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‘The Black Phone’ (2021): Your Call is Important to Us

Directed by: Scott Derrickson || Produced by: Jason Blum, Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill Screenplay by: Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill || Starring: Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, Jeremy Davies, James Ransone, Ethan Hawke Music by: Mark Korven || Cinematography: Brett Jutkiewicz || Edited by: Frédéric Thoraval || Country: United States || Language: English Running Time: … Continue reading

‘Baskin’ (2015): The Hell You Carry with You

Directed by: Can Evrenol || Produced by: Tolga Erener, Sina Rasim Pekcanatti Screenplay by: Can Evrenol, Cem Özüduru, Erçin Sadıkoğlu, Eren Akay || Starring: Mehmet Cerrahoğlu, Ergun Kuyucu, Gorkem Kasal, Muharrem Bayrak Music by: Ulas Pakkan, Volkan Akaalp || Cinematography: Alp Korfali || Edited by:  Erkan Özekan || Country: Turkey || Language: Turkish Running Time: … Continue reading

‘Top Gun 2’ (2022): Joseph Kosinski’s 2nd Master Legacy Sequel?

Directed by: Joseph Kosinski || Produced by: Jerry Bruckheimer, Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison Screenplay by: Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie || Starring: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, Val Kilmer Music by: Harold Faltermeyer, Lady Gaga, Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe || Cinematography: Claudio … Continue reading

‘RRR’ (2022): Rise, Roar, Revolt!

Directed by: S. S. Rajamouli || Produced by: D. V. V. Danayya Screenplay by: S. S. Rajamouli || Starring: N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Shriya Saran, Samuthirakani, Ray Stevenson, Alison Doody, Olivia Morris Music by: M. M. Keeravani || Cinematography: K. K. Senthil Kumar || Edited by: A. Sreekar … Continue reading

‘Everything, Everywhere, All at Once’ (2022): Too Much, Nowhere, None of the Time

Directed by: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert || Produced by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Mike Larocca, Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Jonathan Wang, Michelle Yeoh Screenplay by: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert || Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., James Hong, Jamie Lee Curtis Music by: Son Lux, Mitski, David Byrne, … Continue reading

The Road that Gets You There: Gaspar Noé’s ‘Irréversible’ (2002) & ‘Enter the Void’ (2009)

Directed by: Gaspar Noé || Produced by: Vincent Cassel [1], Vincent Maraval, Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier, Shin Yamaguchi [2], Brahim Chioua [1, 2] Screenplay by: Gaspar Noé || Starring: Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel [1], Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy, Ed Spear [2] Music by: Thomas Bangalter || Cinematography: Gaspar Noé … Continue reading

How the Other Half Lives: Julia Ducournau’s ‘Raw’ (2016) & ‘Titane’ (2021)

Directed by: Julia Ducournau || Produced by: Jean de Forets [1], Jean-Christophe Reymond [2] Screenplay by: Julia Ducournau || Starring: Garance Marillier [1, 2], Ella Rumpf, Laurent Lucas [1], Vincent Lindon, Agathe Rousselle, Lais Salameh [2] Music by: Jim Williams || Cinematography: Ruben Impens || Edited by: Jean-Christophe Bouzy || Country: France, Belgium || Language: … Continue reading

‘The Northman’ (2022): Robert Eggers Makes Alexander Skarsgård a Viking

Directed by: Robert Eggers || Produced by: Mark Huffam, Lars Knudsen, Robert Eggers, Alexander Skarsgård, Arnon Milchan Screenplay by: Sjón Birgir Sigurosson, Robert Eggers || Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, Willem Dafoe Music by: Robin Carolan, Sebastian Gainsborough || Cinematography: Jarin Blaschke || Edited by: Louise Ford || … Continue reading

‘Prey’ (2021): Less than the Sum of Its Parts

Directed by: Thomas Sieben || Produced by: Sonja Ewers, Barbara Mientus Screenplay by: Thomas Sieben, Sonja Ewers || Starring: David Kross, Hanno Koffler, Maria Ehrich, Robert Finster, Yung Ngo Music by: Michael Kamm, Maximilian Stephan || Cinematography: Andreas Berger || Edited by: Robert Rzesacz || Country: Germany || Language: German Running Time: 87 minutes Over … Continue reading

‘My Name’ (2021): Cops & Robbers, Intertwined

Created by: Kim Ba-da, Kim Jin-min || Written by: Kim Ba-da Directed by: Kim Jin-min || Starring: Han So-hee, Ahn Bo-hyun, Park Hee-soon, Kim Sang-ho, Lee Hak-joo, Chang Ryul, Yoon Kyung-ho No. of Episodes: 8 (~400 minutes total) Beyond the likes of Infernal Affairs (2002) and its Hollywood remake, Martin Scorsese’s The Departed (2006), I’m … Continue reading