“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]
‘No Time To Die’: Her Majesty’s Mythic Assassin Pleads For Penance In Phase Craig’s Farewell Labor
The myth of James Bond will forever live on, but Phase Craig goes out trying way too hard to be seen as culturally acceptable in today's day and age.
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
‘Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings’ Personifies The Best And Worst Of Marvel Studios, But Is Worth Seeing For Tony Leung’s Performance
Personifying all the issues with MCU movies, "Shang-Chi," is inevitably disappointing but is worth seeing for Tony Leung's fierce performance.
James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ Is A Crass 80s Mash-Up Of ‘The Expendables’ And ‘Full Metal Jacket’ : You’ve Never Felt Superhero Kills Quite Like This
How does one go about assembling a team of D-list misfits for an evolving medium wherein corporate shilldom for costumed characters has run amuck? Give your copy/paste protagonist long dormant family issues? Check. Get a well-known action star to groan out one-liners from a silly CGI character? Check. Cast a wrestler against their assumed type … Continue reading James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ Is A Crass 80s Mash-Up Of ‘The Expendables’ And ‘Full Metal Jacket’ : You’ve Never Felt Superhero Kills Quite Like This