Crime Drama

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‘AKA’ (2023): Men on Fire

Directed by: Morgan S. Dalibert || Produced by: Rémi Leautier Screenplay by: Morgan S. Dalibert, Alban Lenoir || Starring: Alban Lenoir, Eric Cantona, Thibault de Montalembert, Sveva Alvit Music by: Etienne Forget || Florent Astolfi ||  Edited by: Tianes Montasser || Country: France || Language: French Running Time: 122 minutes Hard-boiled French crime films have … Continue reading

Telugu Reviews, Volume 6: ‘HIT’ (2020, 2022) & ‘Dasara’ (2023)

Directed by: Sailesh Kolanu [1, 2], Srikanth Odela || Produced by: Prashanti Tipirneni, Nani [1, 2], Sudhakar Cherukuri [3] Screenplay by: Sailesh Kolanu [1, 2], Srikanth Odela, Jella Srinath, Arjuna Paturi, Vamsi Krishna P. [3] || Starring: Vishwak Sen, Ruhani Sharma [1], Adivi Sesh, Meenakshi Chaudhary [2], Nani, Keerthy Suresh, Dheekshith Shetty [3] Music by: … Continue reading

‘John Wick 4’ (2023): Action Filmmaking Triumphant

Directed by: Chad Stahelski || Produced by: Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee, Chad Stahelski Screenplay by: Shay Hatten, Michael Finch || Starring: Keanu Reeves, Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård, Laurence Fishburne, Hiroyuki Sanada, Shamier Anderson, Lance Reddick, Rina Sawayama, Scott Adkins, Ian McShane Music by: Tyler Bates, Joel R. Richard, Le Castle Vania || Cinematography: Dan Laustsen … Continue reading

Another Korean Genre Sampling: ‘The Yellow Sea’ (2010) & ‘Burning’ (2018)

Directed by: Na Hong-jin [1], Lee Chang-dong [2] || Produced by: Han Sang-gu [1], Lee Joon-dong, Lee Chang-dong [2] Screenplay by: Na Hong-jin [1], Oh Jung-mi, Lee Chang-dong [2] || Starring: Ha Jung-woo, Kim Yoon-seok [1], Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun, Jeon Jong-seo [2] Music by: Jang Young-gyu, Lee Byung-hoon [1], Mowg [2] || Cinematography: Lee … Continue reading

‘Gun City’ (2018): In the Shadow of the Law

Directed by: Dani de la Torre || Produced by: Emma Lustres, Mercedes Gamero Screenplay by: Patxi Amezcua || Starring: Luis Tosar, Michelle Jenner, Vicente Romero, Manolo Solo, Paco Tous, Jaime Lorente, Adriana Torrebejano, Ernesto Alterio Music by: Xavier Font, Manuel Riveiro || Cinematography: Josu Inchaustegui || Edited by: Jorge Coira || Country: Spain, France || … Continue reading

‘BAC Nord’ (2020): The Stronghold of Marseille Crime

Directed by: Cédric Jimenez || Produced by: Hugo Sélignac, Vincent Mazel Screenplay by: Audrey Diwan, Cédric Jimenez || Starring: Gilles Lellouche, Karim Leklou, François Civil, Adéle Exarchopoulos, Kenza Fortas, Cyril Lecomte Music by: Guillaume Roussel || Cinematography: Laurent Tangy || Edited by: Simon Jacquet || Country: France || Language: French Running Time: 105 minutes Given … Continue reading

Cruelty for the Sake of It: Martin McDonagh’s ‘In Bruges’ (2008) & ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ (2017)

Directed by: Martin McDonagh || Produced by: Graham Broadbent, Peter Czerin [1, 2], Martin McDonagh [2] Screenplay by: Martin McDonagh || Starring: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clémence Poésy, Jérémie Renier [1], Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes, Peter Dinklage [2] Music by: Carter Burwell || Cinematography: Eigil Bryld [1], Ben Davis … Continue reading

‘Delhi Crime 2’ (2022): The City Where Conflict Never Sleeps

Created by: Richie Mehta || Written by: Mayank Tewari, Shubhra Swarup, Ensia Mirza, Vidit Tripathi Directed by: Tanuj Chopra || Starring: Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain, Rajesh Tailang, Denzil Smith, Yashaswini Dayama, Tillotama Shome No. of Episodes: 5 (~240 minutes total) The debut standalone season of Delhi Crime (2019), created and directed by Richie … Continue reading

The Sound of a Gun: Michael Mann’s ‘Heat’ (1995), ‘Collateral’ (2004), and ‘Public Enemies’ (2009)

Directed by: Michael Mann || Produced by: Michael Mann [1–3], Art Linson [1], Julie Richardson [2], Kevin Misher [3] Screenplay by: Michael Mann [1,3], Stuart Beattie [2], Ronan Bennett, Ann Biderman [3] || Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Tom Sizemore, Diane Venora, Amy Brenneman, Ashley Judd, Mykelti Williamson, Wes Studi, Ted Levine, Jon Voight, … Continue reading

‘My Name’ (2021): Cops & Robbers, Intertwined

Created by: Kim Ba-da, Kim Jin-min || Written by: Kim Ba-da Directed by: Kim Jin-min || Starring: Han So-hee, Ahn Bo-hyun, Park Hee-soon, Kim Sang-ho, Lee Hak-joo, Chang Ryul, Yoon Kyung-ho No. of Episodes: 8 (~400 minutes total) Beyond the likes of Infernal Affairs (2002) and its Hollywood remake, Martin Scorsese’s The Departed (2006), I’m … Continue reading