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‘The Suicide Squad’ (2021): Whatever Happened to Numbered Sequels?

Directed by: James Gunn || Produced by: Charles Roven, Peter Safran Screenplay by: James Gunn || Starring: Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Sylvester Stallone, Viola Davis, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Michael Rooker, Jai Courtney, Peter Capaldi, Alice Braga, Pete Davidson Music by: John Murphy || Cinematography: Henry Braham || Edited by: Fred … Continue reading

An Overview of Marvel’s ‘Infinity Saga’ (2008-2019)

I do not care for contemporary superhero movie franchises, their fanbases, their audiovisual styles, or the superhero archetype on film in general; I have tired of their overexposure in the popular culture zeitgeist since at least the early 2010s. Like Japanese animation, I’m aware these movements are passionate and have achieved significant mainstream acceptance, having … 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

‘2.0’ (2018): South Indian Cinema Goes Nuts

Directed by: Shankar Shanmugan || Produced by: Allirajah Subaskaran Screenplay by: Shankar Shanmugan, Bahuleyan Jeyamohan, Madhan Karky || Starring: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Sudhanshu Pandey, Adil Hussain, Ishari K. Ganesh, Kalabhavan Shajohn Music by: A. R. Rahman || Cinematography: Nirav Shah || Edited by: Lewellyn Anthony Gonzalvez || Country: India || Language: Tamil Running … Continue reading

‘Dark Phoenix’ (2019): The Audacity of Blockbuster Mediocrity

Directed by: Simon Kinberg || Produced by: Simon Kinberg, Hutch Parker, Lauren Shuler Donner Screenplay by: Simon Kinberg || Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Jessica Chastain Music by: Hans Zimmer || Cinematography: Mauro Fiore || Edited by: Lee Smith || Country: United States || Language: … Continue reading

Comparing and Contrasting ‘Infinity War’ (2018) and ‘Endgame’ (2019)

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo || Produced by: Kevin Feige Screenplay by: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely || Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh … Continue reading

‘Black Panther’ (2018): Hear Him Roar

Directed by: Ryan Coogler || Produced by: Kevin Feige Screenplay by: Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole || Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis Music by: Ludwig Goransson || Cinematography: Rachel Morrison || Edited by: Michael P. Shawver, … Continue reading

‘Justice League’ (2017): The Blockbuster That Pleased Nobody

Directed by: Zack Snyder, Joss Whedon || Produced by: Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns Screenplay by: Chris Terrio, Joss Whedon || Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons Music by: Danny Elfman || Cinematography: Fabian … Continue reading

‘Hellboy’ (2004): From the Dark Side… To Our Side

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro || Produced by: Lawrence Gordon, Mike Richardson, Lloyd Levin Screenplay by: Guillermo del Toro || Starring: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Jeffrey Tambor, Karel Roden, Rupert Evans, John Hurt, Doug Jones, David Hyde Pierce, Brian Steel, Ladislav Beran, Bridget Hodson, Corey Johnson, Kevin Trainor Music by: Marco Beltrami || Cinematography: Guillermo … Continue reading

‘Krrish’ (2003, 2006, 2013): Trilogy Review

Directed by: Rakesh Roshan || Produced by: Rakesh Roshan Screenplay by: Javed Siddiqui [KMG], Rakesh Roshan, Honey Irani, Robin Bhatt [Trilogy], Sachin Bhowmick [KMG, Krrish], Sanjay Masoomi [Krrish, Krrish 3], Akash Khurana [Krrish] || Starring: Hrithik Roshan Rekha, Priety Zinta, Priyanka Chopra, Naseeruddin Shah, Vivek Oberoi, Kangana Ranaut Music by: Rajesh Roshan, Salim-Sulaiman [Krrish, Krrish … Continue reading