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
  • L'Aquarium et la Nation

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  • Spencer

  • Déjà Vu

  • Man on Fire

  • Hood Doves

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  • Déjà Vu

    Déjà Vu

    [Claire's father shows a series of images of her to Doug] "... I need her to matter to you."

    Amongst all of the political cynicism on display here, there's also a strain reminding us of a hope in filmic representation: we might connect to one another.

  • The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg

    The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg

    ★★★★★

    The continuation of our current lives is only made possible by the refusal of what would make those very lives worth living.

    "Isn't there something in analytic discourse that can introduce us to the following: that every subsistence or persistence of the world as such must be abandoned?"

    "You must change your life."

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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