The Firm (1993 USA)

The-Firm-1993-tom-cruise-27898687-500-336An early shooting script for this ended with Mitchell McDeere (Tom Cruise) blowing away all the partners in a restaurant with an AK-47. Thank goodness they didn’t run with that idea. It made me appreciate the re-write by David Rayfiel and Robert Towne. Moving on…in the early 1990’s, movies based on lawyers and law were the fashion, so it’s no surprise that many of John Grisham’s books were adapted onto the big screen during this time. And I imagine that dude was totally stoked by all the success and accolades he received. [Read more…]

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Night Moves (1975 USA)

2705697_origWhat we have here overall is a nicely detailed screenplay and director on top of their game. Still a fascinating film noir after all these years. One of the superior 1970s thrillers, when happy endings were not always the norm. The overall result is satisfying though. [Read more…]

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