So last week I decided to run a theme, which ended up being war, as a way of starting to get back into my film-based writings. War Movie Week is officially done, but now it turns out I'll have more free time this week than I originally thought, so why not do another theme? Part of the rationale behind choosing war as last week's genre was that we were coming out of the Christmas period and I was subverting its traditional association with peace. To continue that theme, why don't we subvert a different value associated with Christmas: generosity.
To see the opposite of generosity, one needs look no further than the criminal underworld. So between Monday and Friday, I will be watching five different crime films. Similar to my previous week, I will be breaking up each day into a specific category based on a different type of crime, with a few possible candidates for each that will be selected on their respective days. This roster won't be as linear as last week's (where I was able to organize each day by time period), so I am instead sorting the crimes alphabetically. Here is the official schedule for the week:
As before, you can let me know what you think in the comments. Feel free to recommend crime films based on the above categories, though I can't make any promises that I will watch your recommendations for this event.