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Fantasy-Adventure

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My Interpretations of Punk

In my struggles to define the different audiovisual styles of various films, including and especially the diegetic minutiae of the worlds in which their narratives inhabit, I stumbled across numerous articles, forums, and reactionary podcasts discussing the numerous “punk” aesthetics of fictional words in different art forms, including but not limited to novels, comic books, … 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 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

‘Frontera Verde’ (2019): A Unique Genre-Blending Crime Drama

Created by: Jenny Ceballos, Mauricio Leiva-Cock, Diego Ramirez-Schrempp || Written by: Gibran Portela, Maria Camila Arias, Camila Bruges, Anton Goenechea, Javier Penalosa, Natalia Santa, Nicolas Serrano Directed by: Laura Mora Ortega, Jacques Toulemonde Vidal, Ciro Guerra || Starring: Juana del Rio, Nelson Camayo, Angela Cano, Miguel Dionisio Ramos, Gabriella Campagna, Bruno Clairefond, Andres Crespo, Marcela … Continue reading

‘The Rise of Skywalker’ (2019): Review and A ‘Star Wars’ Retrospective Analysis

Directed by: J. J. Abrams || Produced by: Kathleen Kennedy, J. J. Abrams, Michelle Rejwan Screenplay by: J. J. Abrams, Chris Terrio || Starring: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian … Continue reading

‘Outlaw King’ (2018) & ‘The King’ (2019): Double Review

Directed by: David Mackenzie [1], David Michod [2] || Produced by: David Mackenzie, Gillian Berrie [1], Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Liz Watts, David Michod, Joel Edgerton [2] Screenplay by: Bash Doran, David Mackenzie, James MacInnes [1], David Michod, Joel Edgerton [2] || Starring: Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh, Billy Howle, Sam Spruell, … Continue reading

‘It 2’ (2019): Bloated Hollywood Spectacle Reaches Its Breaking Point

Directed by: Andres Muschietti || Produced by: Barbara Muschietti, Dan Lin, Roy Lee Screenplay by: Gary Dauberman || Starring: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Bill Skarsgard Music by: Benjamin Wallfisch || Cinematography: Checco Varese || Edited by: Jason Ballantine || Country: United States || Language: English … Continue reading

‘Reign of Fire’ (2002): One of the Weirder New Millennium Blockbusters

Directed by: Rob Bowman || Produced by: Richard D. Zanuck, Lili Fini Zanuck, Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber, Dean Zanuck Screenplay by: Matt Greenberg, Gregg Chabot, Kevin Peterka || Starring: Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Izabella Scorupco, Gerard Butler Music by: Edward Shearmur, Brad Wagner, Mad at Gravity || Cinematography: Adrian Biddle || Edited by: Declan McGrath, … Continue reading

‘Rome’ (2005, 2007): The “Game of Thrones” Prototype

Created by: John Milius, William J. MacDonald, Bruno Heller || Written by: Bruno Heller, William J. MacDonald, John Milius, Scott Buck, Todd Ellis Kessler, Mere Smith Directed by: Michael Apted, Mikael Salomon, Allen Coulter, Alan Poul, Steve Shill, Timothy Van Patten, Alan Taylor, John Maybury || Starring: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Ciaran Hinds, Kenneth Cranham, … Continue reading

‘Game of Thrones’ (2011-2019): The Contemporary Reboot of Fantasy

Created by: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss || Written by: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss, George R. R. Martin, Bryan Cogman, Vanessa Taylor, Dave Hill, Jane Espenson Directed by: Alan Taylor, Alex Graves, David Nutter, Mark Mylod, Jeremy Podeswa, Daniel Minahan, Michelle MacLaren, Alik Sakharov, Miguel Sapochnik, Neil Marshall || Starring: Sean Bean, Peter Dinklage, … Continue reading