837 – Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008 documentary)

timespace coordinates: 1950’s – 2000’s South Central Los AngelesMV5BMTEwMTY5ODE5MDZeQTJeQWpwZ15BbWU3MDI1ODIyMzI@._V1_Crips and Bloods: Made in America is a documentary by Stacy Peralta that examines the rise of the Crips and Bloods, prominent gangs in America. The documentary focuses on the external factors that caused African-American youth to turn to gangs and questions the political and law enforcement response to the rise of gang culture. (read more: wiki)


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821 – Illang: The Wolf Brigade (2018)

timespace coordinates: 2029 South KoreaMV5BZDFlNjIwNTktZDUyYy00YmMwLTkwNzYtOGI4MTBmZjc1MjNhXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyOTA4MDgyNDI@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,700,1000_AL_Illang: The Wolf Brigade (Hangul인랑Hanja人狼RRIllang; lit. Werewolf; also known as Inrang) is a 2018 South Korean science fiction action film directed by Kim Jee-woon and starring Gang Dong-wonHan Hyo-jooJung Woo-sung and Kim Mu-yeol. It is a live-action adaptation of the Japanese animated film Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999). (This is not a direct remake of Jin Roh:Wolf Birgade which is set in an alternate reality of 1950’s Japan, this remake sets the action in Korea and places the story in the future.)MV5BOGEyNTYyZjgtZmZiNC00YTI0LTllNDEtMDJmYTNjZDNjZjQ2XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNzQzNDM3NTI@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,700,1000_AL_Set in 2029 where South and North Korea get ready for a unified government after years of preparation. South Korean police launches a special unit, known as “Illang” (The Wolf Brigade), to stop an anti-reunification terrorist group called “The Sect” (wiki)58f080cc04210955ee05b0fabef4bb3b

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794 – Hotel Artemis (2018)

timespace coordinates: Los Angeles, June 21, 2028 hotel_artemis_ver2_xlgHotel Artemis is a 2018 dystopian thriller film written and directed by Drew Pearce, in his feature film directorial debut. It stars Jodie FosterSterling K. BrownSofia BoutellaJeff GoldblumCharlie DayBrian Tyree HenryJenny Slate and Dave Bautista. The plot follows Jean Thomas, a nurse who runs a secret hospital for criminals in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles. (wiki)

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740 – Mary Magdalene (2018)

timespace coordinates: Judea, 33 AD.a907dbe7ce2c2939d1943fd76b6b4571Mary Magdalene is a 2018 biblical drama film about the woman of the same name, written by Helen Edmundson and Philippa Goslett and directed by Garth Davis. It stars Rooney MaraJoaquin PhoenixChiwetel Ejiofor and Tahar Rahim. It is the last film score completed by composer Jóhann Jóhannsson before his death.

Mary Magdalene, starring Rooney Mara as the titular character, sought to reverse the centuries-old portrayal of Mary Magdalene as a repentant prostitute, while also combating the conspiracy claims of her being Jesus’s wife or sexual partner. Instead, the film portrays her as Jesus’s closest disciple and the only one who truly understands his teachings. This portrayal is partially based on the Gnostic Gospel of Mary Magdalene. The film, which described as having a “strongly feminist bent”, was praised for its music score and cinematography, its surprising faithfulness to the Biblical narrative, and its acting, but was criticized as slow-moving, overwritten, and too solemn to be believable. 

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728 – HHhH / The Man with the Iron Heart (2017)

timespace coordinates: 1930 Germany – 1942  Pragueb77a8b2ca06f110d28516b6b7f641a30The Man with the Iron Heart (released as HHhH in France and Killing Heydrich in Canada) is an English-language French-Belgian biographical war drama-thriller film directed by Cédric Jimenez and written by David Farr, Audrey Diwan, and Jimenez. It is based on French writer Laurent Binet‘s novel HHhH, and focuses on Operation Anthropoid, the assassination of Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich in Prague during World War II. The film stars Jason ClarkeRosamund PikeJack O’ConnellJack Reynor, and Mia Wasikowska.  (wiki)

The original working title of this film, “HHhH”, is a war-time Gestapo acronym for Himmlers Hirn heißt Heydrich (“Himmler’s brain is called Heydrich”),

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