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‘Maria’ (2019): Neither Personality Nor Physicality

Directed by: Pedring A. Lopez || Produced by: Vic del Rosario, Kelly Uy Screenplay by: Yz Carbonell, Rex Lopez || Starring: Cristine Reyes, Germaine De Leon, KC Montero, Ronnie Lazaro, Freddie Webb, Guji Lorenzana Music by: Jessie Lasaten || Cinematography: Pao Orendain || Edited by: Jason Cahapay || Country: Philippines || Language: Filipino, English Running … Continue reading

‘The Invisible Man’ (2020): The #MeToo of Monsters

Directed by: Leigh Whannell || Produced by: Jason Blum, Kylie du Fresne Screenplay by: Leigh Whannell || Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Michael Dorman, Oliver Jackson-Cohen Music by: Benjamin Wallfisch || Cinematography: Stefan Duscio || Edited by: Andy Canny || Country: United States, Australia || Language: English Running Time: 124 minutes … Continue reading

How the Other Half Lives… ‘The Nightingale’ & ‘Capernaum’ (2018)

Directed by: Jennifer Kent [1], Nadine Labaki [2] || Produced by: Kristina Ceyton, Steve Hutensky, Jennifer Kent, Bruna Papandrea [1], Khaled Mouzanar, Michel Merkt [2] Screenplay by: Jennifer Kent [1], Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojaily, Michelle Keserwany [2] || Starring: Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr, Damon Herriman, Harry Greenwood, Ewen Leslie, Charlie Shotwell, Michael Sheasby … Continue reading

‘May the Devil Take You’ (2018): A Look Back at Indonesian New Wave

Directed by: Timo Tjahjanto || Produced by: Sukdev Singh, Wicky V. Olindo, Abimana Aryasatya Screenplay by: Timo Tjahjanto || Starring: Chelsea Islan, Pevita Pearce, Samo Rafael, Karina Suwandi, Ray Sahetapy, Ruth Marini, Hadijah Shahab Music by: Fajar Yuskemal || Cinematography: Batara Goempar || Edited by: Teguh Raharjo || Country: Indonesia || Language: Indonesian Running Time: … Continue reading

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

Directed by: David Mackenzie [1], David Michod [2] || 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, … Continue reading

‘Buffalo Boys’ (2018): Indonesian Action Cinema Diversifies

Directed by: Mike Wiluan || Produced by: Junxiang Huang, Kimberly James, Rayya Makarim, Fong Chen Tan, Mike Wiluan Screenplay by: Rayya Makarim, Raymond Lee || Starring: Ario Bayu, Yoshi Sudarso, Pevita Pearce, Tio Pakusadewo, Reinout Bussemaker, Daniel Adnan, Alex Abbad, Conan Stevens, Alexander Winters Music by: Yudhi Arfani, Zeke Khaseli || Cinematography: John Radel || … Continue reading

‘Chopper’ (2000) & ‘The Rover’ (2014): Aussie Double Review

Directed by: Andrew Dominik [Chopper], David Michod [Rover] || Produced by: Michele Bennett [Chopper], Liz Watts, David Linde, David Michod [Rover] Screenplay by: Andrew Dominik [Chopper], David Michod [Rover] || Starring: Eric Bana, Vince Colosimo, Simon Lyndon, Kate Beahan, David Field [Chopper], Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson [Rover] Music by: Mick Harvey [Chopper], Antony Partos [Rover] … Continue reading

‘The Night Comes for Us’ (2018): Indonesian Action Is Here to Stay

Directed by: Timo Tjahjanto || Produced by: Todd Brown, Nick Spicer, Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto, Sukhdev Singh, Mike Wiluan, Wicky V. Olindo Screenplay by: Timo Tjahjanto || Starring: Joe Taslim, Iko Uwais, Julie Estelle, Sunny Pang, Zack Lee, Salvita Decorte, Abimana Aryasatya, Dimas Anggara, Dian Sastrowardoyo, Hannah Al Rashid, Shareefa Daanish, Revaldo Music by: Fajar … Continue reading

‘Beyond Thunderdome’ (1985): The Family-Friendly Mad Max

Directed by: George Miller, George Ogilvie || Produced by: George Miller Screenplay by: Terry Hayes, George Miller || Starring: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence, Adam Cockburn, Frank Thring, Angelo Rossitto, Paul Larsson, Angry Anderson, Robert Grubb, Helen Buday, Edwin Hodgeman Music by: Maurice Jarre || Cinematography: Dean Semler || Edited by: Richard Francis-Bruce || … Continue reading

‘Headshot’ (2016): The Expansion of Indonesian Action Cinema

Directed by: Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto Produced by: Shinjiro Nishimura, Wicky V. Olindo, John Radel, Mike Wiluan || Screenplay by: Timo Tjahjanto || Starring: Iko Uwais, Julie Estelle, Chelsea Islan, David Hendrawan, Zack Lee, Sunny Pang, Very Tri Yulisman, Bront Palarae, Yayu Unru, Ario Bayu Music by: Aria Prayogi, Fajar Yuskemal || Cinematography: Yunus Pasolang … Continue reading