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Telugu Reviews, Volume 5: ‘Shyam Singha Roy’ (2021), ‘Ante Sundaraniki,’ & ‘Sita Ramam’ (2022)

Directed by: Rahul Sankrityan [1], Vivek Athreya [2], Hanu Raghavapudi [3] || Produced by: Venkat Boyanapalli [1], Naveen Yerneni [2], C. Aswani Dutt [3] Screenplay by: Rahul Sankrityan [1], Vivek Athreya [2], Hanu Raghavapudi, Raj Kumar Kandamudi [3], || Starring: Nani [1, 2], Sai Pallavi, Krithi Shetty, Madonna Sebastian [1], Nazriya Nazim [2], Dulquer Salmaan, … Continue reading

‘Nope’ (2022): Dumb Titles Hide a Fearsome Spielbergian Hybrid

Directed by: Jordan Peele || Produced by: Jordan Peele, Ian Cooper Screenplay by: Ian Cooper || Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, Michael Wincott, Brandon Perea Music by: Michael Abels || Cinematography: Hoyte van Hoytema || Edited by: Nicholas Monsour || Country: United States || Language: English Running Time: 130 minutes Due to most … Continue reading

Horror Never Dies: ‘X,’ ‘Barbarian,’ & ‘Smile’ (2022)

Directed by: Ti West [1], Zach Cregger [2], Parker Finn [3] || Produced by: Ti West, Jacob Jaffke, Kevin Turen, Harrison Kreiss [1], Arnon Milchan, Roy Lee, Raphael Margules, J. D. Lifshitz [2], Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Isaac Klausner, Robert Salerno, Gabby Olivera [3] Screenplay by: Ti West [1], Zach Cregger [2], Parker Finn [3] … Continue reading

Where You Belong & the Folly of Regret

As my life has evolved since I started Express Elevator to Hell (EEH) almost 10 years ago, so has my analytical study of my favorite extracurricular passion, cinephilia. I have long used film studies to counterbalance my professional scientific career and give perspective to my personal life. That is one thing that has not changed … Continue reading