Category: FILM

Film of every kind.

X: LOW-BUDGET HORROR AT ITS VERY BEST!X: LOW-BUDGET HORROR AT ITS VERY BEST!

X

X is a 2022 slasher film written, directed, produced and edited by Ti West. It stars Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Martin Henderson, Brittany Snow, Owen Campbell, Stephen Ure, and Scott Mescudi. The film’s plot is set in 1979 and follows a cast and crew who gather to make a pornographic film on an elderly couple’s rural Texas property, but find themselves threatened by an unlikely killer.

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Black Adam

Black Adam is a 2022 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Produced by New Line Cinema, DC Films, Seven Bucks Productions, and FlynnPictureCo., it is a spin-off from Shazam! (2019) and the 11th film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and written by Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines, and Sohrab Noshirvani, the film stars Dwayne Johnson as the titular character alongside Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell, Bodhi Sabongui, and Pierce Brosnan.

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Hellraiser

Hellraiser is a 2022 American supernatural horror film directed by David Bruckner, with a screenplay by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, from a screen story they co-wrote with David S. Goyer. Despite sharing the title of Clive Barker’s original 1987 film Hellraiser, the film features a new story and is not a direct remake or a new adaptation of his 1986 novella The Hellbound Heart. It is a reboot of the titular franchise and the eleventh installment overall. A co-production between Spyglass Media Group and Phantom Four Films, the film stars Odessa A’zion, Jamie Clayton, Brandon Flynn, Goran Višnjić, Drew Starkey, Adam Faison, Aoife Hinds, Selina Lo and Hiam Abbass. (Wikipedia)

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MOONAGE DAYDREAMMOONAGE DAYDREAM

Moonage Daydream

Moonage Daydream is a 2022 documentary film about English singer-songwriter David Bowie. Written, directed, produced and edited by Brett Morgen, the film uses previously unreleased footage from Bowie’s personal archives, including live concert footage. It is the first film to be officially authorized by Bowie’s estate, and takes its title from the 1971 Bowie song of the same name. (Wikipedia)

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY: WHY IT WORKSTHE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY: WHY IT WORKS

The Lord of the Rings trilogy

The Lord of the Rings trilogy is an epic fantasy movie drama series directed by Peter Jackson, based on the classic J.R.R. Tolkien novels viz. The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and Return of the King. The trilogy was released from 2001 – 2003 and was critically acclaimed and a smash hit at the box office (almost $3 billion), with the final movie sweeping the Academy Awards in 2004.

With the prequel series, The Rings of Power being – like most modern-day adaptations – highly divisive, it is probably instructional to analyse the reasons why The Lord of the Rings trilogy works in a way that seems to have eluded the folks behind The Rings of Power series. Thus, although almost everybody in the civilised world has probably seen these films, a spoiler warning is still necessary.

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NOPE (STORY ANALYSIS)NOPE (STORY ANALYSIS)

NOPE

Nope is an American scifi horror film drama, written and directed by Jordan Peele. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, Michael Wincott, and Brandon Perea. The film has been generally well-received and has grossed over $148 million worldwide with a production cost of about $68 million.

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WHY TOP GUN: MAVERICK WORKS (STORY ANALYSIS)WHY TOP GUN: MAVERICK WORKS (STORY ANALYSIS)

Top Gun: Maverick

Top Gun: Maverick will no doubt be the highest grossing movie of 2022, with $1.38 billion worldwide box office earnings (without a China release, no less) thus far. Now, this phenomenal success caught everybody in the movie industry by surprise. After all, while Top Gun: Maverick is a sequel to a popular movie, that was 36 years ago! Would the sequel be able to resonate with modern day audiences? We all know the answer to that now but the questions remains – why did Top Gun: Marverick work?

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PREY (STORY ANALYSIS)PREY (STORY ANALYSIS)

Prey

Prey is a 2022 American science fiction action film directed by Dan Trachtenberg and written by Patrick Aison, based on the Predator franchise by Jim Thomas and John Thomas. It is the fifth installment in the franchise and a prequel to the first four films.

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THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER (REVIEW)THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER (REVIEW)

Thor: Love and Thunder Review

Thor: Love and Thunder is an American superhero film drama featuring Thor, the Marvel Comics character. The movie is the fourth in the Thor film series, a sequel to the well-received Thor: Ragnarok, also directed by Taika Waititi, who helmed this film, which is the 29th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

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THE NORTHMAN (STORY ANALYSIS)THE NORTHMAN (STORY ANALYSIS)

The Northman is a 2022 American epic historical film directed by Robert Eggers, who co-wrote the screenplay with Sjón. The movie is based on the legend of Amleth, written by 12th century Danish author Saxo cognomine Longus. The movie stars Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, and Willem Dafoe. 

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EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE (ANALYSIS)EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE (ANALYSIS)

Everything Everywhere All at Once is a 2022 American absurdist comedy-drama film written and directed by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (collectively known as “Daniels”). The film has grossed over $57 million worldwide, becoming A24’s highest-grossing film domestically. The film was acclaimed by critics, who lauded its imagination, direction, the performances of the cast, and its handling of themes such as existentialism, nihilism, and Asian American identity.

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MOONFALL (MOVIE ANALYSIS)MOONFALL (MOVIE ANALYSIS)

Moonfall Movie Analysis

Moonfall is a 2022 science fiction disaster film co-written, directed, and produced by Roland Emmerich. Starring Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Michael Peña, Charlie Plummer, Kelly Yu, and Donald Sutherland, the movie follows two former astronauts alongside a conspiracy theorist who discover the hidden truth about Earth’s moon when it leaves its orbit and set to collide with the Earth.

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DEATH ON THE NILE (ANALYSIS)DEATH ON THE NILE (ANALYSIS)

Death on the Nile Analysis

Death on the Nile is a 2022 mystery film directed by Kenneth Branagh from a screenplay by Michael Green, based on the 1937 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie. The novel had been previously adapted as a film in 1978 and is a sequel to 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express, also starring Branagh as the Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot.

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DEEP WATER (STORY ANALYSIS)DEEP WATER (STORY ANALYSIS)

Deep Water Story Analysis

Deep Water is a 2022 erotic psychological thriller film directed by Adrian Lyne, from a screenplay by Zach Helm and Sam Levinson, based on the 1957 novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith. Lyne, of course, is best known for erotic film thrillers like Fatal Attraction, Indecent Proposal, 9½ Weeks and is his first film in 20 years.

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THE BATMAN (MOVIE ANALYSIS)THE BATMAN (MOVIE ANALYSIS)

The Batman Movie Analysis

The Batman movie analysis is our breakdown of the latest franchise reboot of DC Comics’ most valued intellectual property. Obviously The Batman movie analysis will contain spoilers so… if you are looking for a review of The Batman without spoilers, please click on this link. As always, we will analyse the movie based on the following story elements: plot, characters and themes.

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