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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 Spy’ (2019): When Patriotism Costs Everything

Created by: Gideon Raff || Written by: Gideon Raff, Max Perry Directed by: Gideon Raff || Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Noah Emmerich, Hadar Ratzon-Rotem, Yael Eitan, Nassim Si Ahmed, Moni Moshonov, Alona Tai, Mourad Zaoui, Uri Gavriel No. of Episodes: 6 (~300 minutes total) While I imagine there is no scripted movie or television series … Continue reading

‘Oxygen’ (2021): Alone in the Dark

Directed by: Alexandre Aja || Produced by: Alexandre Aja, Grégory Levasseur, Vincent Maraval, Brahim Chioua, Noëmie Devide Screenplay by: Christie LeBlanc || Starring: Mélanie Laurent, Mathieu Amalric, Malik Zidi Music by: Robin Coudert || Cinematography: Maxime Alexandre || Edited by: Hervé Schneid || Country: United States, France || Language: English Running Time: 101 minutes Long … Continue reading

‘Burn Out’ (2017): A Motor Vehicle Crime Drama

Directed by: Yann Gozlan || Produced by: Wassim Beji, Thibault Gast, Matthias Weber Screenplay by: Yann Gozlan, Guillaume Lemans || Starring: Francois Civil, Olivier Rabourdin, Manon Azem, Samuel Jouy, Narcisse Mame, Nael Rabia, Sam Louwyck Music by: Gregoire Auger || Cinematography by: Antoine Roch || Edited by: Valentin Feron || Country: France, Belgium || Language: … Continue reading

‘The Wolf’s Call’ (2019): A Contemporary Homage to Military-Science Thrillers

Directed by: Antonin Baudry || Produced by: Jerome Seydoux, Alain Attal, Hugo Selignac Screenplay by: Antonin Baudry || Starring: Francois Civil, Omar Sy, Mathieu Kassovitz, Reda Kateb, Paula Beer, Alexis Michalik, Jean-Yves Berteloot, Damien Bonnard Music by: Tomandandy || Cinematography: Pierre Ccottereau || Edited by: Nassim Gordji Tehrani, Saar Klein || Country: France || Language: … Continue reading

‘Divines’ (2016): The Girl from the Wrong Side of the Tracks

Directed by: Houda Benyamina || Produced by: Marc-Benoit Creancier Screenplay by: Romain Compingt, Uda Benyamina, Malik Rumeau || Starring: Oulaya Amamra, Deborah Lukumuena, Kevin Mischel, Jisca Kalvanda, Yasin Houicha, Majdouline Idrissi, Mounir Margoum, Farid Larbi Music by: Demusmaker || Cinematography: Julien Poupard || Edited by: Louic Lallemand, Vincent Tricon || Country: France, Qatar || Language: … Continue reading

‘Hiroshima Mon Amour’ (1959): The Most Insufferable Drama Ever

Directed by: Alain Resnais || Produced by: Samy Halfon, Anatole Dauman Screenplay by: Marguerite Duras || Starring: Emmanuele Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud Music by: Georges Delerue, Giovanni Fusco || Cinematography: Michio Takahashi, Sacha Vierny || Edited by: Jasmine Chasney, Henri Colpi, Anne Sarraute || Country: France, Japan || Language: French, Japanese, English … Continue reading

‘Only God Forgives’ (2013): The Muay Thai Warrior

Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn || Produced by: Lene Borglum Screenplay by: Nicolas Winding Refn || Starring: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm, Ratha Phongam, Gordon Brown Tom Burke, Bryon Gibson Music by: Cliff Martinez || Cinematography by: Larry Smith || Edited by: Matthew Newman || Country: Denmark, France || Language: English, Thai Running … Continue reading

‘Last Tango in Paris’ (1972): Passion Isn’t Love

Directed by: Berardo Bertolucci || Produced by: Alberto Grimaldi Screenplay by: Bernardo Bertolucci, Franco Arcalli, Agnes Varda || Starring: Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Massimo Girotti, Veronica Lazar, Maria Michi, Catherine Allegret, Darling Legitimus, Gitt Magrini, Luce Marquand Music by: Gato Barbieri || Cinematography: Vittorio Storaro || Edited by: Franco Arcalli, Roberto Perpignani || … Continue reading