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‘Marriage Story’ & ‘Little Women’ (2019): A Romantic Double-Review

Directed by: Noah Baumbach [1], Greta Gerwig [2] || Produced by: David Heyman, Noah Baumbach [1], Amy Pascal, Denise Di Novi, Robin Swicord [2] Screenplay: by Noah Baumbach [1], Greta Gerwig [2] || Starring: Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern1-2, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta, Julie Hagerty, Merritt Wever [1], Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, … Continue reading

‘Dolemite is My Name’ (2019): Review

Directed by: Craig Brewer || Produced by: Eddie Murphy, John Davis, John Fox Screenplay by: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski || Starring: Eddie Murphy, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess, Wesley Snipes Music by: Scott Bomar || Cinematography: Eric Steelberg || Edited by: Billy Fox || Country: United States || Language: … Continue reading

‘The Irishman’ or ‘I Heard You Paint Houses’ (2019): Review

Directed by: Martin Scorsese || Produced by: Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Irwin Winkler, Gerald Chamales, Gaston Palvovich, Randall Emmett, Gabriele Israilovici Screenplay by: Steven Zaillian || Starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham, Harvey Keitel, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Kathrine Narducci, Welker … Continue reading

‘Outlaw King’ (2018) & ‘The King’ (2019): Double Review

Directed by: David Mackenzie1, David Michod2 || Produced by: David Mackenzie, Gillian Berrie [1], Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Liz Watts, David Michod, Joel Edgerton [2] Screenplay by: Bash Doran, David Mackenzie, James MacInnes [1], David Michod, Joel Edgerton [2] || Starring: Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh, Billy Howle, Sam Spruell, Tony Curren … Continue reading

‘Okja’ (2017) & ‘Parasite’ (2019): Double Review

Directed by: Bong Joon-ho || Produced by: Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Lewis Taewan Kim, Dooho Choi, Seo Woo-Sik, Ted Sarandos [1], Bong Joon-ho [1–2], Kwak Sin-ae, Moon Yang-kwon, Jang Young-hwan [2] Screenplay by: Bong Joon-ho1-2, Jon Ronson1, Han Jin-won2 || Starring: Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Ahn Seo-hyun, Byun Hee-bong, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, Giancarlo Esposito, … Continue reading

A Craig Zahler Sampling (‘Bone Tomahawk’ [2015], ‘Brawl in Cell Block 99’ [2017], ‘Dragged Across Concrete’ [2018]): Triple Review

Directed by: S. Craig Zahler || Produced by: Jack Heller1-3, Dallas Sonnier1-3, Sefton Fincham3, Tyler Jackson3, Keith Kjarval3 Screenplay by: S. Craig Zahler || Starring: Kurt Russell1, Patrick Wilson1, Matthew Fox1, Lili Simmons1, Richard Jenkins1, Vince Vaughn2-3, Jennifer Carpenter2-3, Don Johnson2-3, Udo Kier2-3, Mel Gibson3, Tory Kittles3, Michael Jai White3, Laurie Holden3, Thomas Kretschmann3 Music … Continue reading

‘High Flying Bird’ (2019): Review

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh || Produced by: Joseph Malloch Screenplay by: Tarell Alvin McCraney || Starring: Andre Holland, Zazie Beetz, Melvin Gregg, Sonja Sohn, Zachary Quinto, Kyle MacLachlan, Bill Duke Music by: David Wilder Savage || Cinematography: Steven Soderbergh || Edited by: Steven Soderbergh || Country: United States || Language: English Running Time: 91 minutes … Continue reading

‘Jackie Brown’ (1997): Review

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino || Produced by: Lawrence Bender Screenplay by: Quentin Tarantino || Starring: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton, Robert De Niro Music by: James Newton Howard || Cinematography: Guillermo Navarro || Edited by: Sally Menke || Country: United States || Language: English Running Time: 154 minutes It … 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