Friday, October 13, 2017

CHOPPING MALL (1986)



Directed By: Jim Wynorski 
Written By: Jim Wynorski & Steve Mitchell 
Cinematography By: Tom Richmond 
Editor: Leslie Rosenthal 

Cast: Kelli Maroney, Tony O’Dell, Russell Todd, Karrie Emerson, Barbara Crampton, Paul Bartel, Dick Miller, Gerrit Graham, Mary Wornov 


A group of teenagers that work at the mall all get together for a late night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lock down before they can get out, The robot security system activates after a malfunction and goes on a killing spree. One by one the three bots try to rid the mall of the "Intruders". The only weapons the kids can use are the supplies in other stores. Or...if they can make it till morning when the mall opens back up

FENDER BENDER (2016)



Written & Directed By: Mark Pavia 
Cinematography By: Tyler Lee Cushing 
Editor: Lana Wolverton 


Cast: Cassidy Freeman, Mackenzie Vega, Lora-Martinez-Cunningham, Bill Sage, Dre Davis, Steven Michael Quezada 


In a small New Mexico town, a 17-year-old high school girl who just got her driver's license gets into her first fender bender, innocently exchanging her personal information with an apologetic stranger. Later that stormy night, she is joined in her desolate suburban home by a couple of her school friends who try their best to make a night out of it, only to be visited by the stranger she so willingly handed all of her information to -- a terrifying and bizarre serial killer who stalks the country's endless miles of roads and streets with his old rusty car, hungrily searching for his next unsuspecting victim.

CLOWN (2014)



Directed By: Jon Watts 
Written By: Christopher Ford & Jon Watts 
Cinematography By: Matthew Santo 
Editor: Robert Ryang 


Cast: Andy Powers, Laura Allen, Peter Stomare, Christian Distefano, Chuck Shamata, Elizabeth Whitmere, Eli Roth 

 A little boy's birthday party gets ruined when his entertainment (clown) cancels. His father finds a clown suit and becomes the new entertainment but something is weird about it, there is an evil curse and it won't come off. He specializes in eating little kids... everything after that goes down hill.

DEMON SEED (1977)



Directed By: Donald Campbell 
Written By: Robert Jaffe & Roger O. Hirson 
Based On The Novel By: Dean R. Koontz 
Cinematography By: Bill Butler 
Editor: Francisco Mazzola 


Cast: Julie Christie, Fritz Weaver, Gerrit Graham, Barry Kroeger, Lisa Lu 


A scientist creates Proteus--an organic super computer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creators wife.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

CULT OF CHUCKY (2017)



Written & Directed By: Don Mancini 
Cinematography By: Michael Marshall 
Editor: Randy Bricker 

Cast: Fiona Dourif, Brad Dourif, Alex Vincent, Jennifer Tilly, Zak Santiago, Grace Lyn Kung, Michael Therriault, Ali Tataryn, Adam Hurtig, Elizabeth Rosen 


After accused of murdering her family, Nica is taken to an asylum and thinks that she's the cause of the deaths of her family. However, when grizzly deaths start to occur, she then realizes that Chucky, her illusion might not be make believe. She also finds out that the doll is slowly starting to possess anyone or anything to join a huge cult to kill off Chucky's victims, but things don't go to well in the asylum, including for Chucky's long lost friend "Andy Barcley" who tries to stop the cult from getting bigger while also trying to get past Chucky's wife, "Tiffany." One of the better films of the series. Certainly one of the better films of the seemingly new saga. That seemed to start officially with the last film, but I will say started as soon as BRIDE OF CHUCKY came about and Jennifer Tilly became more associated with the series. Joining Brad Dourif in the ranks of usually appearing or being a voice in the series.

