‘Xiao Wu’ – Jia Zhangke’s Remastered Feature Debut On The Drifting Connections Of Alienated Youth [NYFF]

After hitching aboard public transportation on the way into town, a reckless pickpocket named Xiao Wu (Hongwei Wang) slouches into an open bus seat, sporting a jacket too big for him, a bright-wool sweater vest, and bug-eyed rims. “Make him pay his fare,” the driver tells the man nearest to him. “I’m a policeman,” Xiao … Continue reading ‘Xiao Wu’ – Jia Zhangke’s Remastered Feature Debut On The Drifting Connections Of Alienated Youth [NYFF]

Fargo Season 4 Primer, “The New Milligan Exchange” – True Crime Paranoia, Or An American Bedtime Story?

This is the first piece in a series of detailed critical readings of the FX series "Fargo," which will be specifically be focused on analyzing how the anthology show continues to pay thoughtful tribute to Joel & Ethan Coen's prolific body of work. *These essays contain spoilers for both the show and various Coen Brother … Continue reading Fargo Season 4 Primer, “The New Milligan Exchange” – True Crime Paranoia, Or An American Bedtime Story?