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American Independent Cinema

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‘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

‘Equilibrium’ (2002): Review

Directed by: Kurt Wimmer || Produced by: Jan de Bont, Lucas Foster, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein Screenplay by: Kurt Wimmer || Starring: Christian Bale, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs, Sean Bean, Sean Pertwee, William Fichtner, Matthew Harbour, David Hemmings Music by: Klaus Badelt || Cinematography: Dion Beebe || Edited by: Tom Rolf, William Yeh || Country: … Continue reading

‘Tremors’ (1990, 1996, 2001, 2004): Franchise Review

Directed by: [1] Ron Underwood, [2, 4] S. S. Wilson, [3] Brent Maddock || Produced by: [1] Gale Anne Hurd, Brent Maddock, S. S. Wilson, [2] Nancy Roberts, Christopher DeFaria, Ron Underwood, [3] S. S. Wilson [4] Nancy Roberts Screenplay by: [1, 2] Brent Maddock, S. S. Wilson [3] John Whelpley, [4] Scott Buck || … Continue reading

‘Blue Ruin’ (2013) & ‘Green Room’ (2015): Double Review

Directed by: Jeremy Saulnier || Produced by: [Both] Anish Savjani, [Blue Ruin] Macon Blair, Tyler Byrne, Richard Peete, Vincent Savino, Alex Orr [Green Room] Neil Kopp, Victor Moyers Screenplay by: Jeremy Saulnier || Starring: [BR] Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Eve Plumb, Amy Hargreaves, Kevin Kolack [GR] Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Callum … Continue reading

‘Raging Bull’ (1980): Review

Directed by: Martin Scorsese || Produced by: Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff Screenplay by: Paul Schrader, Mardik Martin || Starring: Robert de Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Nicholas Colasanto, Theresa Saldana, Frank Vincent, Mario Gallo, Frank Adonis, Johnny Barnes Music by: Robbie Robertson || Cinematography: Michael Chapman || Edited by: Thelma Schoonmaker || Country: United States … Continue reading

‘The Witch’ (2015): Review

Directed by: Robert Eggers || Produced by: Daniel Bekerman, Lars Knudsen, Jodi Redmond, Jay Van Hoy Screenplay by: Robert Eggers || Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, Lucas Dawson Music by: Mark Korven || Cinematography: Jarin Blaschke || Edited by: Louise Ford || Country: United States, Canada || Language: English … Continue reading

‘Hail, Caesar!’ (2016)

Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen || Produced by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner Screenplay by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen || Starring: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum Music by: Carter Burwell || Cinematography by: Roger Deakins || Edited by: … Continue reading