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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

‘Betaal’ (2020): The Most Incompetent Zombie Drama Not by AMC

Created by: Patrick Graham || Written by: Patrick Graham, Suhani Kumar Directed by: Patrick Graham, Nikhil Mahajan || Starring: Vineet Kumar Singh, Aahana Kumra, Suchitra Pillai, Jatin Goswami, Jitendra Joshi, Siddharth Menon No. of Episodes: 4 (~180 minutes total) My selective tastes in movies and especially television series have served me well on Netflix, my … Continue reading

‘Mosul’ (2019): An Iraq War Drama (almost) Free of Westerners

Directed by: Matthew Michael Carnahan || Produced by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Jeremy Steckler, Mike Larocca Screenplay by: Matthew Michael Carnahan || Starring: Suhail Dabbach, Waleed Elgadi, Adam Bessa, Mohimen Mahbuba, Is’haq Elias, Ben Affran Music by: Henry Jackman || Cinematography: Mauro Fiore || Editing by: Alex Rodriguez || Country: United States || Language: Arabic … Continue reading

Telugu Reviews, Volume 3: ‘Neevevaro’ (2018), ‘Game Over’ (2019), & ‘Saaho’ (2019)

Directed by: Hari Nath [1], Ashwin Saravanan [2], Sujeeth Reddy [3] || Produced by: M. V. V. Satyanarayana, Kona Venkat [1], S. Sashikanth, Chakravarthy Ramachandra [2], Vamsi Krishna Reddy, Pramod Uppalapati [3] Screenplay by: Kona Venkat [1], Ashwin Saravanan, Kaavya Ramkumar, Venkat Kacharla [2], Sujeeth Reddy, Abbas Dalal, Hussain Dalal [3] || Starring: Aadhi Pinisetty, … Continue reading

Telugu Reviews, Volume 2: Mahesh Babu’s ‘Athadu’ (2005), ‘Srimanthudu’ (2015), & ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’ (2018)

Directed by: Trivikram Srinivas [1], Koratala Siva [2, 3] || Produced by: D. Kishore, M. Ram Mohan [1], Y. Naveen, Y. Ravi Shankar, C. V. Mohan [2], DVV Danayya [3] Screenplay by: Trivikram Srinivas [1], Koratala Siva [2, 3] || Starring: Mahesh Babu [1–3], Sonu Sood Sayaji Shinde, Kota Srinivasa Rao, M. Nassar, Sunil Varma, … Continue reading

‘Tenet’ (2020): The Film that Killed Theatrical Blockbusters?

Directed by: Christopher Nolan || Produced by: Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan Screenplay by: Christopher Nolan || Starring: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh Music by: Ludwig Göransson || Cinematography: Hoyte van Hoytema || Edited by: Jennifer Lame || Country: United Kingdom, United States || Language: English Running Time: 150 … Continue reading

The Philosophy of ‘DOOM’ (2016, 2020)

Videogame reviews are not a new thing on this site, but they are a rare thing. I don’t find interactive entertainment near as fun to analyze as films, nor do I have the time to complete dozens of hours on more than a couple games a year, at most. My work consumes more time than … Continue reading

Telugu Reviews, Volume 1: ‘Janatha Garage’ (2016), ‘Arjun Reddy’ (2017), & ‘Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo’ (2020)

Directed by: Koratala Siva [1], Sandeep Vanga [2], Trivikram Srinivas [3] || Produced by: Naveen Yerneni, Y. Ravi Shankar, C. V. Mohan [1], Pranay Reddy Vanga [2], Allu Aravind, S. Radha Krishna [3] Screenplay by: Koratala Siva [1], Sandeep Vanga [2], Trivikram Srinivas [3] || Starring: Mohanlal Viswanathan, N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Samantha Akkineni, … Continue reading

Another Korean Genre Sampling: ‘The Wolf Brigade’ (2018) & ‘Time to Hunt’ (2020)

Directed by: Kim Jee-woon [1], Yoon Sung-hyun [2] || Produced by: Kim Woo-sang [1], Handae Rhee [2] Screenplay by: Kim Jee-woon [1], Yoon Sung-hyun [2] || Starring: Gang Dong-won, Han Hyo-joo, Jung Woo-sung, Kim Mu-yeol [1], Lee Je-hoon, Ahn Jae-hong, Choi Woo-shik, Park Jung-min [2] Music by: Mowg [1], Primary [2] || Cinematography: Lee Mo-gae … Continue reading

‘Polar’ (2019): A Lowbrow “John Wick”

Directed by: Jonas Akerlund || Produced by: Robert Kulzer, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, Jeremy Bolt, Hartley Gorenstein Screenplay by: Jayson Rothwell || Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick, Matt Lucas Music by: Deadmau5 || Cinematography: Pär M. Ekberg || Edited by: Doobie White || Country: United States || Language: English Running Time: 119 minutes … Continue reading