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‘Turbo Kid’ (2015): The Beginning of Modern 1980s Nostalgia

Directed by: Francois Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissel || Produced by: Benoit Beaulieu, Anne-Marie Gelinas, Tim Riley, Ant Timpson Screenplay by : Francois Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell || Starring: Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Michael Ironside, Edwin Wright, Aaron Jeffery, Romano Orzari, Orphee Ladouceur Music by: Jean-Philippe Bernier, Jean-Nicolas Leupi || Cinematography by: Jean-Philippe Bernier … Continue reading

‘King Kong’ (2005): Peter Jackson’s Original Pet-Project

Directed by: Peter Jackson || Produced by: Jan Blenkin, Carolynne Cunningham, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson Screenplay by: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson || Starring: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks, Jamie Evan Parke, Andy Serkis, Kyle Chandler, John Sumner, Lobo Chan Music by: James Newton Howard || Cinematography: Andrew Lesnie … Continue reading

‘The Hobbit’ (2012-2014, Fan-Edit Re-evaluated): There & Back Again

Directed by: Peter Jackson || Produced by: Peter Jackson, Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner, Fran Walsh Screenplay by: Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro || Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard  Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch Ken Scott, Luke Evans Music by: Howard Shore || Cinematography by: Andrew Lesnie || Edited by: [Insert Preferred editor here] || … 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

‘Berandal’ (2014, Re-evaluated): Gareth Evans’ Reach Exceeds His Grasp

Directed by: Gareth Evans || Produced by: Ario Sagantoro, Nate Bolotin, Aram Tertzakian Written by: Gareth Evans || Starring: Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara, Tio Pakusadwo, Alex Abbad, Julie  Estelle, Ryuhei Matsuda, Kenichi Endo, Kazuki Kitamura Music by: Fajar Yuskemal, Aria Prayogi, Joseph Trapanese || Cinematography by: Matt Flannery, Dimas Imam Subhono || Editing … Continue reading

‘Killers’ (2014): When Cinematic Violence Asks Hard Questions

Directed by: The Mo Brothers || Produced by: Yoshinori Chiba, Shinjiro Nishimura, Takuji Ushiyama, Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto Screenplay by: Takuji Ushiyama, Timo Tjahjanto || Starring: Kazuki Kitamura, Oka Antara, Rin Takanashi, Luna Maya, Ray Sahetapy, Ersya Aurelia, Epy Kasnandar, Mei Kurokawa Music by: Fajar Yuskemal, Aria Prayogi || Cinematography by: Gunnar Nimpuno || Edited … 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

‘District 9’ (2009): Social Realism Hits Mainstream Sci-Fi Action Cinema

Directed by: Neill Blomkamp || Produced by: Carolynne Cunningham Screenplay by: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell || Starring: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope, Vanessa Haywood, Mandla Gaduka, Eugene Khumbanyiwa, Louis Minaar, Kenneth Nkosi, Nick Boraine, William Allen Young Music by: Clinton Shorter || Cinematography: Trent Opaloch || Edited by: Julian Clarke || Country: South Africa, … Continue reading