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‘The War Tapes’ (2006): Review

Directed by: Deborah Scranton || Produced by: Robert May, Steve James Starring: Zack Bazzi, Michael Moriarty, Stephen Pink Music by: Norman Arnold || Cinematography by: P.H. O’Brien, Peter Ciardelli || Editing by: Steve James, Leslie Simmer || Country: United States || Language: English Running Time: 97 minutes Possibly my favorite of the documentaries made about the … Continue reading

‘A Prophet’ (2009): Review

Directed by: Jacques Audiard || Produced by: Martine Cassinelli, Antonin Dedet Screenplay by: Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain, Abdel Raouf Dafri, Nicolas Peufaillit || Starring: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Reda Kateb, Hichem Yacoubi, Jean-Philippe Ricci, Gilles Cohen Music by: Alexandre Desplat || Cinematography: Stephane Fontaine || Editing by: Juliette Welfling || Country: France, Italy || … Continue reading

‘Seven Years in Tibet’ (1997): Review

Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud || Produced by: Jean-Jacques Annaud, Iain Smith, John H. Williams Screenplay by: Becky Johnston || Starring: Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, B.D. Wong, Danny Denzongpa, Victor Wong, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Jamyang Jamtsho, Wangchuk Music by: John Williams || Cinematography: Robert Fraise || Editing by: Noelle Boisson || Country: France, United States, United Kingdom, Argentina … Continue reading

‘Act of Valor’ (2012): Review

Directed by: Mike McCoy, Scott Waugh || Produced by: McCoy, Scott Waugh Written by: Kurt Johnstad || Starring: Roselyn Sanchez, Jason Cottle, Rorke Denver, Alex Veadov, Nestor Serrano, Emilio Rivera Music by: Nathan Furst || Cinematography: Shane Hurlbut || Editing by: Siobhan Prior, Michael Tronick, Scott Waugh || Country: United States || Language: English Running … Continue reading

‘The Raid’ (2011): Review

Directed by: Gareth Evans || Produced by: Ario Sagantoro Screenplay by: Gareth Evans || Starring: Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Donny Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhian, Pierre Gruno, Tegar Setrya, Ray Sahetapy Music by: Mike Shinoda, Joseph Trapanese || Cinematography: Matt Flannery, Dimas Imam Subhono || Editing by: Gareth Evans || Country: Indonesia || Language: Indonesian Running Time: 101 … Continue reading

‘Moonrise Kingdom’ (2012): Review

Directed by: Wes Anderson || Produced by: Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales, Scott Rudin Written by: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola || Starring: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Bob Balaban, Music by: Benjamin Britten || Cinematography by: Robert Yeoman || Editing by: Andrew Weisblum … Continue reading

‘Sunshine’ (2007): Review

Directed by: Danny Boyle || Produced by: Andrew Macdonald Written by: Alex Garland || Starring: Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Cliff Curtis, Chris Evans, Troy Garity, Hiroyuki Sanada, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh Music by: John Murphy, Underworld || Cinematography by: Alwin H. Kuchler || Editing by: Chris Gill || Country: United Kingdom || Language: English Running … Continue reading

‘3 Idiots’ (2009): Review

Directed by: Rajkumar Hirani || Produced by: Vidhu Vinod Chopra Screenplay by: Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani || Starring: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani, Omi Vaidya Music by: Shantanu Moitra || Cinematography: C.K. Muraleedharan || Editing by: Ranjeet Bahadur || Country: India || Language: Hindi, English Running Time: 171 minutes If you’re … Continue reading

‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ (1999): Review

Directed by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali || Produced by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali Screenplay by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Kenneth Phillips || Starring: Aishwarya Rai, Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan, Zohra Sehgal, Vikram Gokhale Music by: Ismail Darbar || Cinematography: Anil Mehta || Editing by: Bela Segal || Country: India || Language: Hindi Running Time: 188 minutes My first introduction … Continue reading

‘The Artist’ (2011): Review

Directed by: Michel Hazanavicius || Produced by: Thomas Langmann Written by: Michel Hazanavicius || Starring: Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Missi Pyle Music by: Ludovic Bource || Cinematography by: Guillaume Schiffman || Editing by: Anne-Sophie Bion, Michel Hazanavicius || Country: France || Language: Silent (English intertitles) Running Time: 100 minutes The Artist, … Continue reading