Favorite films

  • Cries and Whispers
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Opening Night
  • Dog Day Afternoon

Recent activity

  • Inland Empire

  • Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life

  • This Much I Know to Be True

  • La Ricotta

Recent reviews

  • Utamaro and His Five Women

    Utamaro and His Five Women

    Sometime during 18th century Japan a certain Kitagawa Utamaro wandered along the Yoshiwara district, one pleasure house to the next. Two centuries went by and Utamaro's beaten track had wartorn citizens following along it, now to and fro whatever theatres were left standing in occupied Japan. To say Utamaro's presence was felt is less figurative than it sounds, indeed in 1946 Utamaro was really there on the big screen, and his artistic tribulations were seamlessly recalled in both senses…

  • Love and Anarchy

    Love and Anarchy

    Many a traveler would ask woman for the key to the countries he visits: when he holds an Italian or Spanish woman in his arms, he feels he possesses the fragrant essence of Italy or Spain. “When I come to a new city, the first thing I do is to visit a brothel,” said a journalist.

    - The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir;

    The 40s saw the heart of Europe snatched, split and spread across its brothels, in each…

Popular reviews

  • Angel's Egg

    Angel's Egg

    stuffed with love, choking on tongues
    stretching your throat and filling you lungs
    till you gag and your teeth
    ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎sink
    like white ships
    on a moonless sea
    (from above)
    ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎…

  • Dreams


    I dream of her naked back. I dream of rust sprinkled on my hand. I dream of a string of blood dancing across laminated steel. I dream of pure white mist scrapping bare the mountains it brushes on. I dream I'm a bag of toys floating through space, dropping some along the way. I dream of a doctor performing open-heart surgery on an human-sized European robin. I dream of the butterfly man, a friend in my dreams with yellow butterflies…