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‘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

‘The Gentlemen’ (2019): The Return of the English Crime Comedy

Directed by: Guy Ritchie || Produced by: Guy Ritchie, Ivan Atkinson, Bill Block Screenplay by: Guy Ritchie || Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell, Hugh Grant Music by: Christopher Benstead || Cinematography: Alan Stewart || Edited by: James Herbert || Country: United Kingdom, United States || … Continue reading

‘Outlaw King’ (2018) & ‘The King’ (2019): Double Review

Directed by: David Mackenzie [1], David Michod [2] || Produced by: David Mackenzie, Gillian Berrie [1], Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Liz Watts, David Michod, Joel Edgerton [2] Screenplay by: Bash Doran, David Mackenzie, James MacInnes [1], David Michod, Joel Edgerton [2] || Starring: Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh, Billy Howle, Sam Spruell, … Continue reading

‘Calibre’ (2018): A Contemporary Fable

Directed by: Matt Palmer || Produced by: Alastair Clark, Anna Griffin Screenplay by: Matt Palmer || Starring: Jack Lowden, Martin McCann, Tony Curran, Ian Pirie, Kate Bracken, Kitty Lovett, Cal MacAninch Music by: Anne Nikitin || Cinematography: Mark Gyori || Edited by: Chris Wyatt || Country: United Kingdom || Language: English Running Time: 101 minutes … Continue reading

‘Under the Shadow’ (2016): Cryptic Haunting Done Right

Directed by: Babak Anvari || Produced by: Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh Screenplay by: Babak Anvari || Starring: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Ray Haratian, Arash Marandi Music by: Gavin Cullen || Cinematography: Kit Fraser || Edited by: Christopher Barwell || Country: United Kingdom, Jordan, Qatar || Language: Persian Running Time: 84 minutes … Continue reading

Guy Ritchie’s ‘Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels’ (1998) & ‘Snatch’ (2000)

Directed by: Guy Ritchie || Produced by: Matthew Vaughn Screenplay by: Guy Ritchie || Starring: Jason Flemyng1-2, Dexter Fletcher1, Nick Moran1, Jason Statham1-2, Steven Mackintosh1, Vinnie Jones1-2, Sting1, Stephen Graham1, Alan Ford1-2, Brad Pitt2, Dennis Farina2, Rade Serbedzija2, Benicio del Toro2, Lennie James2, Robbie Gee2, Ade2 Music by: David A. Huges1, John Murphy1-2 || Cinematography: … Continue reading

‘Reign of Fire’ (2002): One of the Weirder New Millennium Blockbusters

Directed by: Rob Bowman || Produced by: Richard D. Zanuck, Lili Fini Zanuck, Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber, Dean Zanuck Screenplay by: Matt Greenberg, Gregg Chabot, Kevin Peterka || Starring: Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Izabella Scorupco, Gerard Butler Music by: Edward Shearmur, Brad Wagner, Mad at Gravity || Cinematography: Adrian Biddle || Edited by: Declan McGrath, … Continue reading

‘Under the Skin’ (2013): “Slow-Burn” Sci-Fi Overstays Its Welcome

Directed by: Jonathan Glazer || Produced by: James Wilson, Nick Wechsler Screenplay by: Walter Campbell, Janathan Glazer || Starring: Scarlett Johansson Music by: Mica Levi || Cinematography: Daniel Landin || Edited by: Paul Watts || Country: United Kingdom || Language: English Running Time: 108 minutes With regards to horror and science-fiction filmmaking, the phrases “slow … Continue reading

A Yorgos Lanthimos Sampling: ‘The Lobster’ (2015), ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ (2017), & ‘The Favourite’ (2018)

Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos || Produced by: Ceci Dempsey, Lee Magiday [Lobster, Favourite], Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos Screenplay by: Efthimis Filippou, Yorgos Lanthimos [Lobster, Killing], Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara [Favourite] || Starring: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden, Olivia Colman, John C. Reilly, Lea Seydoux, Ben Wishaw [Lobster], Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan [Killing], Emma Stone, … Continue reading

‘Widows’ (2018): A Sloppy Script Meets an Inconsistent Directorial Vision

Directed by: Steve McQueen || Produced by: Steve McQueen, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Arnon Milchan Screenplay by: Gillian Flynn, Steve McQueen || Starring: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacki Weaver, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall, Liam Neeson Music by: Hans Zimmer || Cinematography: Sean Bobbitt || … Continue reading