Archive for

‘Goodfellas’ (1990): The *Other* Greatest Crime Drama of All Time

Directed by: Martin Scorsese || Produced by: Irwin Winkler Screenplay by: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese || Starring: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino, Frank Sivero, Frank Vincent, Tony Darrow, Mike Starr, Check Low, Frank DiLeo Cinematography: Michael Ballhaus || Edited by: Thelma Schoonmaker || Country: United States || Language: English … Continue reading

‘Moonlight’ (2016): When Dramatic Cinema is More Bizarre than Awards-Bait

Directed by: Barry Jenkins || Produced by: Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner Screenplay by: Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McCraney || Starring: Trevante Rhodes, Andre Holland, Janelle Monae, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali, Alex Hibbert Music by: Nicholas Britell || Cinematography: James Laxton || Edited by: Nat Sanders, Joi McMillon || Country: … Continue reading

‘Don’t Breathe’ (2016): The Return of Mainstream Exploitation Cinema

Directed by: Fede Alvarez || Produced by: Fede Alvarez, Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert Screenplay by: Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues || Starring: Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, Stephen Lang, Franciska Torocsik, Emma Bercovici, Christian Zagia, Katia Bokor, Sergej Onopko Music by: Roque Banos || Cinematography: Pedro Luque || Edited by: Eric L. Beason, Louise Ford, … Continue reading

‘Election’ (2005-2006): No Honor Among Thieves

Directed by: Johnnie To || Produced by: Dennis Law, Johnnie To Screenplay by: Yau Nahi-ho, Yip Tin-shing || Starring: Simon Yam, Louis Koo, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Nick Cheung, Lam Suet, Gordon Lam, Wong Tin-lam, Maggie Shiu, David Chiang, Tam Ping-man, Mark Cheng, Andy On, You Yong Music by: Lo Ta-yu, Robert Ellis-Geiger || Cinematography: Cheng … Continue reading