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The Sound of a Gun: Michael Mann’s ‘Heat’ (1995), ‘Collateral’ (2004), and ‘Public Enemies’ (2009)

Directed by: Michael Mann || Produced by: Michael Mann [1–3], Art Linson [1], Julie Richardson [2], Kevin Misher [3] Screenplay by: Michael Mann [1,3], Stuart Beattie [2], Ronan Bennett, Ann Biderman [3] || Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Tom Sizemore, Diane Venora, Amy Brenneman, Ashley Judd, Mykelti Williamson, Wes Studi, Ted Levine, Jon Voight, … Continue reading

‘Crimes of the Future’ (2022): The Master of Body Horror Returns to His Roots

Directed by: David Cronenberg || Produced by: Robert Lantos Screenplay by: David Cronenberg || Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart, Don McKellar, Scott Speedman Music by: Howard Shore || Cinematography: Douglas Koch || Edited by: Christopher Donaldson || Country: Canada, France, United Kingdom, Greece || Language: English Running Time: 107 minutes Well before I … Continue reading

‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ (2022): Never Stop Running, Aamir

Directed by: Advait Chandan || Produced by: Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Jyoti Deshpande, Ajit Andhare Screenplay by: Atul Kulkarni || Starring: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Naga Chaitanya, Mona Singh Music by: Tanuj Tiku, Pritam || Cinematography: Satyajit Pande || Edited by: Hemanti Sarkar || Country: India || Language: Hindi, Punjabi Running Time: 159 minutes I’ve … Continue reading

‘Prey’ (2022): The Hunt Pulls Me Back In

Directed by: Dan Trachtenberg || Produced by: John Davis Jhane Myers, Marty P. Ewing Screenplay by: Patrick Aison || Starring: Amber Midthunder, Dakota Beavers, Michelle Thrush, Stormee Kipp, Julian Black Antelope, Bennett Taylor, Dane DiLiegro Music by: Sarah Schachner || Cinematography: Jeff Cutter || Edited by: Angela M. Catanzaro, Claudia Castello || Country: United States … Continue reading

Joseph Kosinski’s ‘Tron Legacy’ (2010) & ‘Oblivion’ (2013): Form Follows Function

Directed by: Joseph Kosinski || Produced by: Sean Bailey, Jeffrey Silver, Steven Lisberger [1], Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Duncan Henderson, Joseph Kosinski, Barry Levine [2] Screenplay by: Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz [1], Karl Gajdusek, Michael deBruyn [2] || Starring: Garrett Hedlund, Jeff Bridges, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, James Frain, Beau Garrett, Michael Sheen [1], Tom … Continue reading

‘Moneyball’ (2011): Think, Don’t Feel

Directed by: Bennett Miller || Produced by: Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz, Brad Pitt Screenplay by: Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin || Starring: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stephen Bishop, Reed Diamond, Brent Jennings, Ken Medlock Music by: Mychael Danna || Cinematography: Wally Pfister || Edited by: Christopher Tellefsen || Country: United States || … Continue reading