Tag Archives: adaptation

Cobra (1986)

Director: George P. Cosmatos Writer: Sylvester Stallone (Based on the novel “Fair Game” by Paula Gosling) Kinda good in that cliche 80s action movie kind of way.

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Joint Security Area (2000)

Director: Park Chan-wook Writers: Kim Hyun-seok & Jeong Seong-san & Lee Moo-yeong & Park Chan-wook (Based on the novel “DMZ” by Park Sang-yeon) Solid early Park Chan-wook military thriller.

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Christmas on the Square (2020)

Director: Debbie Allen Writer: Maria S. Schlatter (Based on the stage play by Dolly Parton and Maria S. Schlatter) It is what it is!

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The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

Director: Atom Egoyan Writer: Atom Egoyan (Based on the novel by Russell Banks) Great. Ian Holm is excellent.

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Lord of Illusions (1995)

Director: Clive Barker Writer: Clive Barker (Based on the short story “The Last Illusion” by Clive Barker) Another messy Barker movie that I also kind of enjoy for its weirdness and ambitions.

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Nightbreed (1990)

Director: Clive Barker Writer: Clive Barker (Based on the novel “Cabal” by Clive Barker) A bit on an overstuffed mess but I totally appreciate the weirdness and ambition of this movie.

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Emma. (2020)

Director: Autumn de Wilde Writer: Eleanor Catton (Based on the novel by Jane Austen) Cute!

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Skyfall (2012)

Director: Sam Mendes Writers: Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan (Based on characters created by Ian Fleming) Great! Definitely top 5 Bond for me. Bardem rules.

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Beau Travail (1999)

Director: Claire Denis Writers: Claire Denis & Jean-Pol Fargeau (Based on “Billy Budd, Sailor” by Herman Melville) My first Denis. What an ending!

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Quantum of Solace (2008)

Director: Marc Forster Writers: Paul Haggis and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade (Based on characters created by Ian Fleming)

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