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Andrei Tarkovsky’s ‘Solaris’ (1972) & ‘Stalker’ (1979)

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky || Produced by: Vyacheslav Tarasov [1], Aleksandra Demidova [2] Screenplay by: Fridrikh Gorenshtein, Andrei Tarkovsky [1], Arkady &  Boris Strugatsky [2], || Starring: Donatas Banionis, Natalya Bondarchuk, Juri Jarvet, Vladislav Dvorzhetsky [1], Nikolai Grinko, Anatoly Solonitsyn [1, 2], Alisa Freindlich, Alexander Kaidanovsky [2] Music by: Eduard Artemyev || Cinematography: Vadim Yusov … Continue reading

‘Dune’ (1984): When David Lynch Made a Blockbuster

Directed by: David Lynch || Produced by: Raffaella De Laurentiis Screenplay by: David Lynch || Starring: Francesca Annis, Leonardo Cimino, Brad Dourif, Jose Ferrer, Linda Hunt, Freddie Jones, Richard Jordan, Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Silvana Mangano, Everett McGill Music by: Toto, Brian Eno || Cinematography: Freddie Francis || Edited by: Antony Gibbs || Country: United … Continue reading

‘The Colony’ (2021): Tides of Boredom

Directed by: Tim Fehlbaum || Produced by: Thomas Wöbke, Philipp Trauer, Ruth Waldburger, Constanze Guttman Screenplay by: Tim Fehlbaum, Mariko Minoguchi || Starring: Nora Arnezeder, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Iain Glen, Joel Basman, Sebastian Roché, Bella Bading, Sope Dirisu, Cloé Albertine Heinrich Music by: Lorenz Dangel || Cinematography: Markus Förderer || Edited by: Andreas Menn || Country: … Continue reading

‘The Matrix Resurrections’ (2021): The Power of Love

Directed by: Lana Wachowski || Produced by: James McTeigue, Lana Wachowski, Grant Hill Screenplay by: Lana Wachowski, David Mitchell, Aleksandar Hemon || Starring: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Jada Pinkett Smith Music by: Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer || Cinematography: Daniele Massaccesi, John Toll … Continue reading

‘Oxygen’ (2021): Alone in the Dark

Directed by: Alexandre Aja || Produced by: Alexandre Aja, Grégory Levasseur, Vincent Maraval, Brahim Chioua, Noëmie Devide Screenplay by: Christie LeBlanc || Starring: Mélanie Laurent, Mathieu Amalric, Malik Zidi Music by: Robin Coudert || Cinematography: Maxime Alexandre || Edited by: Hervé Schneid || Country: United States, France || Language: English Running Time: 101 minutes Long … Continue reading

‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ (2011): The Humble Origins of the 2010s’ Best Franchise

Directed by: Rupert Wyatt || Produced by: Peter Chernin Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver Screenplay by: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver || Starring: Andy Serkis, James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, David Oyelowo Music by: Patrick Doyle || Cinematography: Andrew Lesnie || Edited by: Conrad Buff, Mark Goldblatt || Country: United … Continue reading

‘Sputnik’ (2020): The Beast in Me

Directed by: Egor Abramenko || Produced by: Mikhail Vrubel, Aleksandr Andryushchenko, Fyodor Bondarchuk, Ilya Stewart, Murad Osmann, Pavel Burya, Vyacheslav Murugov, Alina Tyazhlova, Michael Kitaev, Ilya Jincharadze Screenplay by: Oleg Malovichko, Andrei Zolotarev || Starring: Oksana Akinshina, Fyodor Bondarchuk, Pyotr Fyodorov, Anton Vasiliev Music by: Oleg Karpachev || Cinematography: Maxim Zhukov || Edited by: Aleksandr … Continue reading

‘Tenet’ (2020): The Film that Killed Theatrical Blockbusters?

Directed by: Christopher Nolan || Produced by: Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan Screenplay by: Christopher Nolan || Starring: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh Music by: Ludwig Göransson || Cinematography: Hoyte van Hoytema || Edited by: Jennifer Lame || Country: United Kingdom, United States || Language: English Running Time: 150 … Continue reading

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

‘Abyss’ (1989) & ‘Underwater’ (2020): An Aquatic Double-Review

Directed by: James Cameron [1], William Eubank [2] || Produced by: Gale Anne Hurd [1], Peter Chernin, Tonia Davis, Jenno Topping [2] Screenplay by: James Cameron [1], Brian Duffield, Adam Cozad [2] || Starring: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn [1], Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, Jessica Henwick, John Gallagher Jr., Mamoudou Athie, T. J. … Continue reading