Tag: Michelle Pfeiffer

The Russia House and the Anti-Bond

The Russia House and the Anti-Bond

February 23, 2017 | By

Review of John le Carre’s spy thriller and romance The Russia House, released on Blu by Twilight Time, and a fascinating time capsule of glasnost Soviet Russia circa 1990 + some random thoughts on visiting East Berlin in 1989.

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BR: Russia House, The (1990)

BR: Russia House, The (1990)

February 23, 2017 | By

It’s worth pondering whether this particular adaptation of John le Carré’s novel would’ve been produced today, given there is no gunfire, no a single foot chase, car chase, murder, any act of violence, and the hero’s a sixtysomething heavy drinker who describes himself as ‘a disappointment’…

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Desert Island Films: The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989) + Tequila Sunrise (1988)

Desert Island Films: The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989) + Tequila Sunrise (1988)

November 4, 2015 | By

Reviewed are two films I’d have to have if trapped on a desert island: Steve Kloves’ The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989) from Twilight Time + Robert Towne’s Tequila Sunrise (1988) from Warner Home Video.

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BR: Tequila Sunrise (1988)

BR: Tequila Sunrise (1988)

November 4, 2015 | By

According to producer Thom Mount (who provided a commentary track for the film’s original 2010 DVD release), Tequila Sunrise came into being when Towne launched a lawsuit with Warner Bros. regarding his prior directing debut, Personal Best, and part of the settlement including the studio funding and releasing a film which the esteemed screenwriter would act as writer & director…

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