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The Celtic Predator

I love movies, music, video games, and big, scary creatures.
The Celtic Predator has written 531 posts for Express Elevator to Hell

How the Other Half Lives… ‘The Nightingale’ & ‘Capernaum’ (2018)

Directed by: Jennifer Kent [1], Nadine Labaki [2] || Produced by: Kristina Ceyton, Steve Hutensky, Jennifer Kent, Bruna Papandrea [1], Khaled Mouzanar, Michel Merkt [2] Screenplay by: Jennifer Kent [1], Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojaily, Michelle Keserwany [2] || Starring: Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr, Damon Herriman, Harry Greenwood, Ewen Leslie, Charlie Shotwell, Michael Sheasby … Continue reading

‘Extraction’ (2020): Netflix Takes Advantage of Hollywood’s Hiatus

Directed by: Sam Hargrave || Produced by: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Mike Larocca, Chris Hemsworth, Eric Gitter, Peter Schwern Screenplay by: Joe Russo || Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Randeep Hooda, Golshifteh Farahani, Pankaj Tripathi, David Harbour Music by: Henry Jackman, Alex Belcher || Cinematography: Newton Thomas Sigel || Edited by: Peter B. Ellis, Ruthie … Continue reading

‘Sordo’ (2019) & ‘O Matador’ (2017): A Latin Western Double-Review

Directed by: Alfonso Cortés-Cavanillas [1], Marcelo Galvão [2] || Produced by: Juanjo Lopez [1], Marcelo Galvão, Letícia Marques [2] Screenplay by: Alfonso Cortés-Cavanillas, Juan Carlos Díaz Martín [1], Marcelo Galvão [2] || Starring: Asier Etxeandia, Marian Álvarez, Hugo Silva, Aitor Luna, Imanol Arias, Olimpia Melinte, Ruth Díaz, Jorge Basanta, Stephanie Gil [1], Diogo Morgado, Nill … Continue reading

A 4-Way Takashi Miike Sampling: ‘Audition’ (1999), ‘Ichi the Killer’ (2001), ’13 Assassins’ (2010), & ‘First Love’ (2019)

Directed by: Takashi Miike || Produced by: Satoshi Fukushima, Akemi Suyama [1], Akiko Funatsu, Dai Miyazaki [2], Michihiko Umezawa, Minami Ichikawa, Tôichirô Shiraishi, Kazuomi Suzaki, Hisashi Usui, Takahiro Ohno, Hirotsugu Yoshida, Shigeji Maeda [3], Muneyuki Kii, Jeremy Thomas, Misako Sako [4] Screenplay by: Daisuke Tengan [1, 3], Sakichi Satō [2], Masaru Nakamura [4] || Starring: … Continue reading

‘May the Devil Take You’ (2018): A Look Back at Indonesian New Wave

Directed by: Timo Tjahjanto || Produced by: Sukdev Singh, Wicky V. Olindo, Abimana Aryasatya Screenplay by: Timo TJahjanto || Starring: Chelsea Islan, Pevita Pearce, Samo Rafael, Karina Suwandi, Ray Sahetapy, Ruth Marini, Hadijah Shahab Music by: Fajar Yuskemal || Cinematography: Batara Goempar || Edited by: Teguh Raharjo || Country: Indonesia || Language: Indonesian Running Time: … Continue reading

‘El Hoyo’ (2019): “Cube,” But Vertical

Directed by: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia || Produced by: Angeles Hernandez, Carlos Juarez, Elena Gozalo Screenplay by: David Desola, Pedro Rivero || Starring: Ivan Massague, Zorion Eguileor, Antonia San Juan, Emilio Buale, Alexandra Masangkay, Zihara Llana, Mario Pardo Music by: Aranzazu Calleja || Cinematography: Jon D. Dominguez || Edited by: Haritz Zubillaga, Elena Ruiz || Country: Spain … Continue reading

‘Maniac’ (2018): Cary Fukunaga Saves Another Black Comedy Mess

Created by: Patrick Somerville || Written by: Patrick Somerville, Caroline Williams, Nick Cuse, Mauricio Katz, Danielle Henderson, Cary Joji Fukunaga Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga || Starring: Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Justin Theroux, Sonoya Mizuno, Gabriel Byrne, Sally Field No. of Episodes: 10 (~ 400 minutest total) Cary Joji Fukunaga, who established himself with the … Continue reading

‘Burn Out’ (2017): A Motor Vehicle Crime Drama

Directed by: Yann Gozlan || Produced by: Wassim Beji, Thibault Gast, Matthias Weber Screenplay by: Yann Gozlan, Guillaume Lemans || Starring: Francois Civil, Olivier Rabourdin, Manon Azem, Samuel Jouy, Narcisse Mame, Nael Rabia, Sam Louwyck Music by: Gregoire Auger || Cinematography by: Antoine Roch || Edited by: Valentin Feron || Country: France, Belgium || Language: … Continue reading

My COVID-19 Watch-List

Greetings, pandemic survivors! For those of you sheltering in place, self-quarantining, or otherwise distancing yourself from physical human contact, now is the time to embrace your inner couch potato, whether you’ve been laid off or are fortunate enough to work from home. Cinephilia is a useful hobby passion during times like these, so for those … Continue reading

Why do I like Ultraviolent Action Scenes & Super Fancy Musical Numbers?

A prominent feature of my cinephilia is my affection for two seemingly unrelated film genres: The action movie and the film musical. The key word in the previous sentence is “seemingly,” because while action and musical films may attract different audiences and imply disparate narrative tones, the core of their appeal and their overarching visual … Continue reading