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War Pony (2023) Review

War Pony (2023) Review

War Pony (2022)Directors: Riley Keough, Gina GammellScreenwriters: Riley Keough, Gina Gammell, Franklin Sioux Bob, Bill ReddyStarring: Jojo Bapteise Whiting, Ladainian Crazy Thunder Set on and around the Pine Ridge Native American reservation in South Dakota, Riley Keough and Gina Gammell’s 2022 Cannes entry War Pony follows two young Native American men from the Oglala Lakota […]

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Tár (2022) Review

Tár (2022) Review

Tár (2022)Director: Todd FieldScreenwriter: Todd FieldStarring: Cate Blanchett, Noémie Merlant, Nina Hoss, Sophie Kauer, Mark Strong There is something of a European sensibility to Todd Field’s long-awaited return to the director’s chair, Tár (2022); a hint of Ruben Östlund in its tightly weaved story elements and profound use of epilogue, a touch of Thomas Vinterburg

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‘Black Narcissus’ at 75 – Review

‘Black Narcissus’ at 75 – Review

Black Narcissus (1947) Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger Screenwriters: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger Starring: Deborah Kerr, David Farrar, Kathleen Byron, Sabu, Flora Robson, Jenny Laird, Judith Furse, Esmond Knight, Jean Simmons, May Hallatt, Eddie Whaley Jr A technical masterclass in its day and a key artistic influence on filmmakers over the decades, including but not

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Peninsula (2020) Review

Peninsula (2020) Review

Peninsula (2020) Director: Yeon Sang-ho Screenwriters: Yeon Sang-ho, Park Joo-Suk Starring: Gang Dong-won, Lee Jung-hyun, Kim Min-jae, Koo Kyo-hwan, Kim Do-yoon, Kwon Hae-hyo, Lee Re, Lee Yi-won There have been few films released in recent years that have been as shamelessly derivative as Train to Busan sequel Peninsula, especially outside of Hollywood. That said, American

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The Assistant (2019/20) Review

The Assistant (2019/20) Review

This review was originally published by its author Sam Sewell-Peterson on SSP Thinks Film. The Assistant (2019/20) Director: Kitty Green Screenwriter: Kitty Green Starring: Julia Garner, Matthew Macfadyen, John Orsini, Noah Robbins, Kristine Froseth, Mackenzie Leigh, Purva Bedi There are plenty of films about the artistic side of filmmaking, but very few about the business

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A Matter of Life and Death (1946) Review

A Matter of Life and Death (1946) Review

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger Screenwriters: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger Starring: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Roger Livesey, Marius Goring, Raymond Massey, Abraham Sofaer, Robert Coote, Kathleen Byron Not many metaphysical romantic dramas open with two jokes, but Powell and Pressburger’s A Matter of Life and Death does. First we get the disclaimer – “Any resemblance

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Gretel and Hansel (2020) Review

Gretel & Hansel (2020) Director: Oz Perkins Screenwriter: Rob Hayes, Oz Perkins Starring: Sophia Lillis, Sam Leakey, Alice Krige Gretel & Hansel is a modern retelling of the classic folk story of an almost identical name. In case you don’t remember, the original tale follows a brother and sister who are abandoned by their parents.

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Bong Joon Ho The Host

The Host (2006) Review

This article was originally published to SSP Thinks Film by Sam Sewell-Peterson. The Host (2006) Director: Bong Joon-ho Screenwriters: Bong Joon-ho, Ha Won-jun, Baek Chul-hyun Starring: Song Kang-ho, Byun Hee-bong, Park Hae-il, Bae Doona, Ko Ah-sung To shamelessly appropriate and warp the catchphrase of a beloved cartoon character, The Host is smarter than the average monster movie. I

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