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‘Let the Right One In’ (2008): The Horrors of Childhood

Directed by: Tomas Alfredson || Produced by: Carl Molinder, John Nordling Screenplay by: John Ajvide Lindqvist || Starring: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Ika Nord, Peter Carlberg Music by: Johan Soderqvist || Cinematography: Hoyte van Hoytema || Edited by: Tomas Alfredson, Daniel Jonsäter || Country: Sweden || Language: Swedish Running Time: 114 minutes In … Continue reading

Mani Ratnam’s ‘Roja’ (1992) & ‘Bombay’ (1995)

Directed by: Mani Ratnam || Produced by: Kailasam Balachander [1], S. Sriram, Mani Ratnam, Jhamu Sughand [2] Screenplay by: Mani Ratnam || Starring: Arvind Swami [1, 2], Madhoo Shah [1], Manisha Koirala [2] Music by: A. R. Rahman || Cinematography: Santosh Sivan [1], Rajiv Menon [2] || Edited by: Suresh Urs || Country: India || … Continue reading

Telugu Reviews, Volume 5: ‘Shyam Singha Roy’ (2021), ‘Ante Sundaraniki,’ & ‘Sita Ramam’ (2022)

Directed by: Rahul Sankrityan [1], Vivek Athreya [2], Hanu Raghavapudi [3] || Produced by: Venkat Boyanapalli [1], Naveen Yerneni [2], C. Aswani Dutt [3] Screenplay by: Rahul Sankrityan [1], Vivek Athreya [2], Hanu Raghavapudi, Raj Kumar Kandamudi [3], || Starring: Nani [1, 2], Sai Pallavi, Krithi Shetty, Madonna Sebastian [1], Nazriya Nazim [2], Dulquer Salmaan, … Continue reading

‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ (2022): Never Stop Running, Aamir

Directed by: Advait Chandan || Produced by: Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Jyoti Deshpande, Ajit Andhare Screenplay by: Atul Kulkarni || Starring: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Naga Chaitanya, Mona Singh Music by: Tanuj Tiku, Pritam || Cinematography: Satyajit Pande || Edited by: Hemanti Sarkar || Country: India || Language: Hindi, Punjabi Running Time: 159 minutes I’ve … Continue reading

Telugu Reviews, Volume 4: ‘Fidaa’ (2017), ‘Majili’ (2019), & ‘Love Story’ (2021)

Directed by: Sekhar Kammula [1, 3], Shiva Nirvana [2] || Produced by: Dil Raju, Shirish [1], Sahu Garapati, Harish Peddi [2], Narayan Das K Narang, Puskar Ram Mohan Rao [3] Screenplay by: Sekhar Kammula [1, 3], Shiva Nirvana [2] || Starring: Varun Tej [1], Sai Pallavi, Naiga Chaitanya [1, 3] Samantha Akkineni, Divyansha Kaushik [2] … Continue reading

Mike Flanagan’s Modern Gothic: ‘The Haunting of… Hill House’ (2018) & ‘… Bly Manor’ (2020)

Created by: Mike Flanagan || Written by: Mike Flanagan, Rebecca Klingel [1, 2], Meredith Averill, Jeff Howard, Charise Castro Smith, Scott Kosar, Liz Phang [1], Henry James, Diane Ademu-John, Julia Bicknell, Michael Clarkson, Paul Clarkson, James Flanagan, Leah Fong, Angela LeManna, Laurie Penny [2] Directed by: Mike Flanagan1, 2, Ciarán Foy, Liam Gavin, Ben Howling, … Continue reading

How the Other Half Lives… ‘Edge of Seventeen’ (2016) & ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ (2018)

Directed by: Susan Johnson [Boys], Kelly Fremon Craig [Seventeen] || Produced by: Brian Robbins, James Lassiter, Will Smith [Boys], James L. Brooks, Richard Sakai [Seventeen] Screenplay by: Sofia Alvarez [Boys], Kelly Fremon Craig [Seventeen] || Starring: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart, Andrew Bachelor [Boys], Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Blake Jenner, Kyra Sedgwick … Continue reading

‘The Shape of Water’ (2017): Guillermo del Toro Gets Romantic

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro || Produced by: Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale Screenplay by: Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor || Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer, Lauren Lee Smith, Nick Searcy, David Hewlett Music by: Alexandre Desplat || Cinematography: Dan Laustsen || Edited by: Sidney Wolinksy … Continue reading

‘Hiroshima Mon Amour’ (1959): The Most Insufferable Drama Ever

Directed by: Alain Resnais || Produced by: Samy Halfon, Anatole Dauman Screenplay by: Marguerite Duras || Starring: Emmanuele Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud Music by: Georges Delerue, Giovanni Fusco || Cinematography: Michio Takahashi, Sacha Vierny || Edited by: Jasmine Chasney, Henri Colpi, Anne Sarraute || Country: France, Japan || Language: French, Japanese, English … Continue reading

‘La La Land’ (2016): A Smooth yet Forgettable Hollywood Musical

Directed by: Damien Chazelle || Produced by: Fred Berger, Gary Gilbert, Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt Screenplay by: Damien Chazelle || Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, J. K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, Tom Everett Scott Music by: Justin Hurwitz || Cinematography: Linus Sandgren || Edited by: Tom Cross || Country: United States || … Continue reading