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‘Inglourious Basterds’ (2009): Make Your Own History

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino || Produced by: Lawrence Bender Screenplay by: Quentin Tarantino || Starring: Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Diane Kruger, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth, Daniel Bruhl, Til Schweiger, Melanie Laurent, Sylvester Groth, Jacky Ido, Denis Menochet, Mike Myers, Rod Taylor, Martin Wuttke, Gedeon Burkhard, B.J. Novak, Omar Doom Cinematography by: Robert Richardson || Edited … Continue reading

‘Fantastic Four’ (2015): A Case Study of a Box Office Bomb

Directed by: Josh Trank || Produced by: Simon Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn, Hutch Parker, Robert Kulzar, Gregory Goodman Screenplay: Jeremy Slater, Simon Kinberg, Josh Trank || Starring: Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E. Cathey, Tim Blake Nelson Music by: Marco Beltrami, Philip Glass || Cinematography: Matthew Jensen Edited by: … Continue reading

‘Fight Club’ (1999): Release Your Inner Caveman

Directed by: David Fincher || Produced by: Art Linson, Cean Chaffin, Ross Grayson Bell Screenplay by: Jim Uhls || Starring: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf, Jared Leto Music by: The Dust Brothers || Cinematography by: Jeff Cronenweth || Edited by: James Haygood || Country: United States || Language: English Running Time: … Continue reading

‘Blade’ (1998): How Good Direction Overcomes Sloppy Screenwriting

Directed by: Stephen Norrington || Produced by: Peter Frankfurt, Wesley Snipes, Robert Engelman, Andrew J. Horne, Avi Arad Screenplay by: David S. Goyer || Starring: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N’Bushe Wright, Donal Logue, Udo Kier Music by: Mark Isham || Cinematography: Theo van de Sande || Edited by: Paul Rubell || Country: United … Continue reading

‘Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation’ (2015): Mainstream Action Filmmaking with Teeth

Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie || Produced by: Tom Cruise, J. J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger Screenplay by: Christopher McQuarrie || Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Alec Baldwin Music by: Joe Kraemer || Cinematography: Robert Elswit || Edited by: Eddie Hamilton || Country: … Continue reading