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Crime Drama

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‘Delhi Crime 2’ (2022): The City Where Conflict Never Sleeps

Created by: Richie Mehta || Written by: Mayank Tewari, Shubhra Swarup, Ensia Mirza, Vidit Tripathi Directed by: Tanuj Chopra || Starring: Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain, Rajesh Tailang, Denzil Smith, Yashaswini Dayama, Tillotama Shome No. of Episodes: 5 (~240 minutes total) The debut standalone season of Delhi Crime (2019), created and directed by Richie … Continue reading

The Sound of a Gun: Michael Mann’s ‘Heat’ (1995), ‘Collateral’ (2004), and ‘Public Enemies’ (2009)

Directed by: Michael Mann || Produced by: Michael Mann [1–3], Art Linson [1], Julie Richardson [2], Kevin Misher [3] Screenplay by: Michael Mann [1,3], Stuart Beattie [2], Ronan Bennett, Ann Biderman [3] || Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Tom Sizemore, Diane Venora, Amy Brenneman, Ashley Judd, Mykelti Williamson, Wes Studi, Ted Levine, Jon Voight, … Continue reading

‘My Name’ (2021): Cops & Robbers, Intertwined

Created by: Kim Ba-da, Kim Jin-min || Written by: Kim Ba-da Directed by: Kim Jin-min || Starring: Han So-hee, Ahn Bo-hyun, Park Hee-soon, Kim Sang-ho, Lee Hak-joo, Chang Ryul, Yoon Kyung-ho No. of Episodes: 8 (~400 minutes total) Beyond the likes of Infernal Affairs (2002) and its Hollywood remake, Martin Scorsese’s The Departed (2006), I’m … Continue reading

‘The Batman’ (2022): Vengeance, No More

Directed by: Matt Reeves || Produced by: Dylan Clark, Matt Reeves Screenplay by: Matt Reeves, Peter Craig || Starring: Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell Music by: Michael Giacchino || Cinematography: Greig Fraser || Edited by: William Hoy, Tyler Nelson || Country: United States || … Continue reading

‘The Many Saints of Newark’ (2021): Never Had the Makings of a Varsity Athlete

Directed by: Alan Taylor || Produced by: David Chase, Lawrence Konner, Nicole Lambert Screenplay by: David Chase, Lawrence Konner || Starring: Alessandro Nivola, Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Michael Gandolfini, Billy Magnussen, Michela De Rossi, John Magaro, Ray Liotta, Vera Farmiga Music by: Peter Nashel || Cinematography: Kramer Morgenthau || Edited by: Christopher … Continue reading

‘Delhi Crime’ (2019): The Meaning of Justice

Created by: Richie Mehta || Written by: Richie Mehta Directed by: Richie Mehta || Starring: Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain, Rajesh Tailang, Denzil Smith, Yashaswini Dayama, Avijit Dutt, Gopal Datt, Sanjay Bhisnoi, Mridul Sharma, Jaya Bhattacharya No. of Episodes: 7 (~350 minutes total) I’ve gone back and forth in my head over whether I … Continue reading

Another Korean Genre Sampling: ‘The Call’ & ‘#Alive’ (2020)

Directed by: Lee Chung-hyun [1], Cho Il-hyung [2] || Produced by: Syd Lim, Jeong Hui-sun [1], Eugene Lee, Saemi Kim, Saerom Kim [2] Screenplay by: Lee Chung-hyun [1], Cho Il-hyung, Matt Naylor [2] || Starring: Jeon Jong-seo [1], Yoo Ah-in [2], Park Shin-hye1-2 Music by: Dalpalan [1], Tae-seong Kim [2] || Cinematography: Jo Young-jik [1], … Continue reading

‘Sacred Games’ (2018-2019): A Neo-Noir Detective Story of Apocalyptic Vision

Created by: Vikramaditya Motwane || Written by: Varun Grover, Smita Singh, Vasant Nath Directed by: Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Neeraj Ghaywan || Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, Pankaj Tripathi, Kalki Koechli, Ranvir Shorey, Neeraj Kabi, Jatin Sarna No. of Episodes: 16 What kind of story do you get when you combine crime … Continue reading

My Interpretations of Punk

In my struggles to define the different audiovisual styles of various films, including and especially the diegetic minutiae of the worlds in which their narratives inhabit, I stumbled across numerous articles, forums, and reactionary podcasts discussing the numerous “punk” aesthetics of fictional words in different art forms, including but not limited to novels, comic books, … Continue reading

A 4-Way Takashi Miike Sampling: ‘Audition’ (1999), ‘Ichi the Killer’ (2001), ’13 Assassins’ (2010), & ‘First Love’ (2019)

Directed by: Takashi Miike || Produced by: Satoshi Fukushima, Akemi Suyama [1], Akiko Funatsu, Dai Miyazaki [2], Michihiko Umezawa, Minami Ichikawa, Tôichirô Shiraishi, Kazuomi Suzaki, Hisashi Usui, Takahiro Ohno, Hirotsugu Yoshida, Shigeji Maeda [3], Muneyuki Kii, Jeremy Thomas, Misako Sako [4] Screenplay by: Daisuke Tengan1, 3, Sakichi Satō [2], Masaru Nakamura [4] || Starring: Ryo … Continue reading