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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

‘Bulbbul’ (2020): A Contemporary Fairy Tale with Style & Substance

Directed by: Anvita Dutt || Produced by: Anushka Sharma, Karnesh Sharma Screenplay by: Anvita Dutt || Starring: Tripti Dimri, Avinash Tiwary, Paoli Dam, Rahul Bose, Parambrata Chatterjee Music by: Amit Trivedi || Cinematography: Siddharth Diwan || Edited by: Rameshwar S. Bhagat || Country: India || Language: Hindi Running Time: 94 minutes My experiences with independent … Continue reading

‘The Wedding Party’ (2016, 2017): Melodramas Without Drama

Directed by: Kemi Adetiba [1], Niyi Akinmolayan [2] || Produced by: Don Omope, Zulu Oyibo, Ijeoma Agukoronye [1], Prescilla Nwanah, Temidayo Abudu, Tope Oshin Ogun, Naz Onuzo [2] Screenplay by: Tosin Otudeko, Kemi Adetiba [1], Naz Onuzo [2] Starring: Adesua Etomi, Banky Wellington, Richard Mofe Damijo, Sola Sobowale, Iretiola Doyle, Alibaba Akporobome, Zainab Balogun, Beverly … Continue reading

‘The Old Guard’ (2020): A Talky Melodrama with Guns

Directed by: Gina Prince-Bythewood || Produced by: David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Charlize Theron, AJ Dix, Beth Kono, Marc Evans Screenplay by: Greg Rucka || Starring: Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Harry Melling, Van Veronica Ngo, Matthias Schoenaerts, Chiwetel Ejiofor Music by: Volker Bertelmann, Dustin O’Halloran || Cinematography: Tami Reiker, Barry … Continue reading

‘Shin Godzilla’ (2016): The Timeless Horror of Natural Disaster

Directed by: Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi || Produced by: Minami Ichikawa, Taichi Ueda, Yoshihiro Sato, Masaya Shibusawa, Kazutoshi Wadakura Screenplay by: Hideaki Anno || Starring: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara Music by: Shiro Sagisu || Cinematography: Kosuke Yamada || Edited by: Atsuki Sato, Hideaki Anno || Country: Japan || Language: Japanese, English Running Time: … Continue reading

A 3-Way African Spotlight: ‘Araromire’ (2009), ‘Lionheart’ (2018) & ‘Atlantics’ (2019)

Directed by: Kunle Afolayan [1], Genevieve Nnaji [2], Mati Diop [3] || Produced by: Golden Effects [1], Chinny Onwugbenu [2], Judith Lou Lévy, Eve Robin [3] Screenplay by: Kemi Adesoye [1], Genevieve Nnaji, Chinny Onwugbenu [2], Mati Diop, Oliver Demangel [3] || Starring: Ramsey Nouah, Omoni Oboli, Kunle Afolayan, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, Tosin Sido [1], Genevieve … 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

‘Maniac’ (2018): Cary Fukunaga Saves Another Black Comedy Mess

Created by: Patrick Somerville || Written by: Patrick Somerville, Caroline Williams, Nick Cuse, Mauricio Katz, Danielle Henderson, Cary Joji Fukunaga Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga || Starring: Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Justin Theroux, Sonoya Mizuno, Gabriel Byrne, Sally Field No. of Episodes: 10 (~ 400 minutest total) Cary Joji Fukunaga, who established himself with the … Continue reading

‘Marriage Story’ & ‘Little Women’ (2019): A Romantic Double-Review

Directed by: Noah Baumbach [1], Greta Gerwig [2] || Produced by: David Heyman, Noah Baumbach [1], Amy Pascal, Denise Di Novi, Robin Swicord [2] Screenplay: by Noah Baumbach [1], Greta Gerwig [2] || Starring: Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern1-2, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta, Julie Hagerty, Merritt Wever [1], Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, … Continue reading

‘Joker’ (2019): Warner Bros.’ Standalone Comic Drama Success

Directed by: Todd Phillips || Produced by: Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper, Emma Tillinger Koskoff Screenplay by: Todd Phillips, Scott Silver || Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Douglas Hodge Music by: Hildur Guonadottir || Cinematography: Lawrence Sher || Edited by: Jeff Groth || Country: United States || Language: English … Continue reading