography By: Tom Stern 
Editor: Christophe Panel 

 Cast: Tomer Sisely, Serge Riaboukine, Julien Boisselier, Joey Starr, Laurent Stocker, Birol Unel, Lizzie Brochere, Pom Klementieff, Samy Seghir

SOMETHING IN THE AIR (2013)


Written & Directed By: Oliver Assayas 
Cinematography By: Eric Gautier 
Editor: Luc Barnier 

Cast: Clement Metayer, Lola Creton, Felix Armand, Carole Combes, India Menuez, Hugo Conzelmann

SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO (2007)



Directed By: Takashi Miike 
Written By: Takashi Miike & Masa Nakamura 
Cinematography By: Toyomuchi Kurita 
Editor: Taiji Shimamura 

 Cast: Hideaki Ito, Masanobu Ando, Koichi Sato, Kaori Momoi, Yusuke Iseya, Quentin Tarantino

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

[REC] 3: GENESIS (2012)



Directed By: Paco Plaza 
Written By: Paco Plaza, David Gallart & Luiso Berdejo 
 Cinematography By: Pablo Rasso 
Editor: David Gallart 

 Cast: Leticia Dolera, Diego Martin, Ismael Martinez, Alex Monner

WOULD YOU RATHER? (2013)


Directed By: David Guy Levy 
Written By: Steffen Schlachtenhaufen 
Cinematography By: Steve Calitri 
Editor: Josh Schaeffer 

 Cast: Brittany Snow, Jeffrey Combs, Sasha Grey, Eddie Steeples, John Heard, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., June Sqibb, Charlie Hofheimer

THE PURGE (2013)


Written & Directed By: James DeMonaco 
Cinematography By: Jacques Jouffret 
Editor: Peter Gvozdas 

 Cast: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane, Edwin Hodge, Rhys Wakefield, Arija Bareikis, Chris Mulkey

HATCHET 3 (2013)



Directed By: BJ McDonnell 
Written By: Adam Green 
Cinematography By: Will Barratt 
Editor: Ed Marx 

 Cast: Danielle Harris, Zach Galligan, Kane Hodder, Parry Shen, Caroline Williams, Sean Whalen, Derek Mears, Sid Haig

HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET (2012)


Directed By: Mark Tonderai 
Written By: David Loucka 
Story By: Jonathan Mostow 
Cinematography By: Miroslaw Baszak 
Editor: Steven Mirkovich & Karen Porter 

 Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Max Thierot, Elisabeth Shue, Gil Bellows, Nolan Gerard Funk

THE UNINVITED (2009)


Directed By: Charles & Thomas Guard 
Written By: Craig Rosenberg, Douglas Miro & Carlo Bernard 
Based On The Original Screenplay A TALE OF TWO SISTERS By: Kim Jee-Woon Cinematography By: Daniel Landin 
Editor: Jim Page &Christian Wagner 

 Cast: Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbel, David Straitharn, Elizabeth Banks,

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

WHY I LOVE HORROR


Now i have previously devoted a whole episode of UNFINISHED BUSINESS to my problems with modern day horror. I thought i would share some thoughts on why i love the genre as a whole above and beyond some others.