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‘Clown’ (2014): Review

Directed by: Jon Watts || Produced by: Mac Cappucccino, Eli Roth, Cody Ryder Screenplay by: Christopher D. Ford, Jon Watts || Starring: Laura Allen Christian Distefano, Andy Powers, Peter Stormare, Elizabeth Whitmere, Chuck Shamata, Robert Reynolds, Lucas Kelly, Michael Riendeau Music by: Matt Veligdan || Cinematography: Matthew Santo || Edited by: Robert Ryang || Country: … Continue reading

‘Traffic’ (2000) & ‘Udta Punjab’ (2016): Double Review

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh [Tr], Abhishek Chaubey [UP] || Produced by: Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Laura Bickford [Tr], Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Aman Gill, Vikas Bahl, Sameer Nair, Madhu Mantena [UP] Screenplay by: Stephen Gaghan [Tr], Sudip Sharma, Abhishek Chaubey ¬†[UP] || Starring:¬† Steven Bauer, Benjamin Bratt, James Brolin, Don Cheadle, … Continue reading

‘Silence’ (2016): Review

Directed by: Martin Scorsese || Produced by: Barbara De Fina, Randall Emmett, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Gaston Pavlovich, Martin Scorsese, Irwin Winkler Screenplay by: Jay Cocks, Martin Scorsese || Starring: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Tadanobu Asano, Ciaran Hinds, Liam Neeson, Issey Ogata, Shinya Tsukamoto, Yoshi Oida, Yosuke Kubozuka Music by: Kim Allen Kluge, … Continue reading

‘Moonlight’ (2016): Review

Directed by: Barry Jenkins || Produced by: Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner Screenplay by: Barry Jenkins || Starring: Trevante Rhodes, Andre Holland, Janelle Monae, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali, Alex Hibbert Music by: Nicholas Britell || Cinematography: James Laxton || Edited by: Nat Sanders, Joi McMillon || Country: United States || … Continue reading

‘Don’t Breathe’ (2016): Review

Directed by: Fede Alvarez || Produced by: Fede Alvarez, Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert Screenplay by: Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues || Starring: Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, Stephen Lang, Franciska Torocsik, Emma Bercovici, Christian Zagia, Katia Bokor, Sergej Onopko Music by: Roque Banos || Cinematography: Pedro Luque || Edited by: Eric L. Beason, Louise Ford, … Continue reading

‘Hanna’ (2011): Review

Directed by: Joe Wright || Produced by: Leslie Holleran, Marty Adelstein, Scott Nemes Screenplay by: Seth Lochhead, David Farr || Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana Cate Blanchett, Jessica Barden, Aldo Maland, Tom Hollander, Olivia Williams, Jason Flemyng, Michelle Dockery, Vicky Krieps, Martin Wuttke, Sebastian Hulk, Mohammed Majd Music by: The Chemical Brothers || Edited by: … Continue reading

‘La La Land’ (2016): Review

Directed by: Damien Chazelle || Produced by: Fred Berger, Gary Gilbert, Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt Screenplay by: Damien Chazelle || Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, J. K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, Tom Everett Scott Music by: Justin Hurwitz || Cinematography: Linus Sandgren || Edited by: Tom Cross || Country: United States || … Continue reading

A Ti West Sampling (The Roost [2005], The House of the Devil [2009], The Innkeepers [2011]): Triple Review

Directed by: Ti West || Produced by: Larry Fessenden [The Roost, The Innkeepers], Josh Braun, Roger Kass [The House of the Devil], Derek Kurl, Peter Phok [The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers], Ti West [The Innkeepers] Screenplay by: Ti West ||¬†Starring: Wil Horneff, Vanessa Horneff, Karl Jacob [R], Jocelin Donahue, Mary Woronov, Greta Gerwig, … Continue reading

‘The Birth of a Nation’ (2016): Review

Directed by: Nate Parker || Produced by: Nate Parker, Kevin Turen, Jason Michael Berman, Aaron L. Gilbert, Preston L. Holmes Screenplay by: Nate Parker || Starring: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Colman Domingo, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller, Gabrielle Union Music by: Henry Jackman || Cinematography: Elliot Davis || Edited by: Steven … Continue reading

‘Eastern Promises’ (2007): Review

Directed by: David Cronenberg || Produced by: Paul Webster, Robert Lantos Screenplay by: Steve Knight || Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Sinead Cusak, Mina E. Mina, Jerzy Skolimowki, Donald Sumpter Music by: Howard Shore || Cinematography: Peter Suschitzky || Edited by: Ronald Sanders || Country: United Kingdom, Canada, United States || … Continue reading