Sunday, June 30, 2013


Written & Directed By: Peter Strickland 
Cinematography By: Nicholas D. Knowland 
Editor: Chris Dickens 

Cast: Toby Jones, Tonia Sotiropoulou, Susanna Cappellaro, Cosimo Fusco, Antonio Mancino, Fatma Mohamed, Chiara D’anna

STUCK (2007)

Screen Story & Directed By: Stuart Gordon 
Written By: John Strysik 
Cinematography By: Denis Maloney 
Editor: Andy Horvitch 

Cast: Mena Suvari, Stephen Rea, Russell Hornsby, Rukiya Bernard

Monday, June 24, 2013

HITCH (2005)

Directed By: Andy Tennent 
Written By: Kevin Bisch 
Cinematography By: Andrew Dunn 
Editor: Troy Takaki & Tracy Wadmore-Smith 

Cast: Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James, Amber Valletta, Jeffrey Donovan, Adam Arkin, Michael Rapaport , Paula Patton, Kevin Sussman, Matt Malloy, Robinne Lee, Maria Thayer, Joe LoTruglio, Rain Phoenix, Beau Sia


Directed By: Rob Pritts
Written By: David Garrett & Jason Ward
Cinematography By: Steven Bernstein
Editor: Alan Levy

Cast: Chris Kattan, Vinessa Shaw, Peter Berg, Chris Penn, Peter Falk, Fred Ward, Richard Roundtree, Vincent Pastore, Matthew Glave, Dave Sheridan, Zach Galifianakis

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Written, Story & Directed By: Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg
Based On The Short Film “Jay & Seth V.s. The Apocalypse By: Jason Stone
Cinematography By: Brandon Trost
Editor: Zene Baker

Cast: Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Emma Watson, Michael Cera


Keep in mind this list isn't a best list instead My Favorite Directors (So Far) of all time. Now there are plenty of directors whose work I love. Even a lot who have made single films that are noteworthy or mean a lot to me. Here I choose directors whose work so far has been consistent and whose work I love to watch. There are some big names missing. So please no complaints. Even if they didn't make the list I respect their work, but I can't say they are my favorites. Also there are some directors work. I will admit I haven't watched completely, So please no inquiries Why Fredrico Fellini, David Lynch or David Cronenberg aren't listed. Just keep in mind this is all in my opinion and could easily change over the years.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

THE CALL (2013)

Directed By: Brad Anderson
Written By: Richard D’Ovidio
Story By: Richard D’Ovidio, Nicole D’Ovidio & Jon Bokenkamp
Cinematography By: Tom Yatsko
Editor: Avi Youabian

Cast: Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut, Michael Eklund, David Otunga, Michael Imperioli ,Roma Maffia, Jose Zuniga, Justina Machado


Written & Directed By: Darren Stein
Cinematography By: Amy Vincent
Editor: Troy Takaki

Cast: Rose McGowan, Julie Benz, Rebecca Gayheart, Charlotte Ayana, Judy Greer, Pam Grier, Carol Kane, Tatyana Ali, Chad Christ, Jeff Conaway, William Katt, P.J. Soles, Marilyn Manson

CACHE (2005)

Written & Directed By: Michael Haneke
Cinematography By: Christian Berger
Editor: Michael Hudecek & Nadine Muse

Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Maurice Benichou

STUCK (2007)

Screen Story & Directed By: Stuart Gordon
Written By: John Strysik
Cinematography By: Denis Maloney
Editor: Andy Horvitch

Cast: Mena Suvari, Stephen Rea, Russell Hornsby, Rukiya Bernard

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Remembering when I saw that ...

I believe it was 1982 and we FINALLY got cable in my neighborhood. Literally, the contractor had to come to my backyard and hook up the cable to our phone pole. This gave me the signal to run to my mom and beg for us to get this wondrous thing called CABLE TV, which I could only enjoy at a friend’s house before my touchstone moment. Mom decided to make an appointment with the cable company that week. I went in to the building with bated breath, knowing this was a gateway into movies around the clock and … and … MTV! Anyway, we got the package that included HBO and Spotlight (which later became the Movie Channel, which later became Starz). And I pushed for Spotlight because they had the exclusive viewing rights (for maybe a month?) to Conan the Barbarian!! HOLY GOD! I’m going to see this … without an adult’s permission!! Two weeks later, I see Conan premiere on a Saturday night. Perfect. And the 2nd film in the Sword & Sorcery double feature? The Sword & the Sorcerer! Yes, even more perfect! Lastly, my mom decided that she and my dad were going out that night and I was babysitting my sister. Is it possible to have ALL of your prayers answered in one night?? When watching barbarians hacking their enemies to pieces, or warrior women disrobing for any medieval reason, the last thing I needed to hear was, “CLOSE YOUR EYES!” or “Should you really be watching this?” With me in charge, these questions would not be asked. So my dad picked us up our favorite fast food cuisine, Taco Bell, and we were set for the evening. Granted, my sister had no idea what she was in store for, but it didn’t matter. It was my night. Once the enchirito was down the hatch and the parents out of sight, the opening credits for Dino Delaurentis, in gold gilded letters appear on the screen after the Spotlight opening bumper (at the time, almost as good as the 20th Century Fox drums). Watching Conan, in this setting, 5 feet away from my family’s 27 inch wood encased tv console, filled with pseudo Mexican fast food, was sheer bliss. For most of the night, I forgot my sister was even in the room! I can say, with all seriousness, this viewing was a religious experience. Maybe I didn’t even BREATHE during this event? But, at 12 years of age, being a barbarian fighter/thief/conqueror seemed like a plausible and much-hoped-for career path. When the Sword and the Sorcerer started, I was coming down off my Crom high, I was treated to the swash-buckling expertise of Lee Horsley and the sneering malevolence of Richard Lynch. RICHARD LYNCH?!?! My thoughts at the time, “This guy is in everything … and he’s always EVIL!” Add to it a naked Kathleen Bellar ass (supposedly a double … but I don’t knooow) and a sword that SHOOTS off its blades … oh man, if it were possible to OD from a good time w/o pharmaceuticals, I would’ve been carted off by the time the credits rolled. The only buzzkill of the evening was getting sick at the rise of the Sorcerer (a pre-Bull Richard Moll) from his tomb of living faces was a sight sick enough to make me rethink my choice of dinner and its staying power in my stomach. And my sister freaked out enough to run from the room, crying. Either way, when my folks came home, I was in a sublime state of mind, which lasted a week … or was it a month? After all these years, I can see it actually lasted a lifetime.

Monday, June 3, 2013


Directed By: Shosuke Murakami
Written By: Arisa Kaneko
Based On The Novel By: Hitori Nakano
Cinematography By: Shigeki Murano
Editor: Junosoke Hogaki

Cast: Takayuki Yamada, Miki Nakatani, Ryoko Kuninaka, Kuranosuke Sasaki, Tae Kimura, Yoshinori Okada


Written & Directed By: Abbas Kiarostami
Cinematography By: Katsumi Yanagijima

Cast: Tadashi Okuno, Rin Takanashi, Ryo Kase


Directed By: Alan Poul
Written By: Kate Angelo
Cinematography By: Xavier Perez Grobet
Editor: Priscilla Nedd-Friendly

Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Michela Watkins, Linda Lavin, Tom Bosley, Eric Christian Olsen, Anthony Anderson, Noureen DeWulf, Alex O’Laughlin, Melissa McCarthy, Robert Klein, Jennifer Elise Cox, Danneel Harris


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