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A Tale Only Told in West Texas

Hell or High Water (2016) Dir: David Mackenzie Stars: Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster and Gil Birmingham This crime drama is so up my alley that it’s going to be hard to draft this particular entry without veering off – … Continue reading

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What Animal Would You Be?

The Lobster (2016) Dir: Yorgos Lanthimos Stars: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, John C. Reilly and Olivia Colman My top ten films of 2016 would definitely have to include this foreign film, which received quite a bit … Continue reading

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A Powerful Exploration of the Father-Son Bond

Midnight Special (2016) Dir: Jeff Nichols Stars: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Sam Shephard and Jaeden Lieberher Back in the day, I watched The Terminator for the first time with my family without knowing a single thing … Continue reading

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An Old, Frightening Legend Come to Life

The Witch (2016) Dir: Robert Eggers Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw and Ralph Ineson Some official sources have this title spelled with two “V”s as in “The VVitch,” which seems to reflect the film’s poster.  It harkens back … Continue reading

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A Rogue Chapter in the Star Wars Universe, Indeed

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Dir: Gareth Edwards Stars: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Ben Mendelsohn and Mads Mikkelsen OK, you’ve seen it, I’ve seen it, now let’s talk about it.  Much like last December’s Star … Continue reading

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Our First Annual – Top Ten Films of 2016

The Top Ten Films of 2016 – An Introduction, and Commentary on #10 An Annual Ronhamprod.com Presentation Welcome to ronhamprod.com’s first annual list of the best films from the previous year.  This is obviously our own, homemade effort for the … Continue reading

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These Dogs Needed Obedience Training

WAR DOGS (2016) Dir: Todd Phillips Stars: Miles Teller, Jonah Hill, Ana de Armas and Bradley Cooper The film opens with a kid in his early 20s, sitting in a beat-up, turquoise Ford Escort.  Pardon me, Escort station wagon.  Insert … Continue reading

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The Original Vision of Dune, and Its Development

Jodorowsky’s Dune (2014) Dir: Frank Pavich Stars: Alejandro Jodorowky, Michel Seydoux, H.R. Giger and Gary Kurtz I was really impressed with this documentary because it does such a fine job of describing the challenges and heartache of film development.  I … Continue reading

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Is That a Giant Worm? Oh… Must Be Dune…

DUNE (1984) Dir: David Lynch Stars: Kyle MacLaughlin, Sting, Everett McGill and Virginia Madsen – and so many more… This was one of those titles on my long running list, which is broken out by genre, star and other kinds … Continue reading

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When Was the Last Time You Tried Breathing Through Your Eyelids?

Bull Durham Dir: Ron Shelton Stars: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins and Robert Wuhl This comedy from 1988 supports my point that baseball is like wine – it gets better with age.  I’m watching more of the American pastime the older … Continue reading

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