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The Stunt Woman 1996
Hui's Irma Vep? In ways intentional and, as the credits footage of Yeoh's serious injury show, unintentional, the metafiction blends with reality to both celebrate Yeoh's career in HK genre cinema and to take seriously the toll that this work takes on its performers (compare the dour tenor of the aforementioned footage of Yeoh's stunt gone wrong to the jovial blooper energy of even the most frightening Jackie Chan spill). That injury is felt in an odd third act that…
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 2019
The great tragedy of Kevin Feige is that, beyond raking in a mountain of cash as the head of Marvel Studios, he truly wants to be seen as an impresario of artists. The recent dust-up caused by Martin Scorsese staring holes through Disney's stunt-casting of noteworthy emerging filmmakers to lend clout to a method of filmmaking dictated by studio notes and franchise bible supervisors punctured this self-delusion and prompted a wave of pathetic self-defensiveness in which the CEO was called…
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters 1985
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Killing yourself to own the libs.