SOUTH OF HEAVEN was not the original title for the latest film from Israeli writer/director Aharon Keshales. It’s not unusual for films to go through title changes during production but I was struck by a curiosity- wondering how a clever enough title like “Till Death” became the more somber “South of Heaven.” Why choose that phrase for a new title? When I researched the phrase the only thing that consistently popped up was a song, I was passingly familiar with by the metal band Slayer. Stranger connections in pop culture have occurred before, I suppose. So, I thought about this song I had not heard since my young and angry days and how it may add to the understanding of this southern-fried piece of neo-noir from one half of the filmmaking team behind the mean-spirited, yet darkly comic, thriller BIG BAD WOLVES.
The best part about Marvel’s Ant-Man and The Wasp so far are three things: 1) They didn’t try to pull that miniature-sized trailer bullshit like they did for the first film, 2) The first official promo now online helps lend more insight into Paul Rudd’s second appearance with the ensemble in Civil War, and 3) Evangeline Lilly, and the amount of asses that she kicks here. It’s pretty wicked; Of course you’re allowed your own three too. With Marvel, we’re all winners here. ?