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‘King of the Monsters’ (2019): Review

Directed by: Michael Dougherty || Produced by: Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Brian Rogers, Mary Parent, Alex Garcia Screenplay by: Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields || Starring: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr., David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Zhang Ziyi Music by: Bear McCreary … Continue reading

’30 Days of Night’ (2007): Review

Directed by: David Slade || Produced by: Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert Screenplay by: Steve Niles, Stuart Beattie, Brian Nelson || Starring: Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Danny Huston, Ben Foster, Mark Boone Junior Music by: Brian Reitzell || Cinematography: Jo Willems || Edited by: Art Jones || Country: United States || Language: English Running Time: 113 … Continue reading

How the Other Half Lives… ‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl’ (2015) & ‘Lady Bird’ (2017): Double Review

Directed by: Marielle Heller [Diary], Greta Gerwig [LB] || Produced by: Miranda Bailey, Anne Carey, Bert Hamelinck [Diary], Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, Evelyn O’Neill [LB] Screenplay by: Marielle Heller [Diary], Greta Gerwig [LB] || Starring: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgard, Christopher Meloni, Kristen Wiig [Diary], Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothee Chalamet, Beanie … Continue reading

‘John Wick 3’ (2019): Review

Directed by: Chad Stahelski || Produced by: Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee Screenplay by: Derek Kolstad, Shay Hatten, Chris Collins, Marc Abrams || Starring: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick, Anjelica Huston, Ian McShane Music by: Tyler Bates, Joel J. Richard || Cinematography: Dan Laustsen || Edited by: Evan … Continue reading

Comparing and Contrasting ‘Infinity War’ (2018) and ‘Endgame’ (2019)

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo || Produced by: Kevin Feige Screenplay by: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely || Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh … Continue reading

‘Triple Frontier’ (2019): Review

Directed by: J. C. Chandor || Produced by: Charles Roven, Alex Gartner, Andy Horwitz, Neal Dodson Screenplay by: Mark Boal, J. C. Chandor || Starring: Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, Pedro Pascal Music by: Disasterpeace || Cinematography: Roman Vasyanov || Edited by: Ron Patane || Country: United States || Language: English, Spanish … Continue reading

‘Us’ (2019): Review

Directed by: Jordan Peele || Produced by: Jason Blum, Ian Cooper, Sean McKittrick, Jordan Peele Screenplay by: Jordan Peele || Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker Music by: Michael Abels || Cinematography: Mike Gioulakis || Edited by: Nicholas Monsour || Country: United States || Language: English Running Time: 116 minutes If you … Continue reading

How the Other Half Lives… ‘Edge of Seventeen’ (2016) & ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ (2018): Double Review

Directed by: Susan Johnson [Boys], Kelly Fremon Craig [Seventeen] || Produced by: Brian Robbins, James Lassiter, Will Smith [Boys], James L. Brooks, Richard Sakai [Seventeen] Screenplay by: Sofia Alvarez [Boys], Kelly Fremon Craig [Seventeen] || Starring: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart, Andrew Bachelor [Boys], Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Blake Jenner, Kyra Sedgwick … Continue reading

An American Neo-Frontier Sampling (‘Hell or High Water’ [2016], ‘Wind River’ [2017], ‘Hold the Dark’ [2018]): Triple Review

Directed by: David Mackenzie [HHW], Taylor Sheridan [WR], Jeremy Saulnier [HD] || Produced by: Sidney Kimmel, Peter Berg, Carla Hacken, Julie Yorn [HHW], Matthew George, Basil Iwanyk [WR], Russell Ackerman, Eva Maria Daniels, Neil Kopp [HD] Screenplay by: Taylor Sheridan [HHW, WR], Macon Blair [HD] || Starring: Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham … Continue reading

M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Unbreakable’ (2000, 2016, 2019): Trilogy Review

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan || Produced by: M. Night Shyamalan, Barry Mendel, Sam Mercer, Jason Blum, Marc Bienstock, Ashwin Rajan Screenplay: M. Night Shyamalan || Starring: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright Penn, James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Sarah Paulson Music by: James Newton Howard (U), West Dylan Thordson (S, G) || … Continue reading