“The film is based off of a comic book authored by Greg Rucka (published in 2017 — you can read the first issue online here) and is directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Beyond the Lights). It also stars Marwan Kenzari, Matthias Schoenaerts, Luca Marinelli, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Harry Melling, and Veronica Ngo.” [Via]
Hmmm. Needs more Automata. At least these immortals don’t suck blood or something.
Watch after you’ve seen the episode. It has more to do with books than you might think.
‘To make his manifesto come to life, Žižek says Chinese communism must die (and probably capitalism, too). He believes the death could come suddenly, after a brief bout of violence. Think, he says, the “‘Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique,’ the deadliest blow in all of martial arts.” He references, he actually references Tarantino, Kill Bill II, Beatrix (playing Covid-19) striking Bill, and Bill, played by the aging David Carradine (who kinda looks Asian and American, so fits the bill), takes one for the team, and after a teary ideological goodbye with his killer, dies. I’m welling up now, as I think of the simultaneous deaths of communism and capitalism. Music in my head, “My Corona.”’ [Via Counterpunch]