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The Celtic Predator

I love movies, music, video games, and big, scary creatures.
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A Craig Zahler Sampling (‘Bone Tomahawk’ [2015], ‘Brawl in Cell Block 99’ [2017], ‘Dragged Across Concrete’ [2018]): Triple Review

Directed by: S. Craig Zahler || Produced by: Jack Heller1-3, Dallas Sonnier1-3, Sefton Fincham3, Tyler Jackson3, Keith Kjarval3 Screenplay by: S. Craig Zahler || Starring: Kurt Russell1, Patrick Wilson1, Matthew Fox1, Lili Simmons1, Richard Jenkins1, Vince Vaughn2-3, Jennifer Carpenter2-3, Don Johnson2-3, Udo Kier2-3, Mel Gibson3, Tory Kittles3, Michael Jai White3, Laurie Holden3, Thomas Kretschmann3 Music … Continue reading

The Forgotten ‘Terminator’ Movies (‘Rise of the Machines’ [2003], ‘Salvation’ [2009], ‘Genisys’ [2015]): Triple Review

Directed by: Jonathan Mastow1, McG2, Alan Taylor3 || Produced by: Hal Lieberman1, Colin Wilson1, Mario F. Kassar1, Andrew G. Vajna1, Joel B. Michaels1, Derek Anderson2, Mortiz Borman2, Victor Kubicek2, Jeffrey Silver2, David Ellison3, Dana Goldberg3 Screenplay by: John Brancato1-2, Michael Ferris1-2, Laeta Kalogridis3, Patrick Lussier3 || Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger1, 3, Nick Stahl1, Claire Danes1, Kristanna … Continue reading

‘War Machine’ (2017): Review

Directed by: David Michod || Produced by: Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Ted Sarandos, Ian Bryce Screenplay by: David Michod || Starring: Brad Pitt, Emory Cohen, RJ Cyler, Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall, Anthony Hayes, John Magaro, Scoot McNairy, Will Poulter, Alan Ruck, Lakeith Stanfield, Josh Stewart, Meg Tilly, Tilda Swinton, Ben Kingsley, Tim … Continue reading

‘Calibre’ (2018): Review

Directed by: Matt Palmer || Produced by: Alastair Clark, Anna Griffin Screenplay by: Matt Palmer || Starring: Jack Lowden, Martin McCann, Tony Curran, Ian Pirie, Kate Bracken, Kitty Lovett, Cal MacAninch Music by: Anne Nikitin || Cinematography: Mark Gyori || Edited by: Chris Wyatt || Country: United Kingdom || Language: English Running Time: 101 minutes … Continue reading

‘Under the Shadow’ (2016): Review

Directed by: Babak Anvari || Produced by: Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh Screenplay by: Babak Anvari || Starring: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Ray Haratian, Arash Marandi Music by: Gavin Cullen || Cinematography: Kit Fraser || Edited by: Christopher Barwell || Country: United Kingdom, Jordan, Qatar || Language: Persian Running Time: 84 minutes … Continue reading

‘The Belko Experiment’ (2016): Review

Directed by: Greg McLean || Produced by: Peter Safran, James Gunn Screenplay by: James Gunn || Starring: John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona, John C. McGinley, Melonie Diaz, Josh Brener, Michael Rooker Music by: Tyler Bates || Cinematography: Luis David Sansas || Edited by: Julia Wong || Country: United States || Language: English Running … Continue reading

‘Office’ (2015): Review

Directed by: Hong Won-chan || Produced by: Choi Yun-jin Screenplay by: Choi Yun-jin || Starring: Go Ah-sung, Park Sung-woong, Bae Seong-woo, Kim Eui-sung, Ryu Hyun-kyung, Lee Chae-eun, Son Soo-hyun, Park Jung-min, Oh Dae-hwan Music by: Kim Tae-seong || Cinematography: Park Yong-su || Edited by: Kim Sun-min || Country: Korea || Language: Korean Running Time: 111 … Continue reading

‘Last Blood’ (2019): Review

Directed by: Adrian Grunberg || Produced by: Avi Lerner, Kevin King Templeton, Yariv Lerner, Les Weldon Screenplay by: Matthew Cirulnick, Sylvester Stallone || Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Adriana Barraza, Yvette Monreal, Genie Kim, Jaoquin Cosio, Oscar Jaenada Music by: Brian Tyler || Cinematography: Brendan Galvin || Edited by: Todd E. Miller, Carsten … Continue reading

More Filmmaking Pet-Peeves…

Several years ago, I wrote about recurring problems in mainstream filmmaking that are a constant source of irritation for cinephiles like me. This burgeoning “series” of blog essays is thematically related to my Things You Like That I Don’t (TYLTID) posts, in a way, an expansive yet not exhaustive list of cinematic annoyances that reduce … Continue reading

‘Bright’ (2017): Review

Directed by: David Ayer || Produced by: Eric Newman, David Ayer, Bryan Unkeless, Ted Sarandos Screenplay by: Max Landis || Starring: Will Smith, Joel Edgarton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez, Ike Barinholtz Music by: David Sardy || Cinematography: Roman Vasyanov || Edited by: Michael Tronick || Country: United States || Language: English Running Time: … Continue reading