Radical Rehab

Radical Rehab

After seeing what it looks like in the climax of this movie, I think I’ve become even more sensitized. The movie I saw made me keen to subtler manifestations of misogyny by showing the way self-hate feeds into it. Hopefully watching Jo’s tragedy unfold will help others pinpoint where such trends originate and are being nourished consciously or unconsciously in themselves.

 

“Contempt and Self-Hate”

“Contempt and Self-Hate”

If we in the audience were, up to this point, able to surf around the unseemly circumstances of the characters in the movie and cling to some shred of erotic stimulus from the earlier setups, both filmmakers rake them out of your fists, unequivocally in their Act III climax when human acts grossly defy common sense.

 

Highjacking Intent

Highjacking Intent

In direct contrast with mainstream internet adult content, we are shown the dark side of a disease and acquire compassion. The maker of this film is depending on our social corrective instincts to kick in, not to sexually gratify his audience with one more exposé of skin.

 

Rearview Mirror

Rearview Mirror

Screenplays chosen for wide release on the big screen are selected by the filmmakers for some reason, so lets’ examine why they gambled on an adaptation of Noah’s flood this time. The story of Noah reflects our current existential landscape. Noah’s spirit resides in every person alive today that assists in protecting nature and humanity from obliteration.

 

Psychic Penetration

Psychic Penetration

As a maker and watcher of motion pictures, it is customary for me to trespass undetected into the private lives of others. They’re only actors, pretending to be real, but my brain hardly notices. The camera leaves it up to me. Artificial access delivers genuine, gratification, I assure you. I lay down an average of ten or twenty bucks a week for it.

 

Entre Noose

Entre Noose

Every time his blind heroine comes to an emotional turning point, the filmmaker speed shifts into overdrive, covering the action with no less than 100 cameras at the same time. That’s what he claims, anyway. I find the prospect of looking with that many eyes is intriguing.

 

Not About Capitol Punishment

Not About Capitol Punishment

Search your conscience, while examining this painting, for a key to the end of “The Ascent,” and “Dancer in the Dark.” What’s wrong with this picture?

 

A Gift to You

A Gift to You

His multi-disciplined voyage of discovery, through art and architecture, philosophy and physics, poetry and music, intertwined throughout this series, present the viewer with an encyclopedia of masterworks, anecdotes, example upon example of the genius of every generation, for all to discover, appreciate and learn from.

 

Before the Deluge

Before the Deluge

If machines were evil we’d have to condemn the movies as well. And if motion pictures, in the world of automated things, indeed prove to be among the greatest ones ever invented, then we may yet still learn to thrive in a world of machines.

 

“The Mother of All Man and Machine Movies”

“The Mother of All Man and Machine Movies”

With the advent of the personal screen, it’s no longer necessary to think of the audience member furthest back from the action. What becomes the new analogy for sitting in the nosebleed section of a theater is to be the audience member furthest away culturally from the filmmaker’s native orientation.