LOST BOYS: THE THIRST (2010)



Directed By: Dario Piana 
Written By: Evan Charnov & Hans Rodionoff 
Story By: Evan Charnov 
Cinematography By: Stefano Morcaldo 
Editor: Tony Solomons 

Cast: Corey Feldman, Jamison Newlaner, Tanit Phoenix, Casey B. Dolan 


In San Cazador, California, the clumsy vampire hunter Edgar Frog is evicted from his trailer. But the best-seller writer Gwen Lieber offers him a job to destroy the head vampire DJ X that promotes worldwide raves to increase his army of undead. Gwen tells that her brother Peter disappeared in Ibiza two years ago in an X-Party promoted by the alpha-vampire. Now DJ X is coming to San Cazador to promote a sacrifice during a party in the blood moon on the next Friday, and Edgar discovers that the rave will take place in a slaughterhouse on an island. Gwen hires also the Hollywood participant of reality show Lars von Goetz that comes with the cameraman Claus. Edgar invites his brother Alan to join the team but he declines, and he teams up with his friend Zoe. When the group finds DJ X, Edgar discloses a secret about the head-vampire.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

CASUALTIES OF WAR (1989)



Directed By: Brian DePalma 
Written By: David Rabe 
Based On The Book By: Daniel Lang 
Cinematography By: Stephen H. Burhum 
Editor: Bill Pankow 
Music By: Ennio Morricone 


Cast: Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, John C. Reilly, John Leguizamo, Don Harvey, Ving Rhames, Dale Dye, Thuy Thu Le, Wendell Pierce, Sam Robards, Darren E. Burrows, John Marshal Jones, Holt McCallany 


During the Vietnam war, a girl is taken from her village by five American soldiers. Four of the soldiers rape her, but the fifth refuses. The young girl is killed. The fifth soldier is determined that justice will be done. The film is more about the realities of war, rather than this single event.

HACKSAW RIDGE (2016)



Directed By: Mel Gibson 
Written By: Robert Schenkkan & Andrew Knight 
Cinematography By: Simon Duggan 
Editor: John Gilbert

Cast: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughn, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Teresa Palmer, Luke Bracey 

The true story of Desmond T. Ross, the conscientious objector who, at the Battle of Okinawa, won the Medal of Honor for his incredible bravery and regard for his fellow soldiers. We see his upbringing and how this shaped his views, especially his religious view and anti-killing stance. We see Doss's trials and tribulations after enlisting in the US Army and trying to become a medic. Finally, we see the hell on Earth that was Hacksaw Ridge

UNBROKEN (2014)



Directed By: Angelina Jolie 
Written By: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Richard Lagravenese & William Nicholson 
Based on the book by: Laura Hillenbrand 
Cinematography By: Roger Deakins 
Editor: William Goldenberg &Tim Squyres 

Cast: Jack O’Connell, Takamasa Ishihara, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund, Finn Witrock, Jai Courtney, Luke Treadway 

The life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic athlete who joined the armed forces during the second world war. Only to be captured by the Japanese navy after a plane crash and spending a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewman in the Pacific. During his capture, Louie must continue his fight by surviving through the war in a POW Camp.

RIGHT AT YOUR DOOR (2006)



Written & Directed By: Chris Gorak 
Cinematography By: Tom Richmond 
Editor: Jeffrey M. Werner 
Music By: tomandandy 

Cast: Rory Cochrane, Melissa McCormack, Tony Perez, Will McCormick, Jenny O’Hara, Jon Huertas 


After Lexi leaves home to visit Central LA, there's a terrorist attack involving chemical bombs. After the attack, her musician husband, Brad, fails to find her and reluctantly seals himself inside his house. He will have to deal with this decision in the days to come.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (2017)



Directed By: Matthew Vaughn 
Written By: Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn 
Based on characters from The Graphic Novel “SECRET SERVICE” By: Mark Millar & Dave Gibbons 
Cinematography By: George Richmond 
Editor: Eddie Hamilton 


Cast: Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Hanna Alstrom, Channing Tatum, Pablo Pascal, Halle Berry, Julianne Moore, Edward Holcraft, Michael Gambon, Jeff Bridges, Emily Watson, Bruce Greenwood, Sophie Cookson, Poppy Delevigne, Thomas Turgoose 


When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.

