Jordan Peele’s Terrific Third Feature ‘Nope’ Pairs Hollywood Showmanship With Sensational Genre History [Must Watch]

“The cinema’s screen is Athena’s polished shield.” Broken into 3 distinct sections, Romanian filmmaker Radu Jude’s sensationalist exploitation satire, "Bad Luck Banging, Or Looney Porn," remains one of the most daring movies made about post-pandemic outrage. Definitions of terms ranging from “blowjob” to “cinema” are presented in visual dictionary form; a juxtaposition of images and … Continue reading Jordan Peele’s Terrific Third Feature ‘Nope’ Pairs Hollywood Showmanship With Sensational Genre History [Must Watch]

Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s ‘Wife Of A Spy’ Craftily Reveals Its Cinematic Care Through Shadows of Mise En Scene

“People are going to have opinions. What’s normal to you may be offensive to others. We live in such times.” Kiyoshi Kurosawa movies are never without their share of contemplative compositions, usually in which a deceptive amount of things are happening on screen. In the opening of his latest formalist exercise, “Wife of a Spy,” … Continue reading Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s ‘Wife Of A Spy’ Craftily Reveals Its Cinematic Care Through Shadows of Mise En Scene