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‘Midnight Mass’ (2021): Vampiric Catholic Guilt

Created by: Mike Flanagan || Written by: Mike Flanagan, Joyce Sherri, Teresa Sutherland, James Flanagan, Elan Gale, Jeff Howard, Dani Parker Directed by: Mike Flanagan || Starring: Kate Siegel, Zach Gilford, Kristin Lehman, Samantha Sloyan, Igby Rigney, Rahul Kohli, Annarah Cymone, Annabeth Gish, Alex Essoe, Rahul Abburi, Matt Biedel, Michael Trucco, Crystal Balint, Louis Oliver, … Continue reading

Mike Flanagan’s Modern Gothic: ‘The Haunting of… Hill House’ (2018) & ‘… Bly Manor’ (2020)

Created by: Mike Flanagan || Written by: Mike Flanagan, Rebecca Klingel [1, 2], Meredith Averill, Jeff Howard, Charise Castro Smith, Scott Kosar, Liz Phang [1], Henry James, Diane Ademu-John, Julia Bicknell, Michael Clarkson, Paul Clarkson, James Flanagan, Leah Fong, Angela LeManna, Laurie Penny [2] Directed by: Mike Flanagan1, 2, Ciar√°n Foy, Liam Gavin, Ben Howling, … Continue reading

Things You Like that I Don’t, Volume 5

If you’ve read these types of miniature rants, these vindictive essays before, you know the drill: Enjoy or scoff at a handful more things that you (yes, you… or someone you know!) probably like, but I, well, do not. Amusement & Theme Parks = Given the geographic isolation of my hometown and my rampant cinephilia, … Continue reading

The ‘Bourne’ Trilogy (2002, 2004, 2007): Action in the Edit

Directed by: Doug Liman [1], Paul Greengrass [2–3] || Produced by: Doug Liman, Richard N. Gladstein [1], Patrick Crowley [1–3], Frank Marshall, Paul L. Sandberg [2–3] Screenplay by: Tony Gilroy [1–3], William Blake Herron [1], Scott Z. Burns, George Nolfi [3] || Starring: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles [1–3], Franka Potente, Brian Cox, Gabriel Mann [1–2], … Continue reading

‘No Time to Die’ (2021): But Time Enough for Closure

Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga || Produced by: Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli Screenplay by: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Phoebe Waller-Bridge || Starring: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Wishaw, Naomi Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes Music by: Hans Zimmer ||¬†Cinematography: Linus Sandgren || Edited by: Elliot … Continue reading