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The Celtic Predator

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‘My Name’ (2021): Cops & Robbers, Intertwined

Created by: Kim Ba-da, Kim Jin-min || Written by: Kim Ba-da Directed by: Kim Jin-min || Starring: Han So-hee, Ahn Bo-hyun, Park Hee-soon, Kim Sang-ho, Lee Hak-joo, Chang Ryul, Yoon Kyung-ho No. of Episodes: 8 (~400 minutes total) Beyond the likes of Infernal Affairs (2002) and its Hollywood remake, Martin Scorsese’s The Departed (2006), I’m … Continue reading

‘Black Crab’ (2022): A Quality Netflix Show on Ice

Directed by: Adam Berg || Produced by: Mail Idevall, Mattias Montero Screenplay by: Adam Berg, Pelle Rådström || Starring: Noomi Rapace, Aliette Opheim, Dar Salim, Jakob Oftebro, Ardalan Esmaili, David Dencik Music by: Dead People || Cinematography: Jonas Alarik || Edited by: Kristofer Nordin || Country: Sweden || Language: Swedish Running Time: 114 minutes In … Continue reading

‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ (2022): Different Flavors of Girl Power

Directed by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali || Produced by: Jayantilal Gada, Sanjay Leela Bhansali Screenplay by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Utkarshini Vashishtha, Prakash Kapadia || Starring: Alia Bhatt, Shantanu Maheshwari, Vijay Raaz, Indira Tiwari, Seema Pahwa Music by: Sanchit Balhara, Ankit Balhara, Sanjay Leela Bhansali || Cinematography: Sudeep Chatterjee || Edited by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali || Country: … Continue reading

‘K. G. F.’ (2018, 2022): Killer Kannada Action

Directed by: Prashanth Neel || Produced by: Vijay Kiragandur Screenplay by: Prashanth Neel || Starring: Yash, Ramachandra Raju, Srinidhi Shetty, Anant Nag, Achyuth Kumar, Raveena Tandon, Prakash Raj Music by: Ravi Basrur || Cinematography: Bhuvan Gowda || Edited by: Srikanth Gowda, Ujwal Kulkarni || Country: India || Language: Kannada, Hindi Running Time: 323 minutes While … Continue reading

‘Doctor’ (2021) & ‘Etharkkum Thunindhavan’ (2022): More Preaching, Less Cheering

Directed by: Nelson Dilipkumar [1], Pandiraj [2] || Produced by: Kotapadi J. Rajesh, Sivakarthikeyan [1], Kalanithi Maran [2] Screenplay by: Nelson Dilipkumar [1], Pandiraj [2] || Starring: Sivakarthikeyan, Yogi Babu [1], Saravanan Sivakumar [2], Priyanka Arul Mohan, Vinay Rai [1, 2] Music by: Anirudh Ravichander [1], Immanuel Vasanth Dinakaran [2] || Cinematography: Vijay Kartik Kannan … Continue reading

‘The Batman’ (2022): Vengeance, No More

Directed by: Matt Reeves || Produced by: Dylan Clark, Matt Reeves Screenplay by: Matt Reeves, Peter Craig || Starring: Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell Music by: Michael Giacchino || Cinematography: Greig Fraser || Edited by: William Hoy, Tyler Nelson || Country: United States || … Continue reading

Andrei Tarkovsky’s ‘Solaris’ (1972) & ‘Stalker’ (1979)

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky || Produced by: Vyacheslav Tarasov [1], Aleksandra Demidova [2] Screenplay by: Fridrikh Gorenshtein, Andrei Tarkovsky [1], Arkady &  Boris Strugatsky [2], || Starring: Donatas Banionis, Natalya Bondarchuk, Juri Jarvet, Vladislav Dvorzhetsky [1], Nikolai Grinko, Anatoly Solonitsyn [1, 2], Alisa Freindlich, Alexander Kaidanovsky [2] Music by: Eduard Artemyev || Cinematography: Vadim Yusov … Continue reading

‘Where the Wild Things Are’ (2009): I’ll Eat You Up, I Love You So

Directed by: Spike Jonze || Produced by: Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Maurice Sendak, John Carls, Vincent Landay Screenplay by: Spike Jonze, Dave Eggers || Starring: Max Records, Catherine Keener, Mark Ruffalo, James Gandolfini, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, Catherine O’Hara, Forest Whitaker Music by: Karen O, Carter Burwell || Cinematography: Lance Acord || Edited by: Eric … Continue reading

‘Blood Red Sky’ (2021): The Struggling Single Mother

Directed by: Peter Thorwarth || Produced by: Christian Becker, Benjamin Munz Screenplay by: Peter Thorwarth, Stefan Holtz || Starring: Roland Moller, Peri Baumeister, Chidi Ajufo, Alexander Scheer, Dominic Purcell, Kais Setti, Graham McTavish, Alexander Scheer Music by: Dascha Dauenhauer || Cinematography: Yoshi Heimrath || Edited by: Knut Hake || Country: Germany, United Kingdom || Language: … Continue reading

‘Dune’ (1984): When David Lynch Made a Blockbuster

Directed by: David Lynch || Produced by: Raffaella De Laurentiis Screenplay by: David Lynch || Starring: Francesca Annis, Leonardo Cimino, Brad Dourif, Jose Ferrer, Linda Hunt, Freddie Jones, Richard Jordan, Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Silvana Mangano, Everett McGill Music by: Toto, Brian Eno || Cinematography: Freddie Francis || Edited by: Antony Gibbs || Country: United … Continue reading