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’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

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

‘Bird Box’ (2018): Review

Directed by: Susanne Bier || Produced by: Chris Morgan, Scott Stuber, Dylan Clark, Clayton Townsend Screenplay by: Eric Heisserer || Starring: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, Colson Baker, BD Wong, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Sarah Paulson, John Malkovich Music by: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross || Cinematography: … Continue reading

‘Widows’ (2018): Review

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

‘Pitch Black’ (2000): Review

Directed by: David Twohy || Produced by: Tom Engelman Screenplay by: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat, David Twohy || Starring: Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Keith David, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Claudia Black, Rhiana Griffith, John Moore, Simon Burke Music by: Graeme Revell || Cinematography: David Eggby || Edited by: Rick Shaine || Country: United States || … Continue reading

‘Soldado’ (2018): Review

Directed by: Stefano Sollima || Produced by: Basil Iwanyk, Edward L. McDonnell, Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill Screenplay by: Taylor Sheridan || Starring: Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Moner, Jeffrey Donovan, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Catherine Keener, Matthew Modine, Shea Whigham, Elijah Rodriguez, Howard Ferguson Jr., David Castaneda Music by: Hildur Guonadottir || Cinematography: Dariusz … Continue reading

‘Annihilation’ (2018): Review

Directed by: Alex Garland || Produced by: Scott Rudin, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich, Eli Bush Screenplay by: Alex Garland || Starring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, Oscar Isaac, Benedict Wong, David Gyasi Music by: Ben Salisbury, Geoff Barrow || Cinematography: Rob Hardy || Edited by: Barney Pilling || Country: … Continue reading

‘Ingrid Goes West’ (2017): Review

Directed by: Matt Spicer || Produced by: Jared Ian Goldman, Aubrey Plaza, Tim White, Adam Mirels, Robert Mirels Screenplay by: David Branson Smith, Matt Spicer || Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, Billy Magnussen, Wyatt Russell, Pom Klmentieff, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Hannah Utt, Joseph Breen Cinematography: Bryce Fortner || Edited by: Jack Price || Country: United … Continue reading