I suppose this is the question at the heart of the film 'Me and You and Everyone We Know' (2005) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t87QILBZd_I There's a bit of subtext that around every corner a maniac lurks. That something deeply sinister, downright bloody creepy is about to drop on our heads from far above (the Platonic ideal of quirk, … Continue reading Should Miranda July Be Allowed to Make Movies?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVX7df79BNo Trailer looks nuts. I love his dark slices into utopia's sheen. The drugs that keep us happy in the hippodrome splattered across the screen like horse blood and the severed limbs of charioteers. Videodrome was a huge influence on my writing. He makes tech messy and flesh malleable in the metaphysical sense that tech … Continue reading It Is Time to Stop Seeing! It Is Time to Stop Speaking! It Is Time to Start Listening! David Cronenberg’s ‘CRIMES OF THE FUTURE’ Trailer is HERE.
We talked at our writers meet this past Monday a bit about Alfred Hitchcock and how he 'spoke' his films into existence with the theories he built up from his personal history. Of starting in silent films, moving into films with dialogue - but from this transition somewhere along the line developing a belief that … Continue reading The Multiple Realizability Theory of Consciousness Emergence. (Always. Another. Way.)
We Aren’t Just Watching the Decline of the Oscars. We’re Watching the End of the Movies. by Ross Douthat - March 25th, 2022 Thanks to some tumblr posters, there were a few screenshotted pics of sections of this article availble to me, despite my 'free article limit' being reached, though... I don't think I've read … Continue reading The New York Times Laments the Death of Film and Art’s Great Influence on Society and Community (Citing Declining Profits for Blockbusters) From Behind a Paywall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4n2DOV2898 "Sometimes there's no sane reason for optimism" - Bad Religion, 'My Sanity' IGN Interview with Director Steven Soderbergh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8piqd2BWeGI SPEED, the once and future king of action films, is a story about a disgruntled police officer, furious over his meager pension and seeking revenge for the unfair treatment of his labor! He goes on a terrorist bombing campaign of his municipality, utilizing his expertise with explosives to target random citizens of a nation … Continue reading Get In! My Sickly Prostitute Companion! Today We Are Re-Watching SPEED (1994)
What kind of ending can you possibly put on a Hollywood film that is a statement about how people tend to deny reality when faced with death, disaster, and uncomfortable truth? This is your bread and butter, my dudes. This is what you do. Arguably, the purpose of art is to distract from reality. Not … Continue reading Not Planning to Watch ‘Don’t Look Up’ – the Climate Change Movie Couched in an Asteroid Disaster Flick, But I Am Curious to Know What Kind of Ending they Gave It
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux0fwRMl-vA I was compelled to rewatch Igby Goes Down after Kieran Culkin made an appearance hosting on SNL a couple weeks back. This film is like a Salinger short about fucked up rich people. They're interesting, but they are the damned. The world has ruined them by giving them too much of a good deal. … Continue reading Igby Goes Down (2002) – “I Think That You Are Much More Aware Than Even You Realize” / Pissing in the Well One Drinks From