Cut Throat City Blu-ray Review

 

  • Aspect Ratio : 2.35:1
  • MPAA rating : R (Restricted)
  • Director : Rza
  • Media Format : Dolby, Widescreen
  • Run time : 2 hours and 3 minutes
  • Release date : October 20, 2020
  • Actors : Shameik Moore, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Denzel Whitaker, Keean Johnson
  • Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Studio : Well Go Usa
  • Number of discs : 2

 

         Social relevance showing up in genre filmmaking is far from new, though it has taken on additional significance in the current cultural climate in America. We have seen this in the increase of female representation in action-oriented genres, including the announcement that the next 007 will be a woman. Similarly, racial representation within Hollywood has taken some clear strides in recent years, which is why she is also black. Because of this, it is equally unsurprising to see RZA integrating these themes into his latest film. Unfortunately, these themes often get lost in a convoluted plot that can’t seem to decide what genre it belongs to or what it wants to say. In terms of representation, Cut Throat City wins, even though it fails at some basic aspects of storytelling.

 

Broil Blu-ray Review

 

  • MPAA rating : (Not Rated)
  • Director : Edward Drake
  • Media Format : Dolby, NTSC, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Run time : 1 hour and 31 minutes
  • Release date : October 13, 2020
  • Actors : Jonathan Lipnicki, Avery Konrad, Timothy V. Murphy, Lochlyn Munro, Catherine Lough Haggquist
  • Studio : Well Go Usa
  • Number of discs : 1


 

         Family-driven terror has been showing up more frequently in the horror genre in recent years, but not in the expected ways. Rather than having a family invaded or attacked by an outside force, we are now seeing the threat come within the family more regularly. These films show us husband against wife (The Invisible Man), parent against child (Mom and Dad), child against parent (Brightburn), among others. This has been especially true of occult narratives such as Hereditary and Ready or Not, and at first it appears as though Broil would fit into this category as well.