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‘Troll’ (2022): All Your Favorite Hollywood Monster-Movie Cliches, but Norwegian

Directed by: Roar Uthaug || Produced by: Espen Horn, Kristian Strand Sinkerud Screenplay by: Espen Aukan || Starring: Ine Marie Wilmann, Kim Falck, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen, Gard B. Eidsvold, Pål Richard Lunderby, Eric Vorenholt Music by: Johannes Ringen || Cinematography: Jallo Faber || Edited by: Christoffer Heie || Country: Norway || Language: Norwegian Running Time: … Continue reading

‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ (2022): Fresh Meat for the Grinder

Directed by: Edward Berger || Produced by: Daniel Brühl, Daniel Marc Dreifuss, Malte Grunert, Clive Barker, Marc Toberoff, Lesley Paterson, Ian Stokell Screenplay by: Ian Stokell, Lesley Paterson, Edward Berger || Starring: Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Daniel Brühl, Sebastian Hulk Music by: Volker Bertelmann || Cinematography: James Friend || Edited by: Sven Budelmann || Country: … Continue reading

‘Lost Bullet’ (2020, 2022): The French and the Furious

Directed by: Guillaume Pierret || Produced by: Remi Leautier, Guillame Pierret, Alban Lenoir Screenplay by: Guillaume Pierret, Alban Lenoir, Kamel Guemra || Starring: Alban Lenoir, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Ramzy Bedia Music by: Andre Dziezuk, Romain Trouillet || Cinematography: Morgan S. Dalibert || Edited by: Sophie Fourdrinoy || Country: France || Language: Fench Running Time: 92 + 98 minutes … Continue reading

Fjord Filmmaking: ‘Cold Prey’ (2006), ‘Trollhunter’ (2010), ‘The Wave’ (2015), & ‘Thelma’ (2017)

Directed by: André Øvredal [1], Roar Uthaug [2, 3], Joachim Trier [4] || Produced by: John M. Jacobsen, Sveinung Golimo [1], Martin Sundland, Magne Lyngner [2], Are Haeidenstorm [3], Thomas Robsahm [4] Screenplay by: André Øvredal [1], Thomas Moldestad [2], John Kåre Raake, Harald Rosenløw-Egg [3], Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt [4] || Starring: Otto Jespersen, Hans … Continue reading

‘Piggy’ (2022): Sympathy for the Devil

Directed by: Carlota Pereda || Produced by: Merry Colomer Screenplay by: Carlota Pereda || Starring: Laura Galán, Richard Holmes, Carmen Machi, Irene Ferreiro, Camille Aguilar, Claudia Salas, Pilar Castro Music by: Olivier Arson || Cinematography: Rita Noriega || Edited by: David Pelegrin || Country: Spain, France || Language: Spanish Running Time: 99 minutes The only … Continue reading

‘Xtreme’ (2021): Action Requires Motivation

Directed by: Daniel Benmayor || Produced by: Vicente Canales, Julieta Videla, Adriana Martínez, Barron Screenplay by: Teo García, Iván Ledesma, Genaro Rodríguez || Starring: Teo García, Óscar Jaenada, Óscar Casas, Andrea Duro, Andrea Duro, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Alberto Jo Lee Music by: Julio de la Rosa || Cinematography: Daniel Aranyó || Edited by: Oriol Pérez, Elena … Continue reading

The New French Extreme: ‘High Tension’ (2003) & ‘Inside’ (2007)

Directed by: Alexandre Aja [1], Julien Maury, Alexandre Bustillo [2] || Produced by: Alexandre Arcady, Robert Benmussa [1], Vérane Frédiani, Franck Ribièrer [2] Screenplay by: Alexandre Aja, Grégory Levasseur [1], Alexandre Bustillo [2] || Starring: Cécile de France, Maïwenn Le Besco, Philippe Nahon [1], Béatrice Dalle, Alysson Paradis [2] Music by: François Eudes || Cinematography: Maxime … 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

‘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