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The Celtic Predator

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‘The Innocents’ (2021): Children Can Be So Cruel

Directed by: Eskil Vogt || Produced by: Maria Ekerhovd Screenplay by: Eskil Vogt || Starring: Rakel Lenora Fløttum, Alva Brynsmo Ramstad, Sam Ashraf, Mina Yasmin Bremseth, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Morten Svartveit, Kadra Yusuf, Lisa Tønne Music by: Pessi Levanto || Cinematography: Sturla Brandth Grovlen || Edited by: Jens Christian Fodstad || Country: Norway, Sweden, Finland … Continue reading

‘Aguirre, the Wrath of God’ (1972): The Folly of Man

Directed by: Werner Herzog || Produced by: Werner Herzog Screenplay by: Werner Herzog || Starring: Klaus Kinski, Helena Rojo, Del Negro, Ruy Guerra, Peter Berling, Cecilia Rivera, Dany Ades, Armando Polanah Music by: Popol Vuh || Cinematography: Thomas Mauch || Edited by: Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus || Country: West Germany, Mexico, Peru || Language: English, German Running … Continue reading

‘Versus’ (2000): New Millennium Japanese Insanity

Directed by: Ryuhei Kitamura || Produced by: Keishiro Shin Screenplay by: Ryuhei Kitamura, Yudai Yamaguchi || Starring: Tak Sakaguchi, Hideo Sakaki, Chieko Misaka, Kenji Matsuda Music by: Nobuhiko Morino || Cinematography: Takumi Furuya || Edited by: Shuichi Kakesu || Country: Japan || Language: Japanese Running Time: 120 minutes What do you get when you mix … Continue reading

‘The Queen of Black Magic’ (2019): Villains Always Want Revenge

Directed by: Kimo Stamboel || Produced by: Gope T. Samtani Screenplay by: Joko Anwar || Starring: Ario Bayu, Hannah Al Rashid, Adhisty Zara, Muzakki Ramdhan, Ari Irham, Ade Firman Hakim Music by: Fajar Yuskemal, Yudhi Arfani || Cinematography: Patrick Tashadian || Edited by: Arifin Cu’unk || Country: Indonesia || Language: Indonesian Running Time: 99 minutes … Continue reading

Joko Anwar’s ‘The Forbidden Door’ (2009), ‘Satan’s Slaves’ (2017), & ‘Impetigore’ (2019)

Directed by: Joko Anwar || Produced by: Sheila Timothy [1], Gope T. Samtani, Sunil Samtani, Priya N. K. [2], Shanty Harmayn, Tia Hasibuan, Aoura Lovenson Chandra, Ben Soebiakto [3] Screenplay by: Joko Anwar || Starring: Fachri Albar, Marsha Timothy, Otto Djauhari [1], Bront Palare, Ayu Lakshmi, Endy Arfian [2], Tara Basro, Ario Bayu [1, 3], … Continue reading

‘Qorin’ (2022): Anyone Can Be a Predator

Directed by: Ginanti Rona || Produced by: Susanti Dewi, Yogi S. Calam Screenplay by: Lele Laila, Ginanti Rona || Starring: Zulfa Maharani, Omar Daniel, Aghniny Haque, Dea Annisa, Naimma Aljufri Music by: Aria Prayogi || Cinematography: Arfian Assoy || Edited by: Wawan I. Wibowo || Country: Indonesia || Language: Indonesia Running Time: 109 minutes It … Continue reading

‘AKA’ (2023): Men on Fire

Directed by: Morgan S. Dalibert || Produced by: Rémi Leautier Screenplay by: Morgan S. Dalibert, Alban Lenoir || Starring: Alban Lenoir, Eric Cantona, Thibault de Montalembert, Sveva Alvit Music by: Etienne Forget || Florent Astolfi ||  Edited by: Tianes Montasser || Country: France || Language: French Running Time: 122 minutes Hard-boiled French crime films have … Continue reading

‘Nosferatu the Vampyre’ (1979): Dracula à la Carte

Directed by: Werner Herzog || Produced by: Michael Gruskoff, Werner Herzog Screenplay by: Werner Herzog || Starring: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Roland Topor, Walter Ladengast Music by: Popol Vuh || Cinematography: Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein || Edited by: Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus || Country: West Germany, France || Language: German, English Running Time: 107 minutes Though vampires … Continue reading

‘Possession’ (1981): Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition

Directed by: Andrzej Żuławski || Produced by: Marie-Laure Reyre Screenplay by: Frederic Tuten, Andrzej Żuławski || Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, Margit Carstensen, Heinz Bennent, Johanna Hofer, Carl Duering Music by: Andrzej Korzyński || Cinematography: Bruno Nuytten || Edited by: Marie-Sophi Dubus, Suzanne Lang-Willar || Country: France, West Germany || Language: English Running Time: 124 … Continue reading

Finland’s Cinematic Winter Warfare: ‘Hatching’ & ‘Sisu’ (2022)

Directed by: Hanna Bergholm [1], Jalmari Helander [2] || Produced by: Mika Ritalahti, Niko Ritalahti, Nima Yousefi [1], Petri Jokiranta [2] Screenplay by: Ilja Rautsi [1], Jalmari Helander [2] || Starring: Siiri Solalinna, Sophia Heikkilä, Jani Volanen, Reino Nordin, Saija Lentonen [1], Jorma Tommila, Aksel Hennie, Jack Doolan, Mimosa Willamo [2] Music by: Stein Berge … Continue reading