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Freelance writer, artist, film critic working to better the world one review at a time.

The Man Who Sold His Skin

Cinétéléfilm (2020) 104 min.  NR

Director: Kaouther Ben Hania

Screenplay: Kaouther Ben Hania

Cinematography: Christopher Aoun; Editing: Marie-Hèlène Dozo; Art Department: Julien Defasque; Score: Amine Bouhafa

Stars: Yahya Mahayni (Sam Ali), Dea Liane (Abeer), Koen De Bouw (Jeffrey Godefroi), Monica Bellucci (Soraya Waldy), Saad Lostan (Ziad), Darina Al Joundi (Sam’s Mother), Christian Vadim (William, Sam’s Attorney), Jan Dahdoh (Hazem), Marc de Panda (Marc Sheen), Najoua Zouhair (Sam’s Sister), Wim Delvoye (Insurance Broker) Continue reading The Man Who Sold His Skin

Male and Female

Paramount (1919) 116 min.  NR

Director: Cecil B. DeMille

Screenplay: Jeannie Macpherson from play The Admirable Crichton by James M. Barrie

Cinematography: Alvin Wyckoff; Editing: Anne Bauchens; Production Design: WIlfred Buckland; Costumes: Paul Iribe, Mitchell Leisen & Clare West

Stars: Gloria Swanson (Lady Mary), Thomas Meighan (Crichton), Lila Lee (Tweeny), Theodore Roberts (Lord Loam), Raymond Hatton (Hon. Ernest Woolley), Mildred Reardon (Lady Agatha), Robert Cain (Lord Brockelhurst), Edmund Burns (Treherne), Rhy Darby (Lady Eileen), Mayme Kelso (Lady Brockelhurst), Julia Faye (Maid), Henry Woodward (Eileen’s Chauffeur), Bebe Daniels (King’s Favorite), Wesley Barry (Buttons) Continue reading Male and Female

Vice Versa

Two Cities Films (1948) 111 min.  NR

Director: Peter Ustinov

Screenplay: Peter Ustinov from novel by F. Anstey

Cinematography: Jack Hildyard; Editing: John D. Guthridge; Production Design: Carmen Dillon; Costumes: Nadia Benois; Score: Antony Hopkins

Stars: Roger Livesey (Paul Bultitude), Kay Walsh (Fanny Verlayne), Anthony Newley (Dick Bultitude), Petula Clark (Dulcie Grimstone), Hugh Dempster (Colonel Ambrose), David Hutcheson (Marmaduke Paradine), James Robertson Justice (Dr. Grimstone), Robert Eddison (Mr. Blinkhorn), Patricia Raine (Alice), Joan Young (Mrs. Grimstone), Ernest Jay (Bowler) Continue reading Vice Versa

They Might Be Giants

Universal (1971) 98 min. G

Director: Anthony Harvey

Screenplay: James Goldman

Cinematography: Victor J. Kemper; Editing: Gerald B. Greenberg

Production Design: John Robert Lloyd; Set Decoration: Herbert Mulligan; Costumes: Ann Roth; Score: John Barry

Stars: George C. Scott (Justin Playfair), Joanne Woodward (Dr. Mildred Watson), Jack Gilford (Peabody), Lester Rawlins (Blevins), Al Lewis (Messenger), Rue McClanahan (Daisy), Ron Weyand (Dr. Strauss), Oliver Clark (Mr. Small), Theresa Merritt (Peggy), James Tolkan (Mr. Brown), Kitty Winn (Grace), Staats Cotsworth (Winthrop), Sudie Bond (Maud), F. Murray Abraham (Clyde), Worthington Miner (Mr. Bagg), Frances Fuller (Mrs. Bagg), M. Emmet Walsh (1st Sanitation Man), Louis Zorich (2nd Sanitation Man), Paul Benedict (Chestnut Man) Continue reading They Might Be Giants

In the Heights

Warner Bros. 2021 143 min. PG-13

Director: Jon M. Chu

Screenplay: Quiara Alegria Hudes based on  play In the Heights by Quiara Alegria Hudes & Lin-Manuel Miranda

Cinematography: Alice Brooks; Editing: Myron Kerstein; Production Design: Nelson Coates; Art Direction: Brian Goodwin & Chris Shriver; Costumes: Mitchell Travers; Score: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alex Lacamoire & Bill Sherman

Stars: Anthony Ramos (Usnavi de la Vega), Melissa Barrera (Vanessa Morales), Leslie Grace (Nina Rosario), Corey Hawkins (Benny), Olga Merediz (Abuela Claudia), Jimmy Smits (Kevin Rosario), Gregory Diaz IV (Sonny), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Daniela), Stephanie Beatriz (Carla), Dascha Polanco (Cuca), Noah Catala (Graffiti Pete), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Piragua Guy), Mateo Gomez (Alejandro), Marc Anthony (Gapo),  Olivia Perez (Iris de la Vega), Chris Jackson (Mr. Softee Truck Driver) Continue reading In the Heights

The Wolf of Snow Hollow

p2620525313Orion Classics (2020) 85 min. R

Director: Jim Cummings

Screenplay: Jim Cummings

Cinematography: Natalie Kingston; Editing: Patrick Nelson Barnes & R. Brett Thomas; Production Design: Charlie Textor; Costumes: Anna Hayes; Score: Ben Lovett

 Stars: Jim Cummings (John Marshall), Robert Forster (Sheriff Hadley), Riki Lindhome (Detective Julia Robson), Chloe East (Jenna Marshall), Jimmy Tatro (PJ Palfrey), Will Madden (Paul Carnury), Skyler Bible (Ray Guttierrez), Demetrius Daniels (Chavez), Kevin Changaris (Bo), Hannah Elder (Hannah Marten), Kelsey Edwards (Liz Fairchild), Daniel Fenton Anderson (Coroner Gary), Rachel Day (Brittany Marshall), Annie Hamilton (Brianne Paulson), Anna Sward (Carla), Chase Palmer (Brock), Howard Hong (Dave EMT), PJ McCabe (Townie), Bridge Stuart (Townie)

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Harriet

Focus  Features 2019 125 min. PG-13

Director: Kasi Lemmons

Screenplay: Gregory Allen Howard & Kasi Lemmons

Cinematography: John Toll; Editing: Wyatt Smith; Production Design: Warren Alan Young; Art Direction: Kevin Hardison & Christina Eunji Kim; Costumes: Paul Tazewell; Score: Terence Blanchard

Stars: Cynthia Erivo (Harriet Tubman), Leslie Odom, Jr. (William Still), Janelle Monáe (Marie Buchanon), Joe Alwyn (Gideon Brodess), Henry Hunter Hall (Walter), Clarke Peters (Ben Ross), Vanessa Bell Calloway (Rit Ross), Omar J. Dorsey (Bigger Long), Zackary Momoh (John Tubman), Jennifer Nettles (Eliza Brodess), Rakeem Laws (Jasper Marley), Vondie Curtis-Hall (Reverend Samuel Green), Deborah Olayinka Ayorinde (Rachel Ross),  Joseph Lee Anderson (Robert Ross), Tim Guinee (Thomas Garrett), Kathryn Tkel (Tilly)

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