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The Celtic Predator

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‘REC’ (2007, 2009): Tao of the Found-Footage Technique

Directed by: Jaume Balaguero, Paco Plaza || Produced by: Julio Fernandez, Carlos Fernandez Screenplay by: Paco Plaza, Luis A. Berdejo, Jaume Balaguero || Starring: Manuela Velasco, Pablo Rosso, Ferran Terraza, Jorge-Yamam Serrano, David Vert, Vicente Gil, Martha Carbonell, Carlos Vicente, Jonathan Mellor, Oscar Sanchez Zafra, Ariel Casas, Alejandro Casaseca, Claudia Silva  Music by: N/A || … Continue reading

‘Let the Right One In’ (2008): The Horrors of Childhood

Directed by: Tomas Alfredson || Produced by: Carl Molinder, John Nordling Screenplay by: John Ajvide Lindqvist || Starring: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Ika Nord, Peter Carlberg Music by: Johan Soderqvist || Cinematography: Hoyte van Hoytema || Edited by: Tomas Alfredson, Daniel Jonsäter || Country: Sweden || Language: Swedish Running Time: 114 minutes In … Continue reading

‘Magadheera’ (2009): The Pan-Indian Rajamouli Blockbuster-Prototype

Directed by: S. S. Rajamouli || Produced by: Allu Aravind, B. V. S. N. Prasad Screenplay by: S. S. Rajamouli || Starring: Ram Charan, Srihari, Kajal Aggarwal, Dev Gill, Kanneganti Brahmanandam Music by: M. M. Keeravani || Cinematography: K. K. Senthil Kumar || Edited by: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao || Country: India || Language: Telugu Running … Continue reading

‘Meghe Dhaka Tara’ (1960): No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Directed by: Ritwik Ghatak || Produced by: Chitrakalpa, Ritwik Ghatak Screenplay by: Ritwik Ghatak || Starring: Supriya Choudhury, Anil Chatterjee, Niranjan Ray, Gita Ghatak, Bijon Bhattacharya, Gita Dey, Dwiju Bhawal, Gyanesh Mukherjee, Ranen Ray Choudhury Music by: Jyotirindra Moitra, Anil Chandra Sengupta || Cinematography: Dinen Gupta || Edited by: Ramesh Joshi || Country: India || … Continue reading

‘Pyaasa’ (1957): The Plight of the Starving Artist

Directed by: Guru Dutt || Produced by: Guru Dutt Screenplay by: Abrar Alvi, Guru Dutt || Starring: Guru Dutt, Mala Sinha, Waheeda Rehman, Said Rehman Khan, Johnny Walker Music by: Sachin Dev Burman || Cinematography: Venkatarama Pandit Krishnamurthy || Edited by: Y. G. Chawhan || Country: India || Language: Hindi Running Time: 143 minutes The … Continue reading

‘Police Story’ (1985): Stuntwork as Spectacle

Directed by: Jackie Chan || Produced by: Leonard Ho Screenplay by: Jackie Chan, Edward Tang || Starring: Jackie Chan, Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung, Chor Yuen, Charlie Cho Music by: Michael Lai, Tang Siu Lam || Cinematography: Cheung Yiu Cho || Edited by: Peter Cheung || Country: Hong Kong || Language: Cantonese, English Running Time: 100 … Continue reading

‘Saloum’ (2021): Spaghetti-Western Filmmaking North of the Gambia

Directed by: Jean Luc Herbulot || Produced by: Pamela Diop Screenplay by: Jean Luc Herbulot, Pamela Diop || Starring: Yann Gael, Roger Sallah, Mentor Ba, Evelyne Ily Juhen Music by: Reksider || Cinematography: Gregory Corandi || Edited by: Nicolas Desmaison, Alasdair McCulloch, Sebastien Prangere || Country: Senegal, France || Language: French, Wolof Running Time: 84 … Continue reading

‘Tragic Jungle’ (2020): The Universality of the Femme Fatale

Directed by: Yulene Olaizola || Produced by: Pablo Zimbron Alva, Juan Herandez, Yulene Olaizola Screenplay by: Ruben Imaz, Yulene Olaizola || Starring: Indira Rubie Andrewin, Gilberto Barraza, Mariano Tun Xool, Eligio Melenez, Gabino Rodriguez Music by: Alejandro Otaola || Cinematography: Sofia Oggioni || Edited by: Pablo Chea, Israel Cardenas, Ruben Imaz, Yulene Olaizola || Country: … Continue reading

‘Speak No Evil’ (2022): Make No Sense

Directed by: Christian Tafdrup || Produced by: Jacob Jarek Screenplay by: Christian Tafdrup, Mads Tafdrup || Starring: Morten Burian, Sidsel Siem Koch, Fedja van Huêt, Karina Smulders, Liva Forsberg, Marius Damslev Music by: Sune “Køter” Kølster || Cinematography: Erik Molberg Hansen || Edited by: Nicolaj Monberg || Country: Denmark, Netherlands || Language: English, Danish, Dutch … Continue reading

‘Alice in Borderland’ (2020, 2022): Dreams of Parallel Tokyo

Created by: Shinsuke Sato, Kaata Sakamoto, Akira Morri  || Written by: Yoshiki Watabe, Yasuko Kuramitsu, Shinsuke Sato Directed by: Shinsuke Sato || Starring: Kento Yamazaki, Tao Tsuchiya, Yūki Morinaga, Keita Machida, Ayame Misaki, Nijirū Murakami, Yutaro Watanabe, Sho Aoyagi, Ayaka Miyoshi, Dori Sakurada, Aya Asahina, Shuntaro Yanagi, Kina Yazaki, Tsuyoshi Abe, Nobuaki Kaneko, Riisa Naka … Continue reading