Category Archives: movies

God’s Country

Angela’s Desk

Angela (Zoë Kravitz)’s desk in Kimi (dir. Steven Soderbergh, 2022)

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The Northman

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Dune

James White’s Drive Poster

Alternative Drive poster by James White.

By James White, aka Signalnoise. Check out his other work, which I think can be best described as “synthwave.”

(Via Tools & Toys.)

Previously: Drive, There Are No Clean Getaways, Self-Denial, Art of the Title: My Bodyguard (1980) and Drive (2011), Don’t Ask Him Why.

Da 5 Bloods

Trailer for Spike Lee’s new film, which is coming to Netflix on June 12. Lee’s films cycle on and off Netflix. Currently streaming: She’s Gotta Have It (1986), School Daze (1988), Malcolm X (1992), which I think is his masterpiece, Get on the Bus (1996), and Inside Man (2006). Also streaming: Roger Guenveur Smith’s one-man show Rodney King, directed by Lee.

Killing Them Softly

Brad Pitt’s character at the end of Killing Them Softly (2012)

I wrote about Killing Them Softly (dir. Andrew Dominik, 2012) for Decider, a Brad Pitt film you’ve probably never even heard of, but that I think makes for a timely (re-)watch post coronavirus.

Here’s a taste:

If you’re one of those people who, in times of turmoil, craves art equal in gravity to the moment, consider adding it to your Netflix list. Though it offers little in the way of escapism, the point it makes about America — namely, that we’re a country where consequences are unevenly distributed — is more relevant than ever.

Check out the whole thing.

Good Movies as Old Books

These, an “ongoing personal project” by Matt Stevens, are spot on.

Tenet

“See the trailer in theaters for maximum effect”

Time Will Do the Rest

“Let the currents move beneath you. Powers will shift. Enemies can vanish. Do what you can do to stay alive. Time will do the rest.”

—Luke Evans’s character in Anna (2019), directed by Luc Besson, who is admittedly “problematic” (Outlaw Vern explains why in his review), but I liked it and this line