|Autumn In New York 2000 PG-13, 103 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Joan Chen
Cast: Richard Gere, Winona Ryder, Anthony LaPaglia, Elaine Stritch, Vera Farmiga, Sherry Stringfield, Jill Hennessy, J.K. Simmons, Sam Trammell, Mary Beth Hurt, Kali Rocha, Steven Randazzo, Toby Poser, George Spielvogel III, Ranjit Chowdhry
Will Keane (Richard Gere) has spent his life as a playboy enjoying life as a series of women enter and leave his domain. Now, he meets and falls for the beautiful, but terminally ill, Charlotte (Winona Ryder). Will is 48, and Charlotte is 22, but they enter into an affair. However, the affair appears doomed because of Will's unfaithfulness–unless Charlotte can convince Will to change his ways and help her through her illness.
|Devil in a Blue Dress 1995 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Jennifer Beals, Tom Sizemore, Don Cheadle, Maury Chaykin, Lisa Nicole Carson, Mel Winkler, Terry Kinney, Albert Hall, Jernard Burks, Beau Starr, David Wolos-Fonteno, Scott Lincoln, John Roselius, Steven Randazzo
This is the film adaptation of Walter Mosley's novel about a Black man, Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins" (Denzel Washington), who takes on the job of amateur detective after losing his job in Los Angeles during the late 1940s. De Witt Albright (Tom Sizemore) offers "Easy" money to find a White woman, Daphne Monet (Jennifer Beals), who was engaged to mayoral candidate Todd Carter (Terry Kinney). As he searches for Daphne, "Easy" finds himself not only in a racist world but surrounded by blackmail and murder as well and must rely on help from his friend Mouse (Don Cheadle) to find Daphne and, finally, to even save his own life. 1 User Review
|Good Movie Captures early TIme Period|| 06/17/2013 |
| Good Acting and time period scenes.|
|Hangin' with the Homeboys 1991 R, 88 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Joseph B. Vasquez
Cast: Doug E. Doug, Mario Joyner, John Leguizamo, Nestor Serrano, Kimberly Russell, Mary B. Ward, Reggie Montgomery, Christine Claravall, Rose Jackson, Steven Randazzo, Marisol R. Reyes, LaTanya Richardson
This simple story follows four young friends–two African Americans and two Puerto Ricans–as they cruise, argue, laugh, get into trouble, and participate in other adventures on a Friday night in the Bronx. Good performances and direction highlight this film.
|In the Soup 1992 R, 93 min.|
Director: Alexandre Rockwell
Cast: Steve Buscemi, Seymour Cassel, Jennifer Beals, Pat Moya, Will Patton, Jim Jarmusch, Carol Kane, Sully Boyar, Steven Randazzo, Stanley Tucci, Elizabeth Bracco, Rockets Redglare
Five-hundred pages of script, no money to get it produced, nor enough money to pay the rent on his sleazy NYC tenement is the plight of Aldolpho (Steve Buscemi). He's also interested in his standoffish neighbor Angelica (Jennifer Beals). Aldolpho advertises in the hopes of finding a backer, and his ad is answered by Joe (Seymour Cassel), a con artist. Together they search for money–often using illegal means–in this dark comedy.
|Mac 1992 R, 117 min.|
Director: John Turturro
Cast: John Turturro, Michael Badalucco, Carl Capotorto, Katherine Borowitz, John Amos, Olek Krupa, Ellen Barkin, Steven Randazzo, Matthew Sussman, Nicholas Turturro, Joe Paparone, Dennis Farina
Following their father's death, his three sons–Mac (John Turturro), Vico (Michael Badalucco), and Bruno (Carl Capotorto)–decide to follow on in the family business and form Vitelli Construction Company. But, working together proves difficult, and a falling-out develops in their relationships with each other.
|Raw Nerve 1999 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Avi Nesher
Cast: Mario Van Peebles, Nicollette Sheridan, Zach Galligan, Monica Trombetta, Cheryl "Salt" James, Scott Getlin, John Griesemer, Cari Stahler, Steven Randazzo, Benard Cummings, Donn Swaby, Maximiliano Hernandez, Benny Nieves, Rick Washburn, Beau Van Donkelaar
A dishonest cop, Detective Blair Valdez (Mario Van Peebles), involves his girlfriend Izabel (Nicolette Sheridan) in his sleazy deeds and uses her as a cover-up. Bad guy, bad film.
|Searching for Bobby Fischer 1993 PG, 110 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Steven Zaillian
Cast: Max Pomeranc, Joe Mantegna, Joan Allen, Ben Kingsley, Laurence Fishburne, Robert Stephens, David Paymer, William H. Macy, Dan Hedaya, Josh Mostel, Hal Scardino, Laura Linney, Vasek Simek, Anthony Heald, Steven Randazzo
Josh (Max Pomeranc) is a seven-year-old boy who loves chess and is very good at it! His father, Fred (Joe Mantegna), tries to pressure him about his chess tournaments and wants him to become famous like Bobby Fischer, but Josh remains true to playing chess for the love it.
|Somebody to Love 1994 R, 102 min.|
Director: Alexandre Rockwell
Cast: Rosie Perez, Harvey Keitel, Michael DeLorenzo, Stanley Tucci, Steve Buscemi, Quentin Tarantino, Anthony Quinn, Samuel Fuller, Steven Randazzo, Paul Herman, Gerardo Mejia, Sully Boyar, Elizabeth Bracco, Edward Lynch, Edward Bunker
Three characters–dancer Mercedes (Rosie Perez), gravedigger Ernesto (Michael DeLorenzo), and passe TV cowboy star Harry (Harvey Keitel)–strive for happiness, but their goals do not appear to be in reach. After Ernesto dances with Mercedes, he falls in love with her, but Mercedes is in love with Harry. Ernesto wants to give Mercedes gifts to gain her affection, and when Harry needs $10,000 to divorce his wife, Mercedes asks Ernesto for help. For Ernesto, it is a no-win situation, but he remains hopeful in spite of the disappointments.
|1. Autumn In New York (2000)|
2. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
3. Hangin' with the Homeboys (1991)
4. In the Soup (1992)
5. Mac (1992)
6. Raw Nerve (1999)
7. Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
8. Somebody to Love (1994)
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