American Assassin

Director: Michael Cuesta Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton & Taylor Kitsch Rating: 18 Duration: 111 minutes Release date: 15 January (UK) Based upon the novel of the same name, American Assassin is a film stuck somewhere between Jason Bourne and John Wick. Attempting to keep a balance between stark realism and over the top violence, … Continue reading American Assassin

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Scene Is Believing: Jaws

  The Indianapolis speech There’s an old truism that goes “If it ain’t on the page, it ain’t on the stage.” That doesn’t necessarily mean a screenplay arrives at day one, take one, fully formed, immaculate. Many hands seemingly made light work of the Jaws script: novelist Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb (the main man), director Steven Spielberg, […]

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Interview: Dan Richter, 2001: A Space Odyssey’s Moonwatcher

Recently by chance I discovered Dan Richter, chief  choreographer and lead performing man-ape “Moonwatcher”, from the Dawn Of Man segment of 2001: A Space Odyssey, is on twitter. I contacted him through his website and he very kindly agreed to give the readers of Cinetropolis some insight into his experiences working on Stanley Kubrick’s seminal […]

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When Auteurs Collide: 2001: An Interstellar Odyssey

Here is a 2001: A Space Odyssey and Interstellar mash-up / comparison, by Jorge Luengo Ruiz, scored to Johanne Strauss’ The Blue Danube, famously used by Kubrick to soundtrack the delicate docking procedure of spacecraft in his film. But hang on! Also below are two interesting and apropos uses of Hans Zimmer’s Interstellar score overlayed with […]

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Leatherface

Director: Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury Starring: Stephen Dorff, Lili Taylor & Finn Jones Rating: 18 Duration: 90 minutes Release date: 8 January (UK) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise is an odd one indeed. Beginning with a film that bottled lightning with its raw terror and unhinged psychopathic family determined to fuck shit up, it … Continue reading Leatherface

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