[Fantasia 2019] Michihito Fujii’s DAY AND NIGHT: Morality Under Capitalism

Michihito Fujii ruminates on how capitalism destroys good people, and whether revenge is just or simply salt in a perpetual wound.

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[Fantasia 2019] Ironclad Women & Bourgeois Criminals in A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND

Sarah Bolger gives a fierce performance that subverts the typically patriarchal revenge tale

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Sarah Pirozek’s #LIKE: A Paranoid Descent Into the Horrors of Men Online

A 21st century amateur detective story. A grieving sister sleuths when the law, again, fails women.

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Father Gore’s Favourite 50+ Films Directed by Women

50+ of Father Gore’s favourite films directed by women, from the 1930s to current day.

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Memento’s Deconstructionist Form

Memento. 2000. Directed & Written by Christopher Nolan; based on the short story “Memento Mori” by Jonathan Nolan. Starring Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior, Russ Fega, Jorja Fox, Stephen Tobolowsky, Harriet Sansom Harris, Thomas Lennon, & Callum Keith Rennie. Newmarket Capital Group/Team Todd/I Remember Productions. Rated 14A. 113 minutes. Mystery/Thriller ★★★★★Continue reading “Memento’s Deconstructionist Form”

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A Modern-Looking Wild West in Revenge Western The Salvation

The Salvation. 2014. Directed by Kristian Levring. Screenplay by Anders Thomas Jensen & Kristian Levring. Starring Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eric Cantona, Mikael Persbrandt, Douglas Henshall, Michael Raymond- James, Jonathan Pryce, Alexander Arnold, Nanna Øland Fabricius, Toke Lars Bjarke, and Sean Cameron Michael. Zentropa Entertainments/Forward Films/Spier Films/F.I.L.M.S./Det Danske Filminstitut/Danmarks Radio (DR)/Nordisk Film &Continue reading “A Modern-Looking Wild West in Revenge Western The Salvation”

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RED WHITE & BLUE: Home-Brewed American Terror

A former wartime interrogator takes it upon himself to avenge a young woman with whom he shares a brief connection.

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Dead Man’s Shoes & Haunting Revenge

An atypical film about revenge from Shane Meadows, examining grief, retribution, and how to live after a tragedy.

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BOUND TO VENGEANCE Subverts Typical Rape-Revenge Constructs

Bound to Vengeance. 2015. Directed by Jose Manuel Cravioto. Written by Keith Kjornes and Rock Shaink Jr. Starring Tina Ivlev and Richard Tyson. Dark Factory Entertainment. Unrated. 80 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★★ For the so-called “meninists” out there (which is a stupid term to begin with because feminist is derived from feminine, the male term beingContinue reading “BOUND TO VENGEANCE Subverts Typical Rape-Revenge Constructs”

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