Category Archive: food

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?

 

“Nocturnal Emission”

“Nocturnal Emission”

If a major goal of democracy is to give everyone a gun, then a major goal of storytelling must be to prevent us from pulling the trigger. The preservation and protection of personal liberties could not be of greater importance in the minds of the great storytellers. The films in this series have that in common.

 

“Resisting Domestication, or the Reclamation of our Wild Nature.”

“Resisting Domestication, or the Reclamation of our Wild Nature.”

Most of humankind huddles closely together over the dividing line between poverty and self-sufficiency and Josh Zeitlen’s lens stands squarely over that fulcrum.

 

Being Venus in a Venus Crazed World

Being Venus in a Venus Crazed World

The filmmaker has gradually imposed on his audience a hip cinematic predicament, but it’s not our camera, so we can’t be blamed. We are only watching.Right?

 

The Cult of Venus in Motion Pictures

The Cult of Venus in Motion Pictures

Few of her modern adherents still connect with her illustrious lineage. Present day folk place are less superstitious and more literal. She’s morphed from The Morning Star into The Ideal Babe, blown up thirty feet tall at the local movie theater.

 

Comedy and Tragedy

Comedy and Tragedy

Storytellers utilize comedy and tragedy to perform an ongoing autopsy on the culture. When we talk about comedy and tragedy as different things, we are talking about a singular reality we’ve pried apart for clues. They shed light on our preoccupations, conscious and unconscious.