THE WIZARD OF LIES (2017)



Directed By: Barry Levinson 
Written By: Sam Levinson, Samuel Baum & John Burnham Schwartz 
Based On The Book By: Diana B. Henriques 
Cinematography By: Eigil Bryld 
Editor: Ron Patane 
Production Design: Laurence Bennett 

Cast: Robert DeNiro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hank Azaria, Katherine Narducci, Allessandro Nivola, Michael Kostroff, Lily Rabe, Kristen Connolly 


A chronicle of Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme, which defrauded his clients of billions of dollars.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

WILSON (2017)



Directed By: Craig Johnson 
Written By: Daniel Clowes (Based on His Graphic Novel) 
Cinematography By: Frederick Elmes 
Editor: Paul Zucker 
Music By: Jon Brion 


Cast: Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Jusy Greer, Margo Martindale, David Warshofsky, Cheryl Hines, Brett Gelman 


A lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged man reunites with his estranged wife and meets his teenage daughter for the first time.

BURNT (2015)



Directed By: John Wells 
Written By: Steven Knight 
Story By: Michael Kalesniko 
Cinematography By: Adriano Goldman 
Editor: Nick Moore 


Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Daniel Bruhl, Omar Sy, Uma Thurman, Alicia Vikander, Matthrew Rhys, Lily James, Henry Goodman 


The film is beautiful to look at but that might be the problem in itself. It seems to strive for something deeper a character study inside an ensemble, but it is beautiful people living extravagently beautiful life's of leisure. While having dream careers and fighting against or for perfection. That it makes the Audience hard to feel sorry for the characters.

DONALD CRIED (2017)



Written & Directed By: Kris Avedisian 
Story By: Kris Avedisian, Jesse Wakeman & Kyle Espelata 
Cinematography By: Sam Flesichner 

Cast: Kris Avedisian, Jesse Wakeman, Louisa Krause, Ted Arcidi, Shawn Contois 

With the sudden passing of his grandmother, Peter Latang returns to his hometown and encounters his long lost, childhood friend, Donald Treebeck. What begins as a simple favor, turns into a long day's journey into the past.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

BAYWATCH (2017)



Directed By: Seth Gordon 
Written By: Damian Shannon & Mark Swift 
Story By: Jay Scherick, David Ronn, Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant 
Based On the series & Characters Created By: Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz & Gregory J. Bonann 
Cinematography By: Eric Steelberg 
Editor: Peter S. Elliot 


Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, Jon Bass, Hannibal Buress, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Rob Huebel, Oscar Nunez, Charlotte McKinney, David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson 


In sun-kissed Emerald Bay, the vigorous Lieutenant Mitch Buchannon and Baywatch, his elite team of hand-picked and perfectly tanned lifeguards, protect the bay, keeping both sunbathers and beach lovers safe. However, this summer, two new eager trainees will join the demanding life-saving program, as well as an insubordinate former Olympic swimmer, who are all called to prove their worth on the lifeguard towers just on time when a new synthetic street drug begins to infest the Emerald Bay: the flakka. Without a doubt, this calls for some serious undercover teamwork action, as the badgeless heroes in spandex comb the beach for shady newcomers and nefarious entrepreneurs with hidden agendas of their own. Can Mitch's band save the bay?

Saturday, September 23, 2017

SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL (1987)



Directed By: Howard Deutch 
Written By: John Hughes 
Cinematography By: Jan Kiesser 
Editor: Bud Smith & Scott Smith 


Cast: Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, Elias Koates, Lea Thompson, John Ashton, Craig Sheffer, Molly Hagan, Maddie Corman, Candace Cameron, Scott Coffey, Chynna Phillips 


A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school. Unfortunately, the girl's old boyfriend, who is from the rich section of town, is unable to let go of her, and plans to get back at Keith

THE PRINCIPAL (1987)



Directed By: Christopher Cain 
Written By: Frank Deese 
Cinematography By: Arthur Albert 
Editor: Jack Hofstra 


Cast: James Belushi, Louis Gossett Jr, Michael Wright, Rae Dawn Chong, Kelly Jo Minter, Jacob Vargas, J.J. Cohen, Troy Winbush, Esai Morales


A teacher is assigned to be the principal of a violent and crime-ridden high school.

