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‘Asuran’ (2019): Family Feuds, Gang Violence, & Land Grabs

Directed by: Vetrimaaran || Produced by: Kalaippuli S. Thanu Screenplay by: Vetrimaaran, Manimaran || Starring: Dhanush, Manju Warrier, Ken Karunas, Teejay Arunasalam Music by: G. V. Prakash Kumar || Cinematography: Rajamani Velraj || Edited by: R. Ramar || Country: India || Language: Tamil Running Time: 140 minutes One of the more amusing aspects of the … Continue reading

Fjord Filmmaking: ‘Cold Prey’ (2006), ‘Trollhunter’ (2010), ‘The Wave’ (2015), & ‘Thelma’ (2017)

Directed by: André Øvredal [1], Roar Uthaug [2, 3], Joachim Trier [4] || Produced by: John M. Jacobsen, Sveinung Golimo [1], Martin Sundland, Magne Lyngner [2], Are Haeidenstorm [3], Thomas Robsahm [4] Screenplay by: André Øvredal [1], Thomas Moldestad [2], John Kåre Raake, Harald Rosenløw-Egg [3], Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt [4] || Starring: Otto Jespersen, Hans … Continue reading

‘Piggy’ (2022): Sympathy for the Devil

Directed by: Carlota Pereda || Produced by: Merry Colomer Screenplay by: Carlota Pereda || Starring: Laura Galán, Richard Holmes, Carmen Machi, Irene Ferreiro, Camille Aguilar, Claudia Salas, Pilar Castro Music by: Olivier Arson || Cinematography: Rita Noriega || Edited by: David Pelegrin || Country: Spain, France || Language: Spanish Running Time: 99 minutes The only … Continue reading

‘The Black Phone’ (2021): Your Call is Important to Us

Directed by: Scott Derrickson || Produced by: Jason Blum, Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill Screenplay by: Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill || Starring: Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, Jeremy Davies, James Ransone, Ethan Hawke Music by: Mark Korven || Cinematography: Brett Jutkiewicz || Edited by: Frédéric Thoraval || Country: United States || Language: English Running Time: … Continue reading

The Road that Gets You There: Gaspar Noé’s ‘Irréversible’ (2002) & ‘Enter the Void’ (2009)

Directed by: Gaspar Noé || Produced by: Vincent Cassel [1], Vincent Maraval, Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier, Shin Yamaguchi [2], Brahim Chioua [1, 2] Screenplay by: Gaspar Noé || Starring: Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel [1], Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy, Ed Spear [2] Music by: Thomas Bangalter || Cinematography: Gaspar Noé … Continue reading

‘Prey’ (2021): Less than the Sum of Its Parts

Directed by: Thomas Sieben || Produced by: Sonja Ewers, Barbara Mientus Screenplay by: Thomas Sieben, Sonja Ewers || Starring: David Kross, Hanno Koffler, Maria Ehrich, Robert Finster, Yung Ngo Music by: Michael Kamm, Maximilian Stephan || Cinematography: Andreas Berger || Edited by: Robert Rzesacz || Country: Germany || Language: German Running Time: 87 minutes Over … Continue reading

‘Black Crab’ (2022): A Quality Netflix Show on Ice

Directed by: Adam Berg || Produced by: Mail Idevall, Mattias Montero Screenplay by: Adam Berg, Pelle Rådström || Starring: Noomi Rapace, Aliette Opheim, Dar Salim, Jakob Oftebro, Ardalan Esmaili, David Dencik Music by: Dead People || Cinematography: Jonas Alarik || Edited by: Kristofer Nordin || Country: Sweden || Language: Swedish Running Time: 114 minutes In … Continue reading

‘Blood Red Sky’ (2021): The Struggling Single Mother

Directed by: Peter Thorwarth || Produced by: Christian Becker, Benjamin Munz Screenplay by: Peter Thorwarth, Stefan Holtz || Starring: Roland Moller, Peri Baumeister, Chidi Ajufo, Alexander Scheer, Dominic Purcell, Kais Setti, Graham McTavish, Alexander Scheer Music by: Dascha Dauenhauer || Cinematography: Yoshi Heimrath || Edited by: Knut Hake || Country: Germany, United Kingdom || Language: … Continue reading

‘Andhaghaaram’ (2020): Give Yourself to the Dark Side

Directed by: V. Vignarajan || Produced by: Priya Atlee, Sudhan Sundaram Jayaram, K. Poorna Chandra Screenplay by: V. Vignarajan || Starring: Arjun Das, Vinoth Kishan, Kumar Natarajan, Pooja Ramachandran, Misha Ghoshal Music by: Pradeep Kumar || Cinematography: A. M. Edwin Sakay || Edited by: Sathyaraj Natarajan || Country: India || Language: Tamil Running Time: 171 … Continue reading

‘The Spy’ (2019): When Patriotism Costs Everything

Created by: Gideon Raff || Written by: Gideon Raff, Max Perry Directed by: Gideon Raff || Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Noah Emmerich, Hadar Ratzon-Rotem, Yael Eitan, Nassim Si Ahmed, Moni Moshonov, Alona Tai, Mourad Zaoui, Uri Gavriel No. of Episodes: 6 (~300 minutes total) While I imagine there is no scripted movie or television series … Continue reading