― Frances Ha (2012)
"Is that bad? I’m sorry. I feel bad."
‘Perhaps we’re the same person, with no boundaries. Perhaps we flow through each other, stream through each other boundlessly and magnificently. You bear such terrible thoughts….it’s almost painful to be near you.’
Fanny och Alexander
[1982 Ingmar Bergman]
Cocteau Twins | Iceblink Luck
you’re the match of jericho, that will burn this whole madhouse down
arthur kleinjan, paris looks. 1999-2001
Between 1999 and 2001, the artist spent hours perched in a balcony above the Sacré Coeur church in Paris, watching the people below. As tourists struck poses for souvenir snapshots, he would take a second photograph from behind.
“Sometimes it takes a few seconds for their friends to get the camera ready, and they suddenly don’t know what to do with their bodies. They ask themselves, what leg do I stand on? A bag, or a bottle of water should be out of the image, so they keep it behind their back. They design themselves into what they think is a nice picture … I wanted to show the moment of alteration, as the tourists transform themselves into an image. They seem very self-conscious about the way they look. Vulnerability is revealed. Their discomfort with their own body, as they stand there, is isolated in time and space, waiting to become a future memory.” (x)
Catherine Deneuve / Photographed by Dominique Issermann / For L’Officiel Magazine May 2014
Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.
That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.
Holy Motors, dir. Leos Carax
Paