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Telugu Reviews, Volume 3: ‘Neevevaro’ (2018), ‘Game Over’ (2019), & ‘Saaho’ (2019)

Directed by: Hari Nath [1], Ashwin Saravanan [2], Sujeeth Reddy [3] || Produced by: M. V. V. Satyanarayana, Kona Venkat [1], S. Sashikanth, Chakravarthy Ramachandra [2], Vamsi Krishna Reddy, Pramod Uppalapati [3] Screenplay by: Kona Venkat [1], Ashwin Saravanan, Kaavya Ramkumar, Venkat Kacharla [2], Sujeeth Reddy, Abbas Dalal, Hussain Dalal [3] || Starring: Aadhi Pinisetty, … Continue reading

Telugu Reviews, Volume 2: Mahesh Babu’s ‘Athadu’ (2005), ‘Srimanthudu’ (2015), & ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’ (2018)

Directed by: Trivikram Srinivas [1], Koratala Siva [2, 3] || Produced by: D. Kishore, M. Ram Mohan [1], Y. Naveen, Y. Ravi Shankar, C. V. Mohan [2], DVV Danayya [3] Screenplay by: Trivikram Srinivas [1], Koratala Siva [2, 3] || Starring: Mahesh Babu [1–3], Sonu Sood Sayaji Shinde, Kota Srinivasa Rao, M. Nassar, Sunil Varma, … Continue reading

‘Tenet’ (2020): The Film that Killed Theatrical Blockbusters?

Directed by: Christopher Nolan || Produced by: Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan Screenplay by: Christopher Nolan || Starring: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh Music by: Ludwig Göransson || Cinematography: Hoyte van Hoytema || Edited by: Jennifer Lame || Country: United Kingdom, United States || Language: English Running Time: 150 … Continue reading

Telugu Reviews, Volume 1: ‘Janatha Garage’ (2016), ‘Arjun Reddy’ (2017), & ‘Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo’ (2020)

Directed by: Koratala Siva [1], Sandeep Vanga [2], Trivikram Srinivas [3] || Produced by: Naveen Yerneni, Y. Ravi Shankar, C. V. Mohan [1], Pranay Reddy Vanga [2], Allu Aravind, S. Radha Krishna [3] Screenplay by: Koratala Siva [1], Sandeep Vanga [2], Trivikram Srinivas [3] || Starring: Mohanlal Viswanathan, N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Samantha Akkineni, … Continue reading

‘Bulbbul’ (2020): A Contemporary Fairy Tale with Style & Substance

Directed by: Anvita Dutt || Produced by: Anushka Sharma, Karnesh Sharma Screenplay by: Anvita Dutt || Starring: Tripti Dimri, Avinash Tiwary, Paoli Dam, Rahul Bose, Parambrata Chatterjee Music by: Amit Trivedi || Cinematography: Siddharth Diwan || Edited by: Rameshwar S. Bhagat || Country: India || Language: Hindi Running Time: 94 minutes My experiences with independent … Continue reading

‘The Wedding Party’ (2016, 2017): Melodramas Without Drama

Directed by: Kemi Adetiba [1], Niyi Akinmolayan [2] || Produced by: Don Omope, Zulu Oyibo, Ijeoma Agukoronye [1], Prescilla Nwanah, Temidayo Abudu, Tope Oshin Ogun, Naz Onuzo [2] Screenplay by: Tosin Otudeko, Kemi Adetiba [1], Naz Onuzo [2] Starring: Adesua Etomi, Banky Wellington, Richard Mofe Damijo, Sola Sobowale, Iretiola Doyle, Alibaba Akporobome, Zainab Balogun, Beverly … Continue reading

‘Abyss’ (1989) & ‘Underwater’ (2020): An Aquatic Double-Review

Directed by: James Cameron [1], William Eubank [2] || Produced by: Gale Anne Hurd [1], Peter Chernin, Tonia Davis, Jenno Topping [2] Screenplay by: James Cameron [1], Brian Duffield, Adam Cozad [2] || Starring: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn [1], Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, Jessica Henwick, John Gallagher Jr., Mamoudou Athie, T. J. … Continue reading

Another Korean Genre Sampling: ‘The Wolf Brigade’ (2018) & ‘Time to Hunt’ (2020)

Directed by: Kim Jee-woon [1], Yoon Sung-hyun [2] || Produced by: Kim Woo-sang [1], Handae Rhee [2] Screenplay by: Kim Jee-woon [1], Yoon Sung-hyun [2] || Starring: Gang Dong-won, Han Hyo-joo, Jung Woo-sung, Kim Mu-yeol [1], Lee Je-hoon, Ahn Jae-hong, Choi Woo-shik, Park Jung-min [2] Music by: Mowg [1], Primary [2] || Cinematography: Lee Mo-gae … Continue reading

‘The Old Guard’ (2020): A Talky Melodrama with Guns

Directed by: Gina Prince-Bythewood || Produced by: David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Charlize Theron, AJ Dix, Beth Kono, Marc Evans Screenplay by: Greg Rucka || Starring: Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Harry Melling, Van Veronica Ngo, Matthias Schoenaerts, Chiwetel Ejiofor Music by: Volker Bertelmann, Dustin O’Halloran || Cinematography: Tami Reiker, Barry … Continue reading

‘Polar’ (2019): A Lowbrow “John Wick”

Directed by: Jonas Akerlund || Produced by: Robert Kulzer, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, Jeremy Bolt, Hartley Gorenstein Screenplay by: Jayson Rothwell || Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick, Matt Lucas Music by: Deadmau5 || Cinematography: Pär M. Ekberg || Edited by: Doobie White || Country: United States || Language: English Running Time: 119 minutes … Continue reading