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‘Drive’ (2011): Nicolas Winding Refn Goes Mainstream

Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn || Produced by: Michel Litvak, John Palermo, Marc Platt, Gigi Pritzker, Adam Siegel Screenplay by: Hossein Amini || Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, Oscar Isaac, Albert Brooks Music by: Cliff Martinez || Cinematography by: Newton Thomas Sigel || Edited by: Mat Newman || Country: … Continue reading

‘Fury Road’ (2015): Riding Eternal, Shiny and Chrome

Directed by: George Miller || Produced by: Doug Mitchell, George Miller, P.J. Voeten Screenplay by: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nico Lathouris || Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Zoe Kravitz, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton, Megan Gale, Josh Helman, Nathan Jones, John Howard, Richard Carter, Angus Sampson, iOTA, Jennifer … Continue reading

‘Ex Machina’ (2015): The Return of Talky, Boring Sci-Fi

Directed by: Alex Garland || Produced by: Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich Screenplay by: ¬†Alex Garland || Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac, Sonoya Mizuno, Symara A. Templeman, Elina Alminas Music by: Ben Salisbury, Geoff Barrow || Cinematography by: Rob Hardy || Edited by: Mark Day || Country: United Kingdom || Language: English Running Time: … Continue reading

‘Age of Ultron’ (2015): The Definition of a Bloated Superhero Blockbuster

Directed by: Joss Whedon || Produced by: Kevin Feige Screenplay by: Joss Whedon || Starring (hold your breath…): Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgard, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson, Linda … Continue reading

‘Maggie’ (2015): The Sadness of Plague

Directed by: Henry Hobson || Produced by: Colin Bates, Joey Tufaro, Matthew Baer, Bill Johnson, Ara Keshishian, Trevor Kaufman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam Screenplay by: John Scott 3 || Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson, Douglas M. Griffin, J.D. Evermore, Rachel Whitman, Jodie Moore, Bryce Romero Music by: David Wingo || Cinematography by: … Continue reading

‘The Empire Strikes Back’ (1980): From Space Western to Space Opera

Directed by: ¬†Irvin Kershner || Produced by: Gary Kurtz Screenplay by: Lawrence Kasdan, Leigh Brackett || Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Frank Oz Music by: John Williams || Cinematography by: Peter Suschitzky || Edited by: Paul Hirsch || Country: … Continue reading