Union Bustopher Wilson

Union Bustopher Wilson

a r t s n o b h e a r t t h r o b

Favorite films

  • Eros + Massacre
  • Nomad
  • The Satin Slipper
  • Mera Naam Joker

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  • Days of Wine and Roses

    ★★★½

  • The Mummy

    ★★★½

  • A Bay of Blood

    ★★★★★

  • Syriana

    ★★

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  • Transformers: Age of Extinction

    Transformers: Age of Extinction

    ★★★★½

    Last year I had a reading linking 80s action movies to Christian painting in their concern with expressing the resilience and beauty of the male body undergoing trials by fire. Indeed it's difficult to watch a film like Rambo: First Blood Part II, particularly the torture scenes where Stallone's glistening muscles are bound in a cruciform position without recalling a sort of Christian image. Matthias Stom's Christ Crowned with Thorns is the most obvious point of reference for that film…

  • Fruits of Passion

    Fruits of Passion

    ★★★★½

    Is everyone who's ever expressed an opinion on this thing a complete dufus? I guess so. They are talking about a great artist's most complex work as if it were just a Just Jaeckin movie. Here goes.

    It forms a diptych with Emperor Tomato Ketchup in their concern with western understandings of the far east and the humiliation/crypto-castration of Japan after the end of World War II. ETK is a satire of American's rationalization of Japanese militarism during World War…