thespoongoon

I'm watching movies. “Ethics and aesthetics, as is known, are one.”

Favorite films

  • The Long Gray Line
  • Aspen
  • Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks
  • Not Reconciled

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  • Artemide's Knee

    ★★★★★

  • Gare du Nord

  • Hand Film

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  • Artemide's Knee

    Artemide's Knee

    ★★★★★

    Have you ever known a person who was many things in one, who carried them with her, so that her every gesture, every thought you form of her, contains an infinity of things of your earth and and your sky, and contains words, memories, days gone by you’ll never know, future days, certainties, and another earth and another sky which is not yours to possess?

    Exhaustive and exhausting. Making this after Huillet’s death, watching it after Straub’s, isn’t this true…

  • Aspen

    Aspen

    ★★★★★

    Do you realize that you're a part of a vast and marvelous community?

    The movie snaps into focus at around 1:40, when a man at a book club laments Felicité's unexamined life, which he sees so many others around him living — even going so far as to compare them to worms. Prior to this, I was noting the numerous scenes of pedagogy and study (being reminded of Moten & Harney) but they failed to constellate for me until this moment:…

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  • The Algerian War!

    The Algerian War!

    ★★★★★

    I'm finally beginning to understand: it all hangs on a pun of "guerre" ("war") and "guérir" ("to cure"), for as the book's subtitle explains, a means of resolution to stress, anxiety and depression without medicine or psychoanalysis. War was a false solution, and our rebellious soldier is looking to actually cure those wrongs, without medicine or psychoanalysis. Two "wrongs" don't make a "right"; but instead a "wrong" must be negated, and “only violence helps where violence rules.”

  • Sentimental Romance

    Sentimental Romance

    ★★★★★

    the perfect viewing experience: in 240p on archive.org