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‘Babel’ (2006): Alejandro Iñárritu Goes Full Oscar-Bait

Directed by: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu || Produced by: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Jon Kilik, Steve Golin Screenplay by: Guillermo Arriaga, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu || Starring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael Garcia Bernal, Koji Yakusho, Adriana Barraza, Rinko Kikuchi Music by: Gustavo Santaolalla || Cinematography by: Rodrigo Prieto || Edited by: Stephen Mirrione, Douglas Crise || Country: … Continue reading

‘Return of the Jedi’ (1983): Corny, Yet… Satisfying

Directed by: Richard Marquand || Produced by: Howard Kazanjian Screenplay by: Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas || Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Frank Oz, Ian McDiarmad, Alec Guinness, Denis Lawson, Sebastian Shaw, Kenneth Colley, Warwick Davis, Jeremy  Bulloch Music by: … Continue reading

‘Spec Ops: The Line’ (2012): No Heroes, Here

Developer: Yager Development || Publisher: 2K Games Director: Cory Davis, Francois Coulon || Platform: Microsoft Windows, Linux, OS X, Playstation 3, Xbox 360 Interactive entertainment has always been about technological advancement. The history of videogames is wrapped in the analysis of hardware limitations and the software ingenuity that eventually supersedes them. Videogames, whether they be … Continue reading

‘Krampus’ (2015): A Modern Christmas Classic

Directed by: Michael Dougherty || Produced by: Alex Garcia, Jon Jashni, Michael Doughtery, Thomas Tull Screenplay by: Todd Casey, Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields || Starring: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchatta Ferrell, Emjay Anthony, Stefania LaVie Owen, Krista Stadler Music by: Douglas Pipes || Cinematography: Jules O’Loughlin || Edited by: John Axelrad … Continue reading

‘Creed’ (2015): Embrace Your Legacy

Directed by: Ryan Coogler || Produced by: Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler, Sylvester Stallone, Kevin King-Templeton, William Chartoff, David Winkler Screenplay by: Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington || Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Tony Bellew, Wood Harris, Graham McTavish, Andre Ward, Leo Sporino Music by: Ludwig Goransson || Cinematography: Maryse Alberti || … Continue reading