Monthly Archives: April 2011

A pleasant surprise from Marshall, not so much from Curtis

8 Mile (2002) Dir: Curtis Hanson Stars: Marshall Mathers (A.K.A. Eminem), Brittany Murphy, Mekhi Phifer and Kim Basinger Imagine, if you will, yourself back in late January of 2003: it’s been a long afternoon, so you decide to duck into … Continue reading

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A cautionary tale with heart

  The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005, France) Dir: Jacques Audiard Stars: Romain Duris, Niels Arestrup, Aure Atika and Melanie Laurent This title was recently recommended to me and I had a chance to see it earlier this week: it’s … Continue reading

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Burke Favorite – To Live and Die in L.A.

    To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) Dir: William Friedkin Stars: William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow and John Turturro Let’s start with a quick question: what’s the difference between the Bond film “Casino Royale” (2006) and “Moonraker” … Continue reading

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Why can’t today’s Comedies take some notes from the ’80’s?

  Brewster’s Millions Dir: Walter Hill Stars: Richard Pryor, John Candy, Jerry Orbach, Pat Hingle and Hume Cronyn I have owed a friend of mine, D.R., a post on this film for some time now: let me say up front, D.R., … Continue reading

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