“Serenity” (Joss Whedon, USA 2005)

Serenity

Weak scenario

Cast: Gina Torres, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Ron Glass, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Written and directed: Joss Whedon
Music: David Newman
Cinematography: Jack N. Green
Editing: Lisa Lassek

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“Ghost In The Shell” (Rupert Sanders, USA 2017)

Ghost In The Shell

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Michael Pitt, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche
Director: Rupert Sanders
Based on the comic ‘The Ghost in the Shell’ by Masamune Shirow
Writer: Jamie Moss, William Wheeler
Cinematographer: Jess Hall
Editor: Billy Rich, Neil Smith
Composer: Lorne Balfe

“Story Of A Prostitute” (Seijun Suzuki, Japan 1965)

Story Of A Prostitute

At the end of the movie, a Chinese woman says that the Japanese are always in a hurry to die. But dying is not difficult, it’s for the cowards. It’s living that is difficult.

Cast: Tamio Kawaji, Yumiko Nogawa, Isao Tamagawa
Director: Seijun Suzuki
Writers: Hajime Takaiwa, Taijirô Tamura (story)
Music: Naozumi Yamamoto
Cinematography: Kazue Nagatsuka
Editing: Akira Suzuki

“Divines” (Houda Benyamina, France 2016)

Divines

In a Parisian ‘hot’ suburb, drug distribution, blackmail, and violence are controlled by women. Strong performances.

Cast: Oulaya Amamra, Déborah Lukumuena, Kevin Mischel
Director: Houda Benyamina
Writer: Houda Benyamina
Music: Demusmaker
Cinematography: Julien Poupard
Editing: Loïc Lallemand , Vincent Tricon