Tag Archives: character drama

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (Casavettes, 1976)

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie mounts Casavettes’ unique hand in raw realism via a narrowly focused narrative on a singular character’s plight of life. Shots, with a narrow angled camera–tend to bring background to the fore, intimating the character’s narrative … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

La Haine (Kassovitz, 1995)

La Haine is clearly an important precursor to films like American History X and French Blood (and probably many others). The stark black and white works really well to give the film that gritty feel of urban decay and desolation, … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment