The Magnificent Seven (2016)

The Magnificent Seven (2016)


The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Release Year: 2016 Director: Antoine Fuqua Writers: Nic Pizzolatto (screenplay), Richard Wenk (screenplay), Akira Kurosawa (based on the screenplay by), Shinobu Hashimoto (based on the screenplay by), Hidoe Oguni (based on the screenplay by). Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hhun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett, Peter Sarsgaard, Luke Grimes, ..

Moviegeek5: Essential James Stewart

Moviegeek5: Essential James Stewart


Moviegeek5: Essential James Stewart

It is hard to think long about classic Hollywood without thinking of James Stewart. He was undoubtedly one of the major stars of his age and with his distinctive drawl and down-to-earth persona who excelled at playing American middle-class men struggling through a crisis. Many of his films harve become enduring cinematic classics. He rose ..

Anatomy of a Murder

Anatomy of a Murder


Anatomy of a Murder

Release Year: 1959 Director: Otto Preminger Writers: Wendell Mayes (screenplay), John D. Voelker (based on his 1952 novel Anatomy of a Murder written as Robert Traver) Starring: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O’Connell, Eve Arden, Kathryn Grant, George C. Scott, Brooks West, Joseph N. Welch, Murray Hamilton, Orson Bean, Ken Lynch, John Qualen Rating: ..

2018 Cannes Film Festival

2018 Cannes Film Festival


2018 Cannes Film Festival

The 2018 Cannes Film Festival is now at an end and things can return to normal in the small scenic town on the French Riviera. This year’s festival opened with Asghar Farhadi’s psychological thriller Everybody Knows starring Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, and Ricardo Darín. Only the second Spanish language film to open the festival. The ..

Maps to the Stars

Maps to the Stars


Maps to the Stars

Release Year: 2014 Director: David Cronenberg Writer: Bruce Wagner Starring: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack, Evan Bird, Olivia Williams, Kiara Glasco, Sarah Gadon, Dawn Greenhalgh, Jonathan Watton, Jennifer Gibson, Gord Rand, Justin Kelly, Niamh Wilson, Clara Pasiaka Rating: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe: Best Actrees – Comedy or Musical (Julianne Moore). Won ..

Secrets & Lies

Secrets & Lies


Secrets & Lies

Release year: 1996 Director: Mike Leigh Screenwriter: Mike Leigh Starring: Brenda Blethyn, Timothy Spall, Phyllis Logan, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Claire Rushbrook, Elizabeth Berrington, Lee Ross Ratings: 5 Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Best Actress (Brenda Blethyn), Best Supporting Actress (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), Best Director, Best Original Screenplay. 1 Golden Globe: Best Actress Drama (Brenda Blethyn). 2 Golden Globe ..

The Constant Gardener

The Constant Gardener


The Constant Gardener

Release year: 2005 Director: Fernando Meirelles Screenwriter: Jeffrey Caine, John le Carré (based on novel by) Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, Hubert Koundé, Bill Nighy, Archie Panjabi, Donald Sumpter, Richard McCabe, Pete Postlethwaite Ratings: 1 Oscar: Best Supporting Actress (Rachel Weisz). 3 Oscar nominees: Best Writing, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score. 1 ..

The Band’s Visit (Bikur Ha-Tizmoret)

The Band’s Visit (Bikur Ha-Tizmoret)


The Band’s Visit (Bikur Ha-Tizmoret)

Release year: 2007 Director: Eran Kolirin Screenwriter: Eran Kolirin Starring: Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, Saleh Bakri, Khalifa Natour, Rubi Moskovitz, Uri Gavriel, Imad Jabarin, Hilla Sarjon Ratings: Cannes: Award of Youth (Eran Kolirin), FIPRESCI Prize – Un Certain Regard (Eran Kolirin), Un Certain Regard – Jury Coup de Coeur (Eran Kolirin), Golden Camera nominee, Un ..

Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus)

Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus)


Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus)

Release year: 1959 Director: Marcel Camus Screenwriter: Marcel Camus, Jacques Viot, Vinicius de Moraes Starring: Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Marcel Camus, Fausto Guerzoni, Lourdes de Oliveira, Léa Garcia, Ademar Da Silva, Alexandro Constantino Ratings: 1 Oscar: Best Foreign Film. 1 Golden Globe: Best Foreign Film. Cannes: Palme d’Or. During the Carnival, Orfeo (Mello) falls deeply ..

Broken Flowers

Broken Flowers


Broken Flowers

Release year: 2005 Director: Jim Jarmusch Screenwriter: Jim Jarmusch, Bill Raden (idea), Sarah Driver (idea) Starring: Bill Murray, Jeffrey Wright, Jessica Lange, Sharon Stone, Julie Deply, Alexis Dziena, Frances Conroy, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny Ratings: Cannes Film Festival: Grand Prize of the Jury winner. Palme d’Or nominee. The day his girlfriend (Deply) leaves him, introvert ..

Nurse Betty

Nurse Betty


Nurse Betty

Release year: 2000 Director: Neil LaBute Screenwriter: John C. Richards, James Flamberg Starring: Renée Zellweger, Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock, Greg Kinnear, Aaron Eckhart, Tia Texada, Crispin Glover, Allison Janney, Kathleen Wilhoite Ratings: 1 Golden Globe: Best Actress Comedy/Musical (Renée Zellweger). Cannes Film Festival: Best Screenplay Winner. Palme d’Or nominee. After witnessing a horrible murder, waitress ..

Rio Conchos

Rio Conchos


Rio Conchos

Release Year: 1964 Director: Gordon Douglas Writers: Joseph Landon (screenplay), Clair Huffaker (screenplay – based on his 1958 novel Guns of Rio Conchos) Starring: Richard Boone, Stuart Whitman, Anthony Franciosa, Wende Wagner, Warner Anderson, Jim Brown, Rodolfo Acosta Rating: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe: Best Actor – Drama (Anthony Franciosa) Former confederate officer James Lassiter (Richard ..