Abel Ferrara's searing crime drama, King of New York, eschews many conventions of the gangster genre as we know it to visualize the dangers of both confronting his archetypal gangster, Frank White (Christopher Walken), as well as the hazardous nature of embodying this characterization. I say "characterization" because of Ferrara's proclivity for active roles within … Continue reading Talk is Cheap: The Lean Violence of Abel Ferrara’s KING OF NEW YORK (1990)
Month: June 2020
A Story of Color: The Evolving Palette of Zhangke Jia’s Exquisite ASH IS THE PUREST WHITE (2018)
Zhangke Jia's Ash is the Purest White is a visually and emotionally chilling film that superficially is about a crumbling romance, but at its core covers themes of identity and the progression of self-worth and congruence with Chinese society. Jia uses evolving color patterns to establish the two worlds and the digression of two people … Continue reading A Story of Color: The Evolving Palette of Zhangke Jia’s Exquisite ASH IS THE PUREST WHITE (2018)
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