The time is finally upon us where we have to watch the dreaded, anti-Japan propaganda flick starring our beloved Bugs. Aside from that horror, we witness The Agency’s attempts to rewrite Porky’s past, and it might just work.
The next in our NWR mini-season is his 2011 film DRIVE. One of us has radically changed his stance on the film (spoiler alert: Rob won’t be tearing down his poster)?after a few minutes of reviews, we get stuck into psychopathy on screen, subverting type, and just why this film is s tense.
A. Flea is introduced, the dog currently inhabited by Willoughby The Ancient Ghost Dog has incredibly toned buttocks, Little Red Riding Hood irritates Bugs into collaborating with a wolf masquerading as Grandma (who’s away working swing shifts at Lockheed), and Cal introduces his Good Human Friend, Ron.
This week’s film ? and the next in our Nicolas Winding Refn mini-season ? is one close to Rob’s heart: VALHALLA RISING (2009). We get the inside scoop on some of the decisions made by the director, as well as considering some of the mythical/religious ideas behind the film ? and if this is a […]
The next director at whose oeuvre we take a look is Nicolas Winding Refn, and we start with his 1996 feature-film debut PUSHER. After similar reviews of the film, we talk about what Refn might have been trying to do with this film, the division between narrative and aesthetics, and the ways in which this […]
As we gain some insight into Daffy’s anatomy, the state of his relationship with his former cohort-turned-despot, Porky III, becomes even less clear. Meanwhile, the arrival of two mysterious humans on a desert island draws the attention our favourite time-travelling Toonlord, and we meet a brand new cowardly cat.
Our final Spike Lee joint is 2015’s CHI-RAQ: based on an Ancient Greek play, and set in modern-day gangland Chicago, this is both very different from and yet ? at least in terms of its racial politics ? remarkably similar to last week’s film. We have contrasting reviews of the film, but go on to […]