The Eminem-produced satire Bodied knows every dis you’ll have and gets there first

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Joseph Kahn’s new satirical comedy, Bodied, is the “more of a comment than a question” movie about race, privilege, and verse of 2018. If Blindspotting had too much narrative cohesion and nuance for you, try Bodied, which riddles its audience with dialogue and ideas at such a rapid-fire pace that none of them ever…

"Look What You Made Me Do" director Joseph Kahn ranks the 5 videos that influenced him the most

Joseph Kahn has been active in the music video industry for more than 25 years, working with some of the biggest artists in the world on their most iconic videos, such as Eminem’s “Without Me,” Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name,” and Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood.” In the video above, Kahn tells us the five music videos that…

Taylor Swift video director Joseph Kahn tells us how the industry has changed

Joseph Kahn has been active in the music video industry for more than 25 years, working with some of the biggest artists in the world like Eminem, Usher, Pharrell Williams, and Lady Gaga. More recently, he’s directed some of Taylor Swift’s most popular videos, including 2015’s “Bad Blood” and this year’s “Look What…

Joseph Kahn’s smart-ass rap satire Bodied holds court at Midnight Madness

“Probably assume everything is a gun metaphor.” The opener to the Midnight Madness program at this year’s TIFF, Joseph Kahn’s Bodied (Grade: B) is loosely a battle-rap All About Eve, but it’s so thickly packed with technical and verbal dazzle that whatever biting point it might have had to make ends up completely…

Taylor Swift’s video director defends her by comparing her to Nicole Brown Simpson

Amateur sleuth Kim Kardashian West broke this whole “Famous” thing wide open over the weekend when she released footage of a phone call between Kanye West and Taylor Swift, in which they discussed some of the song’s lyrics. Swift, who has famously written and performed songs inspired by her fallings-out with other…

The makers of that Power/Rangers fan film to tackle racism in their next project

Back before Lionsgate officially put its own gritty Power Rangers reboot into action, filmmakers Adi Shankar and Joseph Kahn released a legally questionable fan film called Power/Rangers. That project managed to get people surprisingly hyped about the Power Rangers—something the actual movie hasn’t really been able to…

UPDATED: Saban morphs into a company stabbing itself in the foot in Power/Rangers dispute

Even if you’re using a comically oversized, sparkly weapon to do it, stabbing yourself in the foot is still stabbing yourself in the foot. But that seems to be the route that billionaire Haim Saban and his company are taking in the dispute over Power/Rangers, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fan film created and…

The creators of that Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fan film might be in trouble

Hey, have you seen that Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fan film with James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff that’s been going around? Pretty cool, right? If you haven’t, better get on that quick, because according to Deadline Haim Saban, the billionaire producer who owns the U.S. rights to the Power Rangers franchise, is…

Katee Sackhoff and James Van Der Beek made a Mighty Morphin fan film that’s actually good

Fan films are a dime a dozen: the products of passion, creative ambition, and usually very little in the way of money or experience. So it’s a bit odd to see one from a producer with credits on several Hollywood films, or featuring performances from recognizable, beloved actors. And even if these various luminaries…