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‘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

‘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

‘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

‘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

‘Hacksaw Ridge’ (2016): Mel Gibson Returns

Directed by: Mel Gibson || Produced by: Terry Benedict, Paul Currie, Bruce Davey, William D. Johnson, Bill Mechanic, Brian Oliver, David Permut, Tyler Thompson Screenplay by: Andrew Knight, Robert Schenkkan || Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Vince Vaughn, Ryan Corr, Richard Roxburgh, Luke Pegler, Richard Pyros Music … Continue reading

‘Fury Road’ (2015): A Modern Action Classic

Directed by: George Miller || Produced by: Doug Mitchell, George Miller, P.J. Voeten Screenplay by: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nico Lathouris || Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Zoe Kravitz, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton, Megan Gale, Josh Helman, Nathan Jones, John Howard, Richard Carter, Angus Sampson, iOTA, Jennifer … Continue reading

‘The Road Warrior’ (1981): Mad Max’s True Breakout

Directed by: George Miller || Produced by: Byron Kennedy Screenplay by: Terry Hayes, George Miller, Brian Hannant || Starring: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Emil Minty, Michael Preston, Virginia Hey, Kjell Nilsson, Vernon Wells, Max Phipps, Arkie Whiteley Music by: Brian May || Cinematography: Dean Semler || Edited by: David Stiven, Michael Balson, Tim Wellburn || … Continue reading

‘The Babadook’ (2014): Revamped Jungian Horror

Directed by: Jennifer Kent || Produced by: Kristina Cetyon, Dristian Moliere Screenplay by: Jennifer Kent || Starring: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, Ben Winspear Music by: Jed Kurzel || Cinematography: Radek Ladczuk || Edited by: Simon Njoo || Country: Australia || Language: English Running Time: 94 minutes What separates quality horror … Continue reading

‘Animal Kingdom’ (2010): You Can Choose Your Friends, But Not Your Family

Directed by: David Michod || Produced by: Liz Watts Screenplay by: David Michod || Starring: James Frecheville, Ben Mendolsohn, Jacki Weaver, Guy Pearce, Luke Ford, Sullivan Stapleton, Joel Edgerton, Anthony Hayes Music by: Antony Partos || Cinematography: Adam Arkapaw || Edited by: Luke Doolan || Country: Australia || Language: English Running Time: 112 minutes Uninitiated … Continue reading