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American Independent Cinema

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‘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

‘The Big Short’ (2015): Review

Directed by: Adam McKay || Produced by: Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Arnon Milchan, Brad Pitt Screenplay by: Adam McKay, Charles Randolph || Starring: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, John Magaro, Finn Wittrock, Hamish Linklater, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong, Marisa Tomei, Melissa Leo Music by: Nicholas Britell || Cinematography by: Barry Ackroyd || … Continue reading

‘The Hateful Eight’ (2015): Review

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino || Produced by: Richard N. Gladstein, Shannon McIntosh, Stacey Sher Screenplay by: Quentin Tarantino || Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern Music by: Ennio  Morricone || Cinematography: Robert Richardson || Edited by: Fred Raskin || Country: United States … Continue reading

‘Spotlight’ (2015): Review

Directed by: Tom McCarthy || Produced by: Blye Faust, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, Michael Sugar Screenplay by: Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer || Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John  Slattery, Brian d’Arcy James, Stanley Tucci Music by: Howard Shore || Cinematography by: Masanobu Takayanagi || Edited by: Tom McArdle || Country: United … Continue reading

‘Babel’ (2006): Review

Directed by: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu || Produced by: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Jon Kilik, Steve Golin Screenplay by: Guillermo Arriaga, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu || Starring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael Garcia Bernal, Koji Yakusho, Adriana Barraza, Rinko Kikuchi Music by: Gustavo Santaolalla || Cinematography by: Rodrigo Prieto || Edited by: Stephen Mirrione, Douglas Crise || Country: … Continue reading

‘Steve Jobs’ (2015): Review

Directed by: Danny Boyle || Produced by: Danny Boyle, Guymon Casady, Christian Colson, Mark Gordon, Scott Rudin Screenplay by: Aaron Sorkin || Starring: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winselt, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterson, Michael Stuhlbarg, Perla Haney-Jardine, Ripley Sobo, Makenzie Moss Music by: Daniel Pemberton || Cinematography by:  Alwin H. Kuchler || Edited by: Elliot … Continue reading

John Carpenter’s Apocalypse Trilogy (The Thing [1982], Prince of Darkness [1987], In the Mouth of Madness [1995]): Triple Review

Directed by: John Carpenter || Produced by: [The Thing] David Foster, Lawrence Turman [Prince of Darkness] Larry J. Franco [In the Mouth of Madness] Sandy King Screenplay by: [The Thing] Bill Lancaster [PoD] John Carpenter [IMM] Michael De Luca || Starring: [The Thing] Kurt Russell, Childs, Wilford Brimley, Donald Moffat, T.K. Carter, Richard Masur, David … Continue reading