Tag: violence

“Pacifist Samurai Film”

The Japan Times interviews Shinya Tsukamoto about his new film, Killing. “’As I took in the current state of the world, I had an urge to let out (the film) like a scream. The act of killing in the Edo Period (1603-1868) was quite normal. I found many […]

“The Broken Masculinity of the Punisher”

Dr. Nerdlove writes about The Punisher and Frank Castle’s broken masculinity. “Like the incredible Jessica Jones, Marvel’s The Punisher examines and elevates a character and a genre defined by tropes and clichés. Despite being one in a long series of knock-offs of the Lone Vigilante genre – codified in its modern […]

“Truth In Jest”

At Hazlitt, Emma Healey writes about a particular scene in the fourth season of Louis CK’s Louie. “By the time Louie was in its fourth season, its protagonist had a lot of audience goodwill to burn, and C.K. seemed to want to do something legitimately complicated with it: […]