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‘The Road’ (2009): The Most Depressing Post-Apocalyptic Movie Ever

Directed by: John Hillcoat || Produced by: Nick Wechsler, Steve Schwartz, Paula Mae Schwartz Screenplay by: Joe Penhall || Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robert Duvall, Charlize Theron, Michael Kenneth Williams, Garret Dillahunt, Guy Pearce, Molly Parker Music by: Nick Cave, Warren Ellis || Cinematography: Javier Aguirresarobe || Edited by: Jon Gregory || Country: United … Continue reading

The Problem with PG-13 and the Modern Emasculation of Mainstream Films

A common misconception I encounter in today’s movie-going populace is that modern day (circa 2000-present) films are quite explicit, and that films are becoming increasingly violent and sexually charged compared to mainstream films from previous decades. This mindset is, as the above video describes it, complete bullshit. Here are a list of films that received … Continue reading

‘Border’ (1997): Old-School Cinematic Warfare with Memorable Characters

Directed by: J. P. Dutta || Produced by: J. P. Dutta Screenplay by: J. P. Dutta || Starring: Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Rakhee Gulzar, Jackie Shroff, Tabassum Hashmi, Pooja Bhatt, Kulhushan Kharbanda, Puneet Issar, Sapna Bedi, Music by: Anu Malik || Cinematography by: Iswar R. Bidri, Nirmal Jani || Edited by: Deepak Wirkud || Country: … Continue reading

‘Birdman’ (2014): The Oscar-Bait Strikes Back

Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu || Produced by: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, John Lesher, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole Screenplay by: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., Armando Bo || Starring: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Lindsay Duncan Music by: Antonio Sanchez || Cinematography … Continue reading

‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela’ (2013): Nutty Colors & Shakespeare

Directed by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali || Produced by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Chetan Deolekar, Kishore Lulla, Sandeep Singh Screenplay by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Siddarth-Garima || Starring: Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Supriya Pathak Kapur, Richa Chadda, Homi Wadia, Sharad Kelkar, Gulshan Devaiah, Barkha Bisht Sengupa, Abhimanyu Singh, Raza Murad Music by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Hemu Gadhvi, Monty … Continue reading

‘American Psycho’ (2000): Christian Bale’s Yuppie Tour de Force

Directed by: Mary Harron || Produced by: Christian Solomon, Chris Hanley, Edward R. Pressman Screenplay by: Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner || Starring: Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas, Chloe Sevigny, Samantha Mathis, Matt Ross, Bill Sage, Cara Seymour, Justin Theroux, Guinevere Turner, Reese Witherspoon Music by: John Cale || Cinematography: Andrzej Sekula || … Continue reading