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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 Tengan [1, 3], Sakichi Satō [2], Masaru Nakamura [4] || Starring: … Continue reading

‘Burn Out’ (2017): A Motor Vehicle Crime Drama

Directed by: Yann Gozlan || Produced by: Wassim Beji, Thibault Gast, Matthias Weber Screenplay by: Yann Gozlan, Guillaume Lemans || Starring: Francois Civil, Olivier Rabourdin, Manon Azem, Samuel Jouy, Narcisse Mame, Nael Rabia, Sam Louwyck Music by: Gregoire Auger || Cinematography by: Antoine Roch || Edited by: Valentin Feron || Country: France, Belgium || Language: … Continue reading

‘Sin City’ (2005): Another Tiresome, Overrated Nostalgia-Fest from Robert Rodriguez

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller || Produced by: Elizabeth Avellan, Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez Screenplay by: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez || Starring: Jessica Alba, Benicio del Toro, Brittany Murphy, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Elijah Wood Music by: John Debney, Graeme Revell, Robert Rodriguez || Cinematography: Robert Rodriguez || Edited by: Robert Rodriguez … Continue reading

‘Frontera Verde’ (2019): A Unique Genre-Blending Crime Drama

Created by: Jenny Ceballos, Mauricio Leiva-Cock, Diego Ramirez-Schrempp || Written by: Gibran Portela, Maria Camila Arias, Camila Bruges, Anton Goenechea, Javier Penalosa, Natalia Santa, Nicolas Serrano Directed by: Laura Mora Ortega, Jacques Toulemonde Vidal, Ciro Guerra || Starring: Juana del Rio, Nelson Camayo, Angela Cano, Miguel Dionisio Ramos, Gabriella Campagna, Bruno Clairefond, Andres Crespo, Marcela … Continue reading

‘The Gentlemen’ (2019): The Return of the English Crime Comedy

Directed by: Guy Ritchie || Produced by: Guy Ritchie, Ivan Atkinson, Bill Block Screenplay by: Guy Ritchie || Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell, Hugh Grant Music by: Christopher Benstead || Cinematography: Alan Stewart || Edited by: James Herbert || Country: United Kingdom, United States || … Continue reading

‘The Irishman’ or ‘I Heard You Paint Houses’ (2019): The Scorsese Gangster Picture Returns

Directed by: Martin Scorsese || Produced by: Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Irwin Winkler, Gerald Chamales, Gaston Palvovich, Randall Emmett, Gabriele Israilovici Screenplay by: Steven Zaillian || Starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham, Harvey Keitel, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Kathrine Narducci, Welker … 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 Fincham3, Tyler Jackson3, Keith Kjarval3 Screenplay by: S. Craig Zahler || Starring: Kurt Russell1, Patrick Wilson1, Matthew Fox1, Lili Simmons1, Richard Jenkins1, Vince Vaughn2-3, Jennifer Carpenter2-3, Don Johnson2-3, Udo Kier2-3, Mel Gibson3, Tory Kittles3, Michael Jai White3, Laurie Holden3, Thomas Kretschmann3 Music … Continue reading

‘Bright’ (2017): The Most Inexplicable Movie on Netflix

Directed by: David Ayer || Produced by: Eric Newman, David Ayer, Bryan Unkeless, Ted Sarandos Screenplay by: Max Landis || Starring: Will Smith, Joel Edgarton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez, Ike Barinholtz Music by: David Sardy || Cinematography: Roman Vasyanov || Edited by: Michael Tronick || Country: United States || Language: English Running Time: … Continue reading

‘The Punisher’ (2017, 2019): How Effective Are Netflix’s Marvel Series?

Created by: Steve Lightfoot || Written by: Ross Andru, Gerry Conway, Ken Kristensen, Angela LaManna, Steve Lightfoot, John Romita Sr. Directed by: Jim O’Hanlon, Jeremy Webb, Jet Wilkinson, Andy Goddard, Tom Shankland, Antonio Campos, Kevin Hooks || Starring: Jon Bernthal, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Daniel Webber, Paul Schulze, Jason R. Moore, Michael … Continue reading