Tag Archives: Sexuality

Pablo Marìn, August 11, 2014

After a few hours of bombarding myself in the big city with big-screen big-finance digital entertainments – a surprisingly, and even somewhat embarrassingly, for how I thought I self-identified aesthetically, tolerable experience – I shot myself between the termini of … Continue reading

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Marlene the Great

4 Nov 2013: The Scarlet Empress (DVD, 1934, Josef von Sternberg) If one can’t tell from the year, the frequent intertitles, the favoring of expressive visual collages to forward-reverse dialogue exchanges, and the huge cast with lavish costumes and set … Continue reading

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Haunting, Taunting, Daunting

20 Oct 2013: Empire of Passion (DVD, 1976, Nagisa Oshima) Though entirely different in its subject matter from the other films of Oshima I’ve seen, it too possesses the same sort of mystical eerieness that pervades the others. It’s not … Continue reading

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A Fierce Miss American Pie-Maker

16 Oct 2013: Mildred Pierce (DVD, 2011, Todd Haynes) Though at first I was impressed with the visual tributes to melodrama-master Rainer Werner Fassbinder (there’s a PFA retrospective of his at the moment), the frosted glass, the dollies behind prominent … Continue reading

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Sex Expositive

11 Sep 2013: Sweet Movie (DVD, 1974, Dušan Makavejev) Like The Model Couple (above) and other similarly spirited films from the 70s this film has a good-humored lightness and a liberation from the smooth forms and stylistics of typical dramas … Continue reading

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