Category Archives: Directors

Michael Apted (1941–2021)

 Amazing Grace (2006) Rated PG The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.  Bloodline (2015) Rated TV-MA A family finds themselves forced to face their past secrets and scars when the … Continue reading

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Kelly Asbury (1960-2020)

Toy Story (1995) Rated G A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy’s room. Beauty and the Beast (1991) Rated G A prince cursed to spend his … Continue reading

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Joel Schumacher (1939-2020)

The Phantom of the Opera (2004) Rated PG-13 A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured and murderous musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House. House of Cards (2013) Rated TV-MA A Congressman works with his equally … Continue reading

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Lynn Shelton (1965–2020)

 Shameless (2011) Rated TV-MA A scrappy, feisty, fiercely loyal Chicago family makes no apologies.   Fresh Off the Boat (2015) Rated TV-PG A Taiwanese family makes their way in America during the 1990s.  New Girl (2011) Rated TV-14 After a bad … Continue reading

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Stanley Donen (1924-2019)

   Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) Rated G In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.  The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011) … Continue reading

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Penny Marshall (1943-2018)

 She’s Having a Baby (1988) Rated PG-13 Young newlyweds find out just how unprepared they are for their future together.  Happy Days (1974–1984) Rated TV-G The Cunningham family live through the 1950s with help and guidance from the lovable and … Continue reading

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Jonathan Demme (1944-2017)

 The Killing (2011–2014) Rated TV-14 A police investigation, the saga of a grieving family, and a Seattle mayoral campaign all interlock after the body of 17-year-old Rosie Larsen is found in the trunk of a submerged car.  The Silence of … Continue reading

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Joel Coen

 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) Rated PG-13 In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.    True Grit (2010) Rated PG-13 A tough U.S. Marshal helps a … Continue reading

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Wes Craven (1939-2015)

(1939-2015)  Scream (1996) Rated R Attempting to cope with her mother’s murder, Sydney and her horror movie-obsessed friends are stalked by a murderer who seems to have a hard time letting the past go.  Paris, je t’aime (2006) Rated R … Continue reading

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Robert Zemeckis

 Forrest Gump (1994) Rated PG-13 for drug content, some sensuality and war violence Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him.  Back to the Future (1985)  Rated … Continue reading

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