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An American Neo-Frontier Sampling (‘Hell or High Water’ [2016], ‘Wind River’ [2017], ‘Hold the Dark’ [2018]): Triple Review

Directed by: David Mackenzie [HHW], Taylor Sheridan [WR], Jeremy Saulnier [HD] || Produced by: Sidney Kimmel, Peter Berg, Carla Hacken, Julie Yorn [HHW], Matthew George, Basil Iwanyk [WR], Russell Ackerman, Eva Maria Daniels, Neil Kopp [HD] Screenplay by: Taylor Sheridan [HHW, WR], Macon Blair [HD] || Starring: Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham … Continue reading

Love, ‘LOST’ (2004-2010) and ‘Penny Dreadful’ (2014-2016), or Why I Don’t Watch Many Television Shows

Upon finishing John Logan’s Penny Dreadful last winter after a long viewing hiatus (Season 1 was gifted to me by a brief love interest back in the summer of 2015), I anticipated writing another one of my few television series reviews on this site. I geared myself for discussing the series’ expert direction, unique Gothic-horror … Continue reading

M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Unbreakable’ (2000, 2016, 2019): Trilogy Review

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan || Produced by: M. Night Shyamalan, Barry Mendel, Sam Mercer, Jason Blum, Marc Bienstock, Ashwin Rajan Screenplay: M. Night Shyamalan || Starring: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright Penn, James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Sarah Paulson Music by: James Newton Howard (U), West Dylan Thordson (S, G) || … Continue reading

A Yorgos Lanthimos Sampling (‘The Lobster’ [2015], ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ [2017], ‘The Favourite’ [2018]): Triple Review

Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos || Produced by: Ceci Dempsey, Lee Magiday [Lobster, Favourite], Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos Screenplay by: Efthimis Filippou, Yorgos Lanthimos [Lobster, Killing], Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara [Favourite] || Starring: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden, Olivia Colman, John C. Reilly, Lea Seydoux, Ben Wishaw [Lobster], Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan [Killing], Emma Stone, … Continue reading

‘Bird Box’ (2018): Review

Directed by: Susanne Bier || Produced by: Chris Morgan, Scott Stuber, Dylan Clark, Clayton Townsend Screenplay by: Eric Heisserer || Starring: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, Colson Baker, BD Wong, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Sarah Paulson, John Malkovich Music by: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross || Cinematography: … Continue reading

‘Simmba’ (2018): Review

Directed by: Rohit Shetty || Produced by: Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar, Rohit Shetty, Apoorva Mehta Screenplay by: Yunus Sajawal, Sajid Samji || Starring: Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan, Sonu Sood, Ashutosh Rana, Siddartha Jadhav, Vaidehi Parshurami, Ulka Gupta Music by: Tanishk Bagchi, Lijo George – DJ Chetas, S. Thaman, Amar Mohile, Chandan Saxena || … Continue reading

‘Soldado’ (2018): Review

Directed by: Stefano Sollima || Produced by: Basil Iwanyk, Edward L. McDonnell, Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill Screenplay by: Taylor Sheridan || Starring: Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Moner, Jeffrey Donovan, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Catherine Keener, Matthew Modine, Shea Whigham, Elijah Rodriguez, Howard Ferguson Jr., David Castaneda Music by: Hildur Guonadottir || Cinematography: Dariusz … Continue reading

A Korean Genre Sampling (‘The Wailing’ [2016], ‘Train to Busan’ [2016], & The Villainess [2017]): Triple Review

Directed by: Na Hong-jin [W], Yeon Sang-ho [TB], Jung Byung-gil [V] || Produced by: Suh Dong-hyun, Kim Ho-sung [W], Lee Dong-ha [TB], Moon Young-hwa [V] Starring: Kwak Do-won, Hwang Jung-min, Chun Woo-hee [W], Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok, Jung Yu-mi, Kim Su-an, Kim Eui-sung [TB], Kim Ok-bin, Shin Ha-kyun, Sung Joon, Kim Seo-hyung [V] || Screenplay … Continue reading

‘Deliverance’ (1972): Review

Directed by: John Boorman || Produced by: John Boorman Screenplay by: James Dickey || Starring: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox, Ed Ramey, Billy Redden, Bill McKinney, Herbert Coward, James Dickey, Macon McCalman Music by: Eric Weissberg || Cinematography: Vilmos Zsigmond || Edited by: Tom Priestley || Country: United States || Language: English … Continue reading

‘V for Vendetta’ (2005): Review

Directed by: James McTeigue || Produced by: Joel Silver, Grant Hill, Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski Screenlay by: The Wachowski Brothers || Starring: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, John Hurt, Stephen Fry, Tim Pigott-Smith, Rupert Graves, Roger Allam, John Standing, Eddie Marsan Music by: Dario Marianelli || Cinematography: Adrian Biddle || Edited by: Martin Walsh … Continue reading