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Favorite films

  • The Water Was So Clear
  • The Enchantment of the Blue Sailors
  • The Child of Another
  • The Youth Killer

Recent activity

  • Bath Scene


  • Dutch Fishing Boats


  • The Nightingale's Prayer

  • Whore


Recent reviews

  • Bath Scene

    Bath Scene


    Bath Scene was shot with a Mutoscope camera (built by William K.L. Dickson, this one-minute film's director & his partner Herman Casler, copyright in 1895). The Mutoscope had a huge negative, larger than anything we have today in size and potential aspect ratio, with the exception of IMAX. There were no perfs, so if it's steady the original film is probably beholding to subsequent digital restoration. Historical glee 20 years prior to World War !.

  • Wife! Be Like a Rose!

    Wife! Be Like a Rose!


    No, I'm not very enchanted with melodramas myself, but before I impale myself on Douglas Sirk-a-likes, I'd much prefer trusting Naruse. Wife! Be Like a Rose (1935) is still a bit early for Naruse to have hit his stride, but his sense of uncomfortable tension, feminism and dramatic humanism are already in place.

Popular reviews

  • All About Lily Chou-Chou

    All About Lily Chou-Chou


    Teddy bears and semi-hard dicks and kites and bullies and the school nurse fanning an under-worked imagination, and emo pianos and thin soporific voices and let's take a dreamy vacation and vomit on the floor and piss from the bridge and break shit and look stupefied for years and hold a green apple and sing like little angels and get all video camera saturated and digital camera misty and forget where we are and follow cul de sacs into nowhere…

  • The Merchant of Four Seasons

    The Merchant of Four Seasons


    I don't believe anyone has the right to comment on this film with any possibility of authority unless that person realizes (even if hidden from view) that he or she is a pig. Me, I'm something of a pig, but unfortunately don't have any faith that anything I say will help us out of our universal barnyard predicament, but I can recommend this film very highly to those who think too much, take long walks alone through the city parks,…