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‘Rurouni Kenshin’ (2012, 2014, 2021): Gonzo Samurai Action

Directed by: Keishi Ōtomo || Produced by: Osamu Kubota1, Satoshi Fukushima2-4, Hiroyoshi Koiwai4 Screenplay by: Kyomi Fujii1-2, Keishi Ōtomo1-4 || Starring: Takeru Satoh, Yōsuke Eguchi [1–4], Emi Takei, Munetaka Aoki, Yū Aoi [1–3], Eiji Okuda, Kōji Kikkawa, Teruyuki Kagawa [1], Yūsuke Iseya, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Tao Tsuchiya [2–3], Tatsuya Fujiwara [2], Kasumi Arimura, Issey Takahashi, Nijirō Murakami, … Continue reading

‘Sordo’ (2019) & ‘O Matador’ (2017): A Latin Western Double-Review

Directed by: Alfonso Cortés-Cavanillas [1], Marcelo Galvão [2] || Produced by: Juanjo Lopez [1], Marcelo Galvão, Letícia Marques [2] Screenplay by: Alfonso Cortés-Cavanillas, Juan Carlos Díaz Martín [1], Marcelo Galvão [2] || Starring: Asier Etxeandia, Marian Álvarez, Hugo Silva, Aitor Luna, Imanol Arias, Olimpia Melinte, Ruth Díaz, Jorge Basanta, Stephanie Gil [1], Diogo Morgado, Nill … Continue reading

A Craig Zahler Sampling: ‘Bone Tomahawk’ (2015), ‘Brawl in Cell Block 99’ (2017), & ‘Dragged Across Concrete’ (2018)

Directed by: S. Craig Zahler || Produced by: Jack Heller1-3, Dallas Sonnier1-3, Sefton Fincham, Tyler Jackson, Keith Kjarval [3]  Screenplay by: S. Craig Zahler || Starring: Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Lili Simmons, Richard Jenkins [1], Vince Vaughn2-3, Jennifer Carpenter2-3, Don Johnson2-3, Udo Kier2-3, Mel Gibson, Tory Kittles, Michael Jai White, Laurie Holden, Thomas … Continue reading

Sergio Leone’s ‘Dollars Trilogy’ (1964-1966): The Original Spaghetti Westerns

Directed by: Sergio Leone || Produced by: Arrigo Colombo, Giorgio Papi [1] , Alberto Grimaldi2-3 Screenplay by: Duccio Tessari, Luciano Vincenzoni2-3, Sergio Donati2, Age & Scarpelli1, Sergio Leone1-3 || Starring: Clint Eastwood1-3, Gian Maria Volonte1-2, Lee Van Cleef2-3, Marianne Koch1, Eli Wallach3 Music by: Ennio Morricone || Cinematography: Massimo Dallamano1-2, Tonino Delli Colli3 || Edited … Continue reading

‘Buffalo Boys’ (2018): Indonesian Action Cinema Diversifies

Directed by: Mike Wiluan || Produced by: Junxiang Huang, Kimberly James, Rayya Makarim, Fong Chen Tan, Mike Wiluan Screenplay by: Rayya Makarim, Raymond Lee || Starring: Ario Bayu, Yoshi Sudarso, Pevita Pearce, Tio Pakusadewo, Reinout Bussemaker, Daniel Adnan, Alex Abbad, Conan Stevens, Alexander Winters Music by: Yudhi Arfani, Zeke Khaseli || Cinematography: John Radel || … Continue reading

Sergio Leone’s ‘Once Upon a Time… in the West’ (1968), ‘… the Revolution (1971), & ‘… in America’ (1984)

Directed by: Sergio Leone || Produced by: Fulvio Morsella1, 2, Arnon Milchan3 Screenplay by: Sergio Donati1-2, Luciano Vincenzoni, Roberto De Leonardis, Carlo Tritto [2], Leonardo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, Enrico Medioli, Franco Ferrini [3] , Sergio Leone1-3 || Starring: Claudia Cardinale, Henry Fonda, Jason Robards, Charles Bronson [1] , Rod Steiger, James Coburn [2], Robert … Continue reading

‘Breaking Bad’ (2008-2013): School Smarts Over Street Smarts

Created by: Vince Gilligan || Written by: Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, George Mastras, Sam Catlin, Moira Walley-Beckett, Thomas Schnauz Directed by: Michelle MacLaren, Adam Bernstein, Vince Gilligan, Colin Bucksey, Michael Slovis, Bryan Cranston, Terry McDonough, Johan Renck, Rian Johnson || Starring: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, R. J. Mitte, Bob … Continue reading

‘Deadwood’ (2004-2006, 2019): The Thinking Man’s Wild West

Created by: David Milch || Written by: David Milch, Regina Corrado, Ted Mann, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Jody Worth, Bryan McDonald, Malcolm MacRury Directed by: Ed Bianchi, Daniel Minahan, Davis Guggenheim, Gregg Feinberg, Mark Tinker, Steve Shill, Alan Taylor || Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, Brad Dourif, John Hawkes, Paula Malcolmson, Leon Rippy, … Continue reading

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

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

‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ (2012): A Stylish, Multigenerational Crime Saga

Directed by: Anurag Kashyap || Produced by: Atul Shukla, Anurag Kashyap, Sunil Bohra Screenplay by: Zeishan Quadri, Anurag Kashyap, Askilesh Jaiswal || Starring: Manoj Bajpai, Jaideep Ahlawat, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Vineet Kumar Singh, Piyush Mishra, Pankaj Tripathi, Richa Chadda, Reema Sen, Vipin Sharma, Anurita Jha, Yashpal Sharma, Rajkummar Rao Music by: Sneha … Continue reading