TEENAGE COCKTAIL (2016)



Directed By: John Carchietta 
Written By: John Carchietta, Sage Bannick, Chris Sivertson 
Story By: Amelia Yokel 
Cinematography By: Justin Kane 
Editor: John Carchietta, Josh Ethier & Ben La Marca 


Cast: Nichole Bloom, Fabianne Therese, Pat Healy, Joshua Leonard, Michelle Borth, AJ Bowen 

Feeling confined by their small town and overbearing parents, Annie and Jules hatch a scheme of running away. But as the girls soon find out, consequences can blindside you. Sometimes violently.

Friday, September 22, 2017

MY GIRL 2 (1994)


Directed By: Howard Zieff 
Written By: Janet Kovalcik 
Based On Characters created by: Laurice Ehlewany 
Cinematography By: Paul Elliott 
Editor: Wendy Greene Bricmont 


Cast: Anna Chlumsky, Austin O’Brein, Richard Mausr, Christine Ebsrsole, Dan Ayckroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Gerrit Graham, Ben Stein, Keone Young, Devon Gummersall 


Vada Sultenfuss has a holiday coming up, and an assignment: to do an essay on someone she admires and has never met. She decides she wants to do an assignment on her mother, but quickly realizes she knows very little about her. She manages to get her father to agree to let her go to LA to stay with her Uncle Phil and do some research on her mother. Once in LA, she finds herself under the protection of Nick, the son of Phil's girlfriend, who at first is very annoyed at losing his holidays to escort a hick *girl* around town. However, he soon becomes more involved in the difficult search.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

PREVENGE (2017)



Written & Directed By: Alice Lowe 
Cinematography By: Ryan Eddelston 
Editor: Matteo Bini 


Cast: Alice Lowe, Katie Dicke, Gemma Whelan, Jo Hartley, Tom Davis, Kayvan Novak, Eileen Davies 


Alice Lowe who some might recognize from the tv series SHERLOCK and co-writing and starring in the dark comedy SIGHTSEERS. Makes a return to the screen with this film.

Friday, September 15, 2017

ADULT BEGINNERS (2014)



Directed By: Ross Katz 
Written By: Jeff Cox & Liz Flahive 
Story By: Nick Kroll, Jeff Cox & Liz Flahive 
Cinematography By: Vanja Cernjul 
Editor: Paul Frank 


Cast: Nick Kroll, Rose Byrne, Bobby Canavale, Joel McHale, Bobby Moynihan, Paula Garces, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Jane Krakowski, Mike Birbiglia, Jason Mantzoukas, Sarah Steele, Josh Charles, Julia White, Jeffrey DeMunn, Seth Barrish 


A young, narcissistic entrepreneur crashes and burns on the eve of his company's big launch. With his entire life in total disarray, he leaves Manhattan to move in with his estranged pregnant sister, brother-in-law and 3-year-old nephew in the suburbs - only to become their nanny.

THE GRUDGE 2 (2006)



Directed By: Takashi Shimizu 
Written By: Stephen Susco 
Based on the film JU-ON: THE GRUDGE by: Takashi Shimizu 
Cinematography By: Katsumi Yanagijima 
Editor: Jeff Betancourt 


Cast: Amber Tamblyn, Arielle Kebbel, Jennifer Beals, Christopher Cousins, Teresa Palmer, Sarah Roemer, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Takako Fuji, Edison Chen, Misako Uno 


In Pasadena, Mrs. Davis sends her daughter Aubrey Davis to Tokyo to bring her sister Karen Davis, who is interned in a hospital after surviving a fire, back to the USA. After their meeting, Karen dies and Aubrey decides to investigate what happened to her and gets herself trapped in the same situation, being chased by the ghost of the house. Meanwhile in Tokyo, the three high school mates Allison, Vanessa and Miyuki visit the famous haunted house and are also chased by the ghost. In Chicago, Trish moves to the apartment of her boyfriend Bill, who lives with his children, the teenager Lacey and boy Jake. On the next door, weird things happen with their neighbor.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

GOOD TIME (2017)



Written & Directed By: Josh Safdie & Benny Safdie 
Cinematography By: Sean Price Williams 
Editor: Benny Safdie & Ronald Bronstein 
Music By: Oneohtrix Point Never 


Cast: Robert Pattinson, Buddy Duress, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Benny Safdie, Barkhad Abdi, Taliah Lennice Webster 


After a heist goes awry, a bank robber tries to free his brother from Rikers Island, all in one night.

Friday, September 8, 2017

I LOVE YOU, TO DEATH (1990)



Directed By: Lawrence Kasdan
Written By: John Kostmayer 
Cinematography By: Owen Roizman 
Editor: Anne V. Coates 


Cast: Kevin Kline, Tracy Ullman, Joan Plowright, William Hurt, River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, Heather Graham, James Gammon, Victoria Jackson, Miriam Margolyes, Alisan Porter, Jon Kasdan, Michelle Joyner, Shiri Appleby, Kathleen York 


Joey works with Rosalie in their pizza parlor. She is convinced that he works all of the time for them and her world dissolves when she finds that he has been fooling around for years. Being Catholic, divorce is out of the question, so she and her mother and her best friend decide to kill him. Hopelessly incompetent as killers, they hire incompetent professionals as they beat, poison, and shoot Joey who remains oblivious to their attempts.

NINE MONTHS (1995)



Written & Directed By: Chris Columbus 
Based on the Screenplay “NEUF MOIS” by: Patrick Braoude 
Cinematography By: Donald McAlpine 
Edited By: Raja Gosnell & Stephen E. Rivkin 


Cast: Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack, Jeff Goldblum, Robin Williams, Ashley Johnson, Alexa Vega, Kristin Davis 


When he finds out his longtime girlfriend is pregnant, a commitment-phobe realizes he might have to change his lifestyle for better or much, much worse.

OTHER PEOPLE (2016)



Written & Directed By: Chris Kelly 
Cinematography By: Brian Burgoyne 
Editor: Patrick Colman 


Cast: Jesse Plemmons, Molly Shannon, Bradley Whitford, Maude Apatow, June Sqibb, Paula Pell, Matt Walsh, Paul Dooley, Kerri Kenney, Zach Woods, Mike Mitchell, Lynne Marie Stewart, Nicole Byer, Lennon Parham 

Follows David as he moves back home to be with his mother for the year between her giving up her fight against cancer and slowly dying. David’s relationship with his family is, at best, strained (especially in regard to his father) because of an apparent difficulty in accepting his homosexuality. Although the subject matter is genuinely distressing, his mothers death ultimately helps restore his familial bonds and become an integrated part of the family unit again.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD (2017)



Directed By: Patrick Hughes 
Written By: Tom O’Connor 
Cinematography By: Jules O’Loughlin 
Editor: Jake Roberts 


Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek, Gary Oldman, Elodie Yung, Joaquim De Almeida Richard E. Grant 


With his reputation in tatters after a painfully unsuccessful delivery of a distinguished Japanese client, former triple-A executive protection agent, Michael Bryce, two long years after the disgraceful incident, is now reduced to a mere second-class bodyguard for hire. Under those circumstances, Bryce would do anything to prove his worth once again, and as a result, it won't be long before he accepts an offer from Interpol to escort the renowned international assassin Darius Kincaid from Manchester to the Hague. The task seems simple: Bryce only needs to transport the contract killer from point A to point B, nevertheless, Kincaid, as the only one with the guts and enough hard evidence to testify against a tyrannical Belarusian dictator, is an obvious target, while the trip to the Netherlands is long and hazardous. Without a doubt, this a race against the clock as the mismatched duo will have to put aside their grudges, in a non-stop concerto for bullets.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

PATTI CAKE$ (2017)



Written & Directed By: Geremy Jasper 
Cinematography By: Federico Cesca 
Editor: Brad Turner 
Music By: Geremy Jasper & Jason Binnick 


Cast: Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Cathy Moriarty, Siddharth Dhananjay, Mamoudou Athie, MC Lyte 

PATTI CAKE$ is centered on aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, who is fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in New Jersey.

PERSON TO PERSON (2017)



Written, Edited & Directed By: Dustin Guy Defa 
Cinematography By: Ashley Connor 


Cast: Bene Coopersmith, Michael Cera, Abbi Jacobson, Philip Baker Hall, Michaela Watkins, Tavi Gevinson, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Buddy Durress, Benny Safdie, George Sample III, Eleonore Hendricks, Brian Tyree Henry, Olivia Luccardi 


Follows a variety of New York characters as they navigate personal relationships and unexpected problems over the course of one day.

AMERICAN HONEY (2016)



Written & Directed By: Andrea Arnold 
Cinematography By: Robbie Ryan 
Editor: Joe Bini 

Cast: Sasha Lane, Shia LeBouf, Riley Keough, Arielle Holmes, McCaul Lombardi, Will Patton 


Star, a teenage girl with nothing to lose, joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits

IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE (2016)



Written, Edited & Directed By: Ti West 
Cinematography By: Eric Robbins 

Cast: Ethan Hawke, John Travolta, Taissa Farminga, James Ransone, Larry Fessenden, Karen Gillan, Toby Huss 

A mysterious stranger and a random act of violence drag a town of misfits and nitwits into the bloody cross hairs of revenge.

Friday, August 25, 2017

STAND ALONE(S)



ON THE SUBJECT OF THE FUTURE DC UNIVERSE/WARNER BROTHERS STAND ALONE VILLAIN FILMS

JEFF OF THE CINEFILES & UNFINISHED BUSINESS: HALL OF FAME: FILE #0050: LESS THAN ZERO (1987)



Directed By: Marek Kanievska 
Written By: Harley Payton 
Based on the novel written By: Bret Easton Ellis 
Cinematography By: Edward Lachman 
Editor: Peter E. Berger & Michael Tronick 


Cast: Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey Jr. James Spader, Tony Bill, Michael Bowen, Nicholas Pryor, Donna Mitchell, Sarah Buxton, Lisanne Falk, Flea 

Clay, an eighteen-year-old freshman, comes back from his first term at Princeton to spend his Christmas vacation with his broken-up wealthy family in Los Angeles. His former girlfriend, Blair, is now involved with his ex-best-friend, Julian. She warns Clay that Julian needs help: he is using a lot of cocaine and has huge debts. What follows is a look at the youth culture of wealthy post adolescents in Beverly Hills with a strong anti-drug message. Apart from the setting and the names, the film has very little to do with Bret Easton Ellis's book by the same title on which it was based.

LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR (1977)



Written & Directed By: Richard Brooks 
Based On The Novel By: Judith Krasner 
Cinematography By: William A. Fraker 
Editor: George Grenville 

Cast: Daine Keaton, Richard Gere, William Atherton, Tuesday Weld, Richard Kiley, Brian Dennehy, Tom Berenger, LeVar Burton Julius Harris, Richard Bright 


A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.

I WANT YOU (1999)



Directed By: Michael Winterbottom 
Written By: Eoin McNamee 
Cinematography By: Slawomir Idziak 
Editor: Trevor Waite 


Cast: Rachel Weisz, Alessandro Nivola, Labina Mitevska, Luka Petrusic, Phylidia Law 



Helen is a young woman running a hairdressing salon; Bob is her boyfriend and local radio DJ; Honda is a mute kid who's secretly taping people's conversation and Smokey is Honda's sister who sings at local bar. New guy in town is the mysterious Martin, who shares some dark history with Helen and observes her from afar at first. Honda falls in love with Helen and starts taping her conversations with Bob, and that leads to reactivation of the Helen-Martin relationship

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

ATOMIC BLONDE (2017)



Directed By: David Leitch 
Written By: Kurt Johnstad 
Based on the Graphic Novel “THE COLDEST CITY” By: Antony Jonhston & Sam Hart Cinematography By: Jonathan Sela 
Editor: Elisabet Ronaldsdottir 

Cast: Charlize Theron, Sofia Boutella, James McAvoy, Toby Jones, John Goodman, Eddie Marsan, James Faulkner, Til Schweiger, Bill Skarsgard 


The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS (2001)



Written & Directed By: Deborah Kaplan & Harry Elfont 
Based on characters created by: Richard Goldwater, Dan DeCarlo & John L. Goldwater Cinematography By: Matthew Labitique 
Editor: Peter Teschner 


Cast: Rachael Leigh Cook, Rosario Dawson, Tara Reid, Alan Cumming, Parker Posey, Seth Green, Donald Faison, Paolo Constanzo, Missi Pyle, Breckin Meyer, Alexander Martin, Gabriel Mann 


For years, the record industries have inserted subliminal messages into music so that they can turn teenagers into brain dead zombies who do nothing but buy, buy, buy. And whenever the musician or band finds out the truth, the record company silences them to keep the truth from coming out. When the hot boy band DuJour discovers this, their manager, Wyatt Frame, under his evil, corrupt boss, Fiona, has the plane they are flying in crashed and him looking for a new band to use for their evil schemes. Enter Josie, the ditsy Melody, and the tough Valerie, from Josie and the Pussycats, a small band who wants to make it to the big time. When they are discovered by Wyatt, they give in and become big rock stars. But will they find out that they are just pawns for the record industry or will fame take them over?

MASTERMINDS (2016)



Directed By: Jared Hess 
Written By: Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer & Emily Spivey 
Cinematography By: Erik Wilson 
Editor: Keith Brachmann & David Rennie 

Cast: Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Jason Sudekis, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Jon Daly, Ken Marino, Ross Kimball, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Devin Ratray 

David Ghantt discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. He is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting millions of other people's money with no escape in sight. The only glimmer of excitement is his flirtatious work crush Kelly Campbell who soon lures him into the scheme of a lifetime. Along with a group of half-brained criminals led by Steve Chambers and an absurdly faulted heist plan, David manages the impossible and makes off with $17 million in cash...only problem is he foolishly hands the money over to this wild group of double crossers and has been set up to take the fall. With the bandits blowing the millions on lavish and ridiculous luxuries, they leave behind a glaring trail of evidence. Now on the lam and in over his head, David must dodge the authorities, evade a hilarious hit man, Mike McKinney, and try to turn the tables on the ones he trusted most

NASTY BABY (2015)



Written & Directed By: Sebastian Silva 
Cinematography By: Sergio Armstrong 
Editor: Sophia Subercaseaux 


Cast: Sebastian Silva, Kristin Wiig, Tunde Adebimpe, Reg E. Cathey, Mark Margolis, Alia Shawkat, Anthony Chilsom, Neal Huff, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Judy Marte 


A close-knit trio navigates the idea of creating life, while at the same time being confronted with a brutal scenario that causes them to take a life.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

THE BAD BATCH (2017)



Written & Directed By: Ana Lily Amirpour 
Cinematography By: Lyle Vincent 
Editor: Alex O’Flinn 


Cast: Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Diego Luna, Yolonda Ross, Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey, Giovanni Ribisi 

A love story set in a community of cannibals in a future dystopia. In a desert wasteland in Texas, a muscled cannibal breaks one important rule: don't play with your food.

THE SIMILARS (2015)



Written & Directed By: Issac Ezban 
Cinematography By: Isi Sarfati 
Editor: Oscar Figueroa 


Cast: Luis Alberti, Carmen Beato, Fernando Becceril, Humberto Busto, Cassandra Ciangherotti 

On the rainy night of October 2, 1968, eight characters waiting on a remote bus station for a bus heading to Mexico City start experiencing a strange phenomenon.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

THE LURE (2015)



Directed By: Agnieszka Smoczynska 
Written By: Robert Bolesto 
Cinematography By: Jakub Kijowski 


Cast: Martz Mazurek, Michalina Olszanka, Kinga Preis, Andrzej Konopka, Jakub Gierszal, Magdalena Cielacka, Zygmunt Malanowicz, Marcin Kowalczyk 


One dark night, at water's edge, a family of musicians encounter aquatic sirens Silver and Golden. After assuring the family that they won't eat them up, the winsome sirens are recruited to join the Figs and Dates band at a neon-lit Warsaw dance club. When Silver becomes romantically entangled with beautiful blonde bassist Mietek, the more cunning Golden, who cannot escape her bloodthirsty nature, worries that her sister's relationship will doom their shared dream of swimming to a new life in America.

THE NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE (2016)



Directed & Story By: Jonathan Straiton 
Written By: Jonathan Straiton, Ron Bonk & Mean Gene 
Cinematography By: Rex Femscared 
Editor: Brooklynn Taylor 


Cast: Trey Harrison, Rebecca C. Kasek, Nicola Fiore, Janey Mayson, Tarrance Taylor, Toni Anne Gamble, Brinke Stevens 


Five teenage friends set out for the beach on their Spring Break vacation. Good times are cut short when one of the group, Carrie, contracts a deadly sexual transmitted disease during a bathroom stop. When they stop for the night at an isolated motel, the real terror begins when the STD virus starts running rampant, turning those infected into the living dead. However, there's more going on at the motel than meets the eye. "Night of the STD's" was the original title. Which would more fit the film

THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS (1983)



Directed By: Carl Reiner 
Written By: Steve Martin, George Gipe & Carl Reiner 
 Cinematography By: Michael Chapman 
Editor: Bud Molin 

Cast: Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, David Warner, Paul Benedict, James Cromwell, Earl Boen, Jeffrey Combs, Jenny Gago, Stephanie Kramer 


Recently widowed Doctor Michael Hfuhruhurr, the world's greatest neurosurgeon, injures Dolores Benedict in a car accident. He operates on her and saves her life using a technique of his own invention: cranial screw-top brain entry. As Benedict recovers, Hfuhruhurr falls in love with her and they are soon married. However, Benedict is only interested in Hfuhruhurr's money and Hfuhruhurr still yearns for his previous wife. They travel to Vienna to attend a medical conference where Hfuhruhurr finally divorces Dolores, meets a mysterious Doctor Alfred Necessiter and becomes entangled in a series of murders committed by The Elevator Killer.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

THE INCREDIBLE JESSICA JAMES (2017)



Written & Directed By: James C. Strouse 
Cinematography By: Sean McElwee 
Editor: Mollie Goldstein & Jesse Gordon 


Cast: Jessica Williams, Chris O’Dowd, Lakeith Stanfield, Noel Wells, Sarah Jones 


An aspiring playwright in New York strikes up a friendship with a guy while on the rebound from a break-up.

Friday, August 4, 2017

KIDNAP (2017)



Directed By: Luis Prieto 
Written By: Knate Lee 
Cinematography By: Flavio Martinez Labiano 
Editor: Avi Youabian 


Cast: Halle Berry, Lew Temple, Jason George, Sage Correa, Chris McGinn 



In the US, a child goes missing every 40 seconds. You never think it will happen to you. Until it does. Alone and scared, Karla Dyson is unwilling to leave the fate of her son's life in someone else's hands. When she catches a glimpse of the abductors speeding away, she decides to fight back. In a heart pounding race against time, Kate begins a high speed pursuit and will stop at nothing to save her son's life.

SPECTRE (2015)



Directed By: Sam Mendes 
Written By: John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade & Jez Butterworth 
Story By: John Logan, Neal Purvis & Robert Wade 
Based On Characters Created By: Ian Fleming 
Cinematography By: Hoyte Van Hoytema 
Editor: Lee Smith 


Cast: Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Monica Bellucci, Stephanie Sigman 

A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.