“The problem for us is not whether our desires are satisfied or not. The problem is how do we know what we desire? There is nothing spontaneous, nothing natural about human desires. Our desires are artificial - we have to be taught to desire. Cinema is the ultimate pervert art. It doesn't give you what… Continue reading On ‘The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology’
On my thirtieth birthday I returned again to the Castle Cinema for another double bill, same as last year's celebration when Titane blew my tiny mind. This time around it is Tàr, the first of the double feature, that I am going to discuss.
On ‘Antichrist’ and ‘MEN’
“The definition of women as demonic beings, and the atrocious and humiliating practices to which so many of them were subjected left indelible marks on the female psyche and in women’s sense of possibilities. … For the witch-hunt destroyed a whole world of female practices, collective relations, and systems of knowledge that had been the… Continue reading On ‘Antichrist’ and ‘MEN’
Poster for Titane (dir. Julia Ducournau, Arte France Cinema, 2021) I saw Titane, the second picture by French director Julia Ducournau, at the Castle Cinema in Hackney on my birthday. I was originally booked to see Licorice Pizza, Paul Thomas Anderson's new film, which was TERRIBLE, almost impressively crap; I forgot most of it the… Continue reading On ‘Titane’