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The Sound of a Gun: Michael Mann’s ‘Heat’ (1995), ‘Collateral’ (2004), and ‘Public Enemies’ (2009)

Directed by: Michael Mann || Produced by: Michael Mann [1–3], Art Linson [1], Julie Richardson [2], Kevin Misher [3] Screenplay by: Michael Mann [1,3], Stuart Beattie [2], Ronan Bennett, Ann Biderman [3] || Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Tom Sizemore, Diane Venora, Amy Brenneman, Ashley Judd, Mykelti Williamson, Wes Studi, Ted Levine, Jon Voight, … Continue reading

‘Prey’ (2022): The Hunt Pulls Me Back In

Directed by: Dan Trachtenberg || Produced by: John Davis Jhane Myers, Marty P. Ewing Screenplay by: Patrick Aison || Starring: Amber Midthunder, Dakota Beavers, Michelle Thrush, Stormee Kipp, Julian Black Antelope, Bennett Taylor, Dane DiLiegro Music by: Sarah Schachner || Cinematography: Jeff Cutter || Edited by: Angela M. Catanzaro, Claudia Castello || Country: United States … Continue reading

Joseph Kosinski’s ‘Tron Legacy’ (2010) & ‘Oblivion’ (2013): Form Follows Function

Directed by: Joseph Kosinski || Produced by: Sean Bailey, Jeffrey Silver, Steven Lisberger [1], Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Duncan Henderson, Joseph Kosinski, Barry Levine [2] Screenplay by: Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz [1], Karl Gajdusek, Michael deBruyn [2] || Starring: Garrett Hedlund, Jeff Bridges, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, James Frain, Beau Garrett, Michael Sheen [1], Tom … Continue reading

‘Moneyball’ (2011): Think, Don’t Feel

Directed by: Bennett Miller || Produced by: Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz, Brad Pitt Screenplay by: Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin || Starring: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stephen Bishop, Reed Diamond, Brent Jennings, Ken Medlock Music by: Mychael Danna || Cinematography: Wally Pfister || Edited by: Christopher Tellefsen || Country: United States || … Continue reading

‘The Gray Man’ (2022): Netflix Bets Big on the Russos

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo || Produced by: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Mike Larocca, Chris Castaldi Screenplay by: Joe Russo, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely || Starring: Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, Regé-Jean Page, Dhanush, Wagner Moura, Julia Butters, Alfre Woodard, Billy Bob Thornton Music by: Henry … Continue reading

‘Jupiter Ascending’ (2015): Off-Brand Marvel

Directed by: The Wachowskis || Produced by: Grant Hill, The Wachowskis Screenplay by: The Wachowskis || Starring: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth Music by: Michael Giacchino || Cinematography: John Toll || Edited by: Alexander Berner || Country: United States, Australia || Language: English Running Time: 127 minutes The influence brands … Continue reading

‘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

‘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

‘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

‘The Batman’ (2022): Vengeance, No More

Directed by: Matt Reeves || Produced by: Dylan Clark, Matt Reeves Screenplay by: Matt Reeves, Peter Craig || Starring: Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell Music by: Michael Giacchino || Cinematography: Greig Fraser || Edited by: William Hoy, Tyler Nelson || Country: United States || … Continue reading