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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

‘No Time to Die’ (2021): But Time Enough for Closure

Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga || Produced by: Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli Screenplay by: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Phoebe Waller-Bridge || Starring: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Wishaw, Naomi Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes Music by: Hans Zimmer ||¬†Cinematography: Linus Sandgren || Edited by: Elliot … Continue reading

‘Quantum of Solace’ (2008): The Limits of Franchise Brand Recognition

Directed by: Marc Forster || Produced by: Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli Screenplay by: Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade || Starring: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Giancarlo Giannini, Jeffrey Wright, Judi Dench Music by: David Arnold || Cinematography: Roberto Schaefer || Edited by: Matt Cheese, Richard Pearson || Country: United Kingdom, United States … Continue reading

‘The Green Knight’ (2021): David Lowery’s Modern Take on an Old Tale

Directed by: David Lowery || Produced by: Toby Halbrooks, James M. Johnston, David Lowery, Tim Headington, Theresa Steele Page Screenplay by: David Lowery || Starring: Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury, Sean Harris, Ralph Ineson Music by: Daniel Hart || Cinematography: Andre Droz Palermo || Edited by: David Lowery || Country: United States … Continue reading

‘The Suicide Squad’ (2021): Whatever Happened to Numbered Sequels?

Directed by: James Gunn || Produced by: Charles Roven, Peter Safran Screenplay by: James Gunn || Starring: Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Sylvester Stallone, Viola Davis, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Michael Rooker, Jai Courtney, Peter Capaldi, Alice Braga, Pete Davidson Music by: John Murphy || Cinematography: Henry Braham || Edited by: Fred … Continue reading

‘Blade Trinity’ (2004): The Curse of the Threequel

Directed by: David S. Goyer || Produced by: Peter Frankfurt, Wesley Snipes, David S. Goyer, Lynn Harris Screenplay by: David S. Goyer || Starring: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Parker Posey, Natasha Lyonne, Dominic Purcell, Triple H Music by: Ramin Djawadi, RZA || Cinematography: Gabriel Beristain || Edited by: Conrad Smart, Howard … Continue reading

‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ (2011): The Humble Origins of the 2010s’ Best Franchise

Directed by: Rupert Wyatt || Produced by: Peter Chernin Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver Screenplay by: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver || Starring: Andy Serkis, James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, David Oyelowo Music by: Patrick Doyle || Cinematography: Andrew Lesnie || Edited by: Conrad Buff, Mark Goldblatt || Country: United … Continue reading

‘The Crazies’ (2010): A Small Town Hell

Directed by: Breck Eisner || Produced by: Michael Aguilar, Dean Georgaris, Rob Cowan Screenplay by: Scott Kosar, Ray Wright || Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Joe Anderson, Danielle Panabaker Music by: Mark Isham || Cinematography: Maxime Alexandre || Edited by: Billy Fox || Country: United States || Language: English Running Time: 101 minutes One of … Continue reading

An Overview of Marvel’s ‘Infinity Saga’ (2008-2019)

I do not care for contemporary superhero movie franchises, their fanbases, their audiovisual styles, or the superhero archetype on film in general; I have tired of their overexposure in the popular culture zeitgeist since at least the early 2010s. Like Japanese animation, I’m aware these movements are passionate and have achieved significant mainstream acceptance, having … Continue reading

How the Other Half Lives… ‘Hustlers’ (2019) & ‘Promising Young Woman’ (2020)

Directed by: Lorene Scafaria [1], Emerald Fennell [2] || Produced by: Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Jennifer Lopez, Benny Medina [1], Margot Robbie, Josey McNamara, Tom Ackerley, Ben Browning, Ashley Fox, Emerald Fennell [2] Screenplay by: Lorene Scafaria [1], Emerald Fennell [2] || Starring: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, … Continue reading