Tag Archives: Crime

Memories of Murder (2003)

Bong Joon-ho’s sophomore film mixes the dark humor of his first film with a serious crime drama and a period piece and it’s a masterful blending of mood and tone into a chilling examination of evil and human cruelty. It still carries with it the dark humor that Bong Joon-ho is known for but while tackling the most grounded material in his body of work. Continue reading Memories of Murder (2003)

Working-Class Woes in Spider-Man: Homecoming

One of my musings after watching Captain America: Civil War was who cleans up after all these superhero battles. While Civil War was the first time Marvel Studio’s touched on the collateral loss of life caused by superheroes fighting villains, it still used big spectacles of destruction and mayhem as superheroes beat down each other in an abandoned airport, tossing planes and destroying buildings in the process. Continue reading Working-Class Woes in Spider-Man: Homecoming

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

It’s hard for me to not think of this film in theological terms as it’s a deep stare into the problem of evil. I think there’s even a tiny bit of a framework for it as the family has religious ties and someone even mentions at one point how the events of the film shook their faith. It’s not overt or in your face about those elements, but they’re brewing throughout the film. Continue reading Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)