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Entries from April 2010

31 Days of Eastwood is coming …

April 26th, 2010 · 7 Comments

… and hell’s coming with him! There aren’t any superlatives or awards left to bestow on filmmaker and movie icon Clint Eastwood. December 2009 saw the theatrical release of Invictus, his 31st film credit as director. Short of Woody Allen, no working filmmaker has produced such a prodigious body of work, which like Allen’s, spans […]

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Drinking White Wine with Jackie

April 18th, 2010 · 14 Comments

Jackie Brown (1997) Directed by Quentin Tarantino Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino, based on the novel Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard Produced by Lawrence Bender 154 minutes Whether by freak accident or intelligent design, few movies manage to evoke the lives of their characters with the depth of Jackie Brown. Not only does the third film […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Cult favorite · Femme fatale · Gangsters and hoodlums · Heist · Interrogation · Midlife crisis · Unconventional romance

These Kids Are American Punks

April 11th, 2010 · 27 Comments

Over the Edge (1979) Directed by Jonathan Kaplan Screenplay by Charlie Haas & Tim Hunter Produced by George Litto 95 minutes If Harold and Maude, Fast Times At Ridgemont High and Boyz N The Hood all took the pulse of a particular generation’s youth, you’d have to look no further than Over the Edge to […]

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Tags: Coming of age · Cult favorite · Drunk scene · Famous line · Father/son relationship · High school · Interrogation