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  • Elvis

    Elvis

    Elvis manages to reach this certain poetic beauty not necessarily through a singular brilliance in its wild use of montage, compositions and overlays, but rather in the continuous barrage of visual and sonic ecstasy which result in a kind of perpetual daze, where one’s comprehension of certain historical details or even just specific narrative progression turn completely into an amorphous gelatinous goo. This aspect of the film IMO is its greatest strength because unlike other recent grand attempts at myth-making…

  • France

    France

    It is oddly fitting that I saw this film on the same day as Rear Window and Souvenir Part II- all three films being aware (to varying degrees) of how their formal construction directly interacts and reacts with their own narrative confines. Though I think in the end, Lea Seydoux's facial acrobatics won me over Jimmy Stewart's constant state of slight bemusement and confusion...

    With France, more than the other two, I felt this constant transformation of all the moving…

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  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    In this latest episode of who wants to be a post-modernist, Hollywood Hustler and former funnyman, Adam McKay, presents to us the most brazenly obnoxious and predictable attempt at political satire since his own witless "comedy", Vice, in 2018.

    Don’t Look Up is so poorly constructed from almost every conceivable angle, that it almost starts to function incidentally as some form of auto-critique – like a parasite on a mission to burrow through someone’s guts, getting confused, and starting to…

  • Film

    Film

    ★★★★

    At the start of Beckett’s almost 100 pages of notes on his 20 minute short, “Film”, he quotes Irish philosopher George Berkley: “Esse est Percipi”. This basically means “to be is to be perceived”. And despite the fact that Beckett actually misquoted Berkley, – Berkley originally wrote “esse is percipi” – it is likely they would have shared the same sentiment. Lacan would go on to write more extensively about this idea of “being seen” in his works on the…