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‘Hanna’ (2011): The Coming-of-Age Story, Remixed

Directed by: Joe Wright || Produced by: Leslie Holleran, Marty Adelstein, Scott Nemes Screenplay by: Seth Lochhead, David Farr || Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana Cate Blanchett, Jessica Barden, Aldo Maland, Tom Hollander, Olivia Williams, Jason Flemyng, Michelle Dockery, Vicky Krieps, Martin Wuttke, Sebastian Hulk, Mohammed Majd Music by: The Chemical Brothers || Edited by: … Continue reading

‘Rogue One’ (2016): A Star Wars Rough-Cut

Directed by: Gareth Edwards || Produced by: Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, Simon Emanuel Screenplay by: Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy || Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker Music by: Michael Giacchino || Cinematography: Greig Fraser || Edited by: John Gilroy, Colin Goudie, Jabez … Continue reading

‘La La Land’ (2016): A Smooth yet Forgettable Hollywood Musical

Directed by: Damien Chazelle || Produced by: Fred Berger, Gary Gilbert, Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt Screenplay by: Damien Chazelle || Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, J. K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, Tom Everett Scott Music by: Justin Hurwitz || Cinematography: Linus Sandgren || Edited by: Tom Cross || Country: United States || … Continue reading

‘Doctor Strange’ (2016): The Definition of Generic

Directed by: Scott Derrickson || Produced by: Kevin Feige Screenplay by: Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill || Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton Music by: Michael Giacchino || Cinematography: Ben Davis || Edited by: Wyatt Smith, Sabrina Plisco || Country: … Continue reading

‘Arrival’ (2016): Denis Villenueve Tries Science-Fiction

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve || Produced by: Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Aaron Ryder, David Linde Screenplay by: Eric Heisserer || ¬†Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma, Mark O’Brien Music by: Johann Johannsson || Cinematography: Bradford Young || Edited by: Joe Walker || Country: United States || Language: English Running Time: … Continue reading

‘Mad Detective’ (2007): Supernatural Criminal Mystery

Directed by: Johnnie To, Wai Ka-Fai || Produced by: Johnnie To, Wai Ka-Fai Screenplay by: Wai Ka-Fai, Au Kin-Yee || Starring: Sean Lau, Lam Ka-Tung, Andy On, Kelly Lin, Flora Chan, Lee Kwok-Lun, Jo Kuk, Jay Lau, Lam Suet, Cheung Siu-fai Music by: Xavier Jamaux || Cinematography: Cheng Siu-Keung || Edited by: Tina Baz || … Continue reading