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‘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, ZoĆ« 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

‘Where the Wild Things Are’ (2009): I’ll Eat You Up, I Love You So

Directed by: Spike Jonze || Produced by: Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Maurice Sendak, John Carls, Vincent Landay Screenplay by: Spike Jonze, Dave Eggers || Starring: Max Records, Catherine Keener, Mark Ruffalo, James Gandolfini, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, Catherine O’Hara, Forest Whitaker Music by: Karen O, Carter Burwell || Cinematography: Lance Acord || Edited by: Eric … Continue reading

‘Dune’ (1984): When David Lynch Made a Blockbuster

Directed by: David Lynch || Produced by: Raffaella De Laurentiis Screenplay by: David Lynch || Starring: Francesca Annis, Leonardo Cimino, Brad Dourif, Jose Ferrer, Linda Hunt, Freddie Jones, Richard Jordan, Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Silvana Mangano, Everett McGill Music by: Toto, Brian Eno || Cinematography: Freddie Francis || Edited by: Antony Gibbs || Country: United … Continue reading

2021: My Last Try at Oscar-Bait?

One of the earliest attempts by my high-school friends and I at “branching out” from Hollywood blockbusters (Star Wars [1977-]! Jurassic Park [1993-]! The Dark Knight [2008]!) and our childhood favorite genre movies (e.g. Aliens [1979-]! Predator [1987-]!) were the annual Oscar nominations, or Academy Awards given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and … Continue reading

‘The Many Saints of Newark’ (2021): Never Had the Makings of a Varsity Athlete

Directed by: Alan Taylor || Produced by: David Chase, Lawrence Konner, Nicole Lambert Screenplay by: David Chase, Lawrence Konner || Starring: Alessandro Nivola, Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Michael Gandolfini, Billy Magnussen, Michela De Rossi, John Magaro, Ray Liotta, Vera Farmiga Music by: Peter Nashel || Cinematography: Kramer Morgenthau || Edited by: Christopher … Continue reading

‘The Empty Man’ (2020): Don’t Drink the Kool Aid

Directed by: David Prior || Produced by: Ross Richie, Stephen Christy Screenplay by: David Prior || Starring: James Badge Dale, Marin Ireland, Stephen Root, Ron Canada, Robert Aramayo, Joel Courtney, Sasha Frolova Music by: Christopher Young, Lustmord || Cinematography: Anastos N. Michos || Edited by: Andrew Buckland, David Prior || Country: United States || Language: … Continue reading

‘The Last Duel’ (2021): Might Makes Right

Directed by: Ridley Scott || Produced by: Ridley Scott, Kevin J. Walsh, Jennifer Fox, Nicole Holofcener, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck Screenplay by: Nicole Holofcener, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon || Starring: Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, Ben Affleck Music by: Harry Gregson-Williams || Cinematography: Dariusz Wolski || Edited by: Claire Simpson || Country: United Kingdom, … Continue reading

John Woo’s ‘Face/Off’ (1997) & ‘Manhunt’ (2017)

Directed by: John Woo || Produced by: David Permut, Barrie M. Osborne, Terence Chang, Christopher Godsick [1], Gordon Chan [2] Screenplay by: Mike Werb, Michael Colleary [1], Gordon Chan, Chan Hing Kai, James Yuen, Itaru Era, Ho Miu Ki, Maria Wong, Sophie Yeh [2] || Starring: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Gina Gershon, Alessandro … Continue reading

‘The Matrix Resurrections’ (2021): The Power of Love

Directed by: Lana Wachowski || Produced by: James McTeigue, Lana Wachowski, Grant Hill Screenplay by: Lana Wachowski, David Mitchell, Aleksandar Hemon || Starring: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Jada Pinkett Smith Music by: Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer || Cinematography: Daniele Massaccesi, John Toll … Continue reading

The ‘Bourne’ Trilogy (2002, 2004, 2007): Action in the Edit

Directed by: Doug Liman [1], Paul Greengrass [2–3] || Produced by: Doug Liman, Richard N. Gladstein [1], Patrick Crowley [1–3], Frank Marshall, Paul L. Sandberg [2–3] Screenplay by: Tony Gilroy [1–3], William Blake Herron [1], Scott Z. Burns, George Nolfi [3] || Starring: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles [1–3], Franka Potente, Brian Cox, Gabriel Mann [1–2], … Continue reading