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‘The Innocents’ (2021): Children Can Be So Cruel

Directed by: Eskil Vogt || Produced by: Maria Ekerhovd Screenplay by: Eskil Vogt || Starring: Rakel Lenora Fløttum, Alva Brynsmo Ramstad, Sam Ashraf, Mina Yasmin Bremseth, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Morten Svartveit, Kadra Yusuf, Lisa Tønne Music by: Pessi Levanto || Cinematography: Sturla Brandth Grovlen || Edited by: Jens Christian Fodstad || Country: Norway, Sweden, Finland … Continue reading

‘Aguirre, the Wrath of God’ (1972): The Folly of Man

Directed by: Werner Herzog || Produced by: Werner Herzog Screenplay by: Werner Herzog || Starring: Klaus Kinski, Helena Rojo, Del Negro, Ruy Guerra, Peter Berling, Cecilia Rivera, Dany Ades, Armando Polanah Music by: Popol Vuh || Cinematography: Thomas Mauch || Edited by: Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus || Country: West Germany, Mexico, Peru || Language: English, German Running … Continue reading

‘Possession’ (1981): Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition

Directed by: Andrzej Żuławski || Produced by: Marie-Laure Reyre Screenplay by: Frederic Tuten, Andrzej Żuławski || Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, Margit Carstensen, Heinz Bennent, Johanna Hofer, Carl Duering Music by: Andrzej Korzyński || Cinematography: Bruno Nuytten || Edited by: Marie-Sophi Dubus, Suzanne Lang-Willar || Country: France, West Germany || Language: English Running Time: 124 … Continue reading

‘Devdas’ (1955): Everything Old is New Again

Directed by: Bimal Roy || Produced by: Bimal Roy Screenplay by: Nabendu Ghosh, Rajinder Singh Bedi || Starring: Dilip Kumar, Suchitra Sen, Vyjayanthimala, Motilal Rajvansh Music by: S. D. Burman || Cinematography: Kamal Bose || Edited by: Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Das Dhaimade || Country: India || Language: Hindi Running Time: 167 minutes Not long after I … Continue reading

‘No Bed of Roses’ (2017): The Holistic Betrayal of Infidelity

Directed by: Mostofa Sarwar Farooki || Produced by: Abdul Aziz, Irrfan Khan, Ashok Dhanuka, Himanshu Dhanuka Screenplay by: Mostofa Sarwar Farooki || Starring: Irrfan Khan, Nusrat Imrose Tisha, Rokeya Prachy, Parno Mittra Music by: Chirkutt, Pavel Areen || Cinematography: Sheikh Rajibul Islam || Edited by: Momin Biswas || Country: Bangladesh, India || Language: Bengali, English … Continue reading

‘Like Father, Like Son’ (2013): The Ties that Bind

Directed by: Hirokazu Kore-eda || Produced by: Kaoru Matsuzaki, Hijiri Taguchi Screenplay by: Hirokazu Kore-eda || Starring: Masaharu Fukuyama, Yōko Maki, Jun Kunimura, Machiko Ono Music by: Shin Yasui || Cinematography: Mikiya Takimoto || Edited by: Hirokazu Kore-eda || Country: Japan || Language: Japanese Running Time: 120 minutes About halfway through Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Like Father, … Continue reading

‘Bardo’ (2022): ‘8 1⁄2’ (1963) by Way of Terrence Malick & Stanley Kubrick

Directed by: Alejandro G. Iñárritu || Produced by: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Stacy Perskie Kaniss Screenplay by: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone || Starring: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Griselda Sicilani, Ximena Lamadrid Music by: Bryce Dessner, Alejandro G. Iñárritu || Cinematography: Darius Khondji || Edited by: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mónica Salazar || Country: Mexico || Language: Spanish, … Continue reading

‘Biutiful’ (2010): Exhibit A in “Misery Porn”

Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu || Produced by: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Jon Kilik, Fernando Bovaira Screenplay by: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Armando Bó, Nicolàs Giacobone || Starring: Javier Bardem, Luo Jin, Maricel Álvarez Music by: Gustavo Santaolalla || Cinematography: Rodrigo Prieto || Edited by: Stephen Mirrione || Country: Mexico, Spain || Language: Spanish Running Time: 147 … Continue reading

‘Hi, Mom’ (2021): Parenthood Through the Ages

Directed by: Jia Ling || Produced by: Bai Anwei, Chen Yedda Zhixi, Mi Lan, Wan Ying, Wang Zhonglei, Yin Sixie, Zhao Nan Screenplay by: Jia Ling, Sun Jibin, Wang Yu, Bu Yu, Liu Honglu || Starring: Jia Ling, Shen Teng, Chen He, Zhang Xiaofei Music by: Peng Fei || Cinematography: Sun Ming, Liu Yin || … Continue reading

‘Bacurau’ (2019): When Weirdness Meets Western

Directed by: Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles || Produced by: Emilie Lesclaux, Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt  Screenplay by: Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles || Starring: Sânia Braga, Udo Kier, Bárbara Colen, Thomas Aquino, Silvero Pereira, Karine Teles Music by: Mateus Alves, Tomaz Alves Souza || Cinematography: Pedro Sotero || Edited by: Eduardo Serrano || … Continue reading