The thing that puzzles me most about Pixar’s Monsters University is its intended audience.
Watching Sarah Polley’s extraordinary documentary Stories We Tell, I found myself thinking about Barthes’ Camera Lucida and the relationship between Continue reading
Twerking as cultural appropriation is old news. Here’s Nielsen doing her notorious “Gaucho” dance in Afgrunden (1910). As Nietzsche put it: Continue reading
To judge from the 3D movies I’ve seen lately, I think it’s fair to say that the purported 50% increase Continue reading
In honor of National Shark Week (Incidentally, the Discovery Channel just changed its tagline to “Grab Life By the Globe.” Continue reading
The best part of Elysium is when Sharlto Copley’s nasty bounty hunter / sleeper agent sends out search drones and Continue reading
I finally streamed Upstream Color (netflix), and found it as mesmerizing, perplexing, and infuriating as it was made out to be. Continue reading
In his essay “The Fact of Television” (which shouldn’t be missed by anyone interested in these things), Stanley Cavell contrasts Continue reading