Favorite films

  • Heat
  • Bullet in the Head
  • Andrei Rublev
  • Manhunter

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  • You Hurt My Feelings


  • Blue Steel


  • Safe in Hell


  • The Dead Zone


Pinned reviews

  • See You Friday, Robinson

    See You Friday, Robinson

    For photogénie, I trace a continuity between how Godard represented other filmmakers in his films, and how he controlled the way his own image (and sound and text) was (re)presented in films of other directors. This continuity comes in the form of his dialectical philosophy of cinema, or what he refers to as "langage."
    Read the text here: Godard As Presence - A Ghost Obituary.

  • Antigone



    «هشدار برشت در باب خطرات غیرقابل تصور جنگ‌های آینده، حالا (سال ۲۰۲۲) به یک پیش‌گویی می‌ماند: ۱۰سال پس از ساخت آنتیگونه، سیاستمدار-سرمایه‌داران کنگرۀ آمریکا در «کپیتال هیل»، به بهانه‌ای ساختگی رای به جنگی دادند که دهه‌ها طول کشید و تبعاتش همچنان ادامه دارد. فیلمی که در ظاهر اقتباسی ساده از نمایشنامه‌ای قدیمی به نظر می‌رسید، نه تنها نمای بلند پیچیده‌ای است از تاریخ، بلکه نگاهی تیزبین است به آینده.»

    با کمک از مفهوم پالیمسست، درباره ی جایگاه تاریخ و حافظه در چند فیلم استروب و اوییه نوشتم

Recent reviews

  • Safe in Hell

    Safe in Hell


    "What are you doing with all the men?"
    "You ain't takin' any of em?"

  • The Strawberry Blonde

    The Strawberry Blonde


    “Hey what’s the name of that number?”
    “You know better than I do what’s the name of the thing they’re playing.”
    “And the Band Played On… we’ll never have those good times again, Nick.”
    “Ah she was a beautiful girl.”
    “Now what made you bring up Virginia?”
    “You were stuck on her, ain’t you?”
    “Me, na! I liked her, in a nice way.”
    “Yeah I liked her too, but I forget which way.”
    “How long are they…

Popular reviews

  • Trouble in Paradise

    Trouble in Paradise


    This was made in 1932 for general audiences. What happened? when was America so sophisticated? and how could we have gone so far in the other direction?

    Peter Bogdanovich

  • Léon Morin, Priest

    Léon Morin, Priest


    Emmanuelle Riva as a bisexual commie atheist and Blemondo as a sexy intellectual priest in a film by Jean-Pierre Melville?