Moonraker (1979) Director: Lewis Gilbert Moonraker is the eleventh Eon James Bond film, the fourth to star Roger Moore, and the third Bond film directed by Lewis Gilbert: You Only Live Twice (1967), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979). Moonraker is the third Ian Fleming James Bond novel, first published in 1954. The … Continue reading Moonraker

The Good Earth

The Good Earth (1937) Director: Sidney Franklin, Victor Fleming (uncredited), Gustav Machety (uncredited) This is the film version of a play based on the Pulitzer Prize winning 1931 novel of the same name by Pearl S. Buck (she later also won the Nobel Prize). As part of my project to read all of the Pulitzer … Continue reading The Good Earth


Avatar (2009) Director: James Cameron Apparently, considerable time and effort went into the massive production for Avatar. When it was first released, the movie caused quite a sensation. James Cameron began production on the film as early as 1994 -it was intended to be released after Titanic, but the technology was not yet available to … Continue reading Avatar

The Matrix

The Matrix (1999) Director: The Wachowskis The Wachowskis were previously collectively known as the Wachowski Brothers (Andrew and Laurence). In the early 2000s, Laurence completed a gender transition and became known as Lana, and in 2016 Andy did the same and began being known as Lilly. The Matrix is their second film. The Wachowskis also … Continue reading The Matrix