Todd Philips and Joaquin Phoenix – Director and Actor Formed a Unique Union in Making Joker an Award-Oriented Hit
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Todd Philips and Joaquin Phoenix – Director and Actor Formed a Unique Union in Making Joker an Award-Oriented Hit

Todd Philips and Joaquin Phoenix Director and Actor Formed a Unique Union in Making Joker an Award-Oriented Hit by Brad Balfour Attending a Joker screening a second time – thanks to Deadline‘s Awardsline screening series – not only provided further insight but also a chance to hear director Todd Phillips explain himself, just as he … Continue reading

Saturday Night Fever – Director’s Cut (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Saturday Night Fever – Director’s Cut (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER – DIRECTOR’S CUT (1977) Starring John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Donna Pescow, Joseph Cali, Paul Pape, Barry Miller, Val Bisoglio, Julie Bavasso, Martin Shakar, Nina Hansen, Bruce Ornstein, Sam J. Coppola, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon, Robert Costanza, Robert Weil, Bert Michaels, Helen Travolta, Ann Travolta and Sir Monti Rock III. Screenplay by … Continue reading

Blood Ties (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Blood Ties (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

BLOOD TIES (2014) Starring Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Marion Cotillard, Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Caan, Noah Emmerich, Lili Taylor, Mark Mahoney, Charlie Tahan, Daisy Tahan, Domenick Lombardozzi, Jamie Hector, John Ventimiglia, Griffin Dunne, Eve Hewson, Dominik Tiefenthaler, Yul Vazquez and Austin Williams. Screenplay by Guillaume Canet and James Gray. Directed by Guillaume … Continue reading

Sidney Lumet – One of the Last Interviews with the Late Great Director
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Sidney Lumet – One of the Last Interviews with the Late Great Director

Sidney Lumet One of the Last Interviews with the Late Great Director by Brad Balfour On the occasion of the great Philadelphia-born and New York-bred director Sidney Lumet’s passing earlier this year, The Film Society of Lincoln Center put together an extraordinary retrospective of 16 signature classics, Prince of the City: Remembering Sidney Lumet which was held in the … Continue reading

Inside Man (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Inside Man (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

INSIDE MAN (2006) Starring Denzel Washington, Jodie Foster, Clive Owen, Christopher Plummer, Willem Defoe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Carlos Andrés Gómez, Kim Director, James Ransone, Bernie Rachelle, Peter Gerety, Victor Collochio, Cassandra Freeman, Peter Frechette and Gerry Vichi. Screenplay by Russell Gewirtz. Directed by Spike Lee. Distributed by Universal Pictures.  129 minutes.  Rated R. While it is … Continue reading

Kojak – Season One (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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Kojak – Season One (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

Kojak Season One – 1973 (Universal-2005) With Ving Rhames taking over the role of Kojak on USA Network’s newly configured version of the original cop series, there’s been newfound interest generated in the pioneering seventies drama and the actor who made bald cool and classy. Back during the polyester decade, the term “Who Loves Ya, Baby?” – one of Kojak‘s trademark expressions – … Continue reading

Barney Miller – The First Season (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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Barney Miller – The First Season (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

Barney Miller The First Season – 1975 (Columbia Tri-Star-2004) In 1975, New York City was on the verge of financial and moral ruin. Criminals ran rampant in the streets and terrorized the weary riders of the graffiti-drenched subways. Times Square was bursting with X-rated peep shows and drug-addicted hustlers. The city’s plea for Federal help resulted … Continue reading