300 – Wind River (2017)

Wind-River-film-poster-designed-by-Konrad-CloughWind River is a 2017 American neo-western murder mystery thriller film written and directed by Taylor Sheridan. The film stars Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen as a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tracker and an FBI agent, respectively, who try to solve a murder on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. According to Sheridan, the opening “inspired by true events” card was a reference to the “thousands of actual stories just like it” involving sexual assault of women on reservations, his primary motivation for writing the film.

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5362988/

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297 – Good Time (2017)

spacetime coordinates: 2016 New York Citygood_time_ver2

Good Time is a 2017 American crime-drama film directed by Ben and Josh Safdie and written by Josh Safdie and Ronald Bronstein. The film stars Robert PattinsonBarkhad Abdi and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Its original soundtrack was composed by electronic musician Oneohtrix Point Never.

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Pattinson described the film as a “really hardcore kind of Queens, New York, mentally damaged psychopath, bank robbery movie.”

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4846232/

295 – Vals Im Bashir (2008)

spacetime coordinates: 1982 Lebanon Warwaltz-with-bashir-posterWaltz with Bashir (Hebrew: ואלס עם באשיר‎‎, translit. Vals Im Bashir) is a 2008 Israeli animated war documentary film written and directed by Ari Folman. It depicts Folman in search of his lost memories of his experience as a soldier in the 1982 Lebanon War.

Artist David Polonsky is right handed, but did most of the illustration for this film with his left hand, as he felt that his original drawing were ‘too pretty. The comics medium, in particular Joe Sacco, the novels Catch-22The Adventures of Wesley Jackson, and Slaughterhouse-Five, and painter Otto Dix were mentioned by Folman and art director David Polonsky as influences on the film. The film itself was adapted into a graphic novel in 2009.

The original soundtrack was composed by minimalist electronic musician Max Richter

The film is officially banned in Lebanon.

In 1982, Ari Folman was a 19-year-old IDF infantry soldier. In 2006, he meets with a friend from that period, who tells him of the nightmares he’s having connected to his experiences from the Lebanon War. Folman is surprised to find that he recalls nothing from that period. Later that night he has a vision from the night of the Sabra and Shatila massacre, the reality of which he is unable to clearly recall. In his memory, he and his soldier comrades are bathing at night by the seaside in Beirut under the light of flares descending over the city…

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292 – Never Let Me Go (2010)

spacetime coordinates:  1978 – 1985 – 1994  Sussex, EnglandNever-Let-Me-Go-movie-poster-1Never Let Me Go is a 2010 British dystopian romantic drama film based on Kazuo Ishiguro‘s 2005 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Mark Romanek from a screenplay by Alex GarlandNever Let Me Go is set in an alternative history and centres on Kathy, Ruth and Tommy portrayed by Carey MulliganKeira Knightley and Andrew Garfield respectively, who become entangled in a love triangle.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1334260/

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276 – Pain & Gain (2013)

spacetime coordinates: 1994 – 1995  Miami, FloridaPain-Gain-Official-UK-PosterPain & Gain is a 2013 American dark comedy crime film directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark WahlbergDwayne Johnson, and Anthony Mackie. The film reunites wrestlers Dwayne Johnson and Kurt Angle. The film is loosely based on a story Pete Collins published in a 1999 series of Miami New Times articles and compiled in the book Pain & Gain: This Is a True Story (2013), which details the kidnapping, extortion, torture, and murder of several victims by an organized group of criminals comprising bodybuilders affiliated with the Sun Gym. The film’s title is a play on the common adage, frequently used in fitness: “No pain, no gain“.

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1980209/

274 – It Follows (2014)

spacetime coordinates: 2010s Detroit it_follows_ver2

It Follows is a 2014 American supernatural teen horror film written and directed by David Robert Mitchell. It stars Maika MonroeKeir GilchristDaniel ZovattoJake WearyOlivia Luccardi, and Lili Sepe.  The plot follows a teenage girl, Jay, who is pursued by a supernatural entity after a sexual encounter.

The film’s monster, shot composition, and overall aesthetic were influenced by the work of contemporary photographer Gregory Crewdson. Director of photography Mike Gioulakis said: “We’re both big fans of the still photographer Gregory Crewdson and David had him in his look book from day one. [Crewdson’s] photographs have the same kind of surreal suburban imagery that we wanted for It Follows.”

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3235888/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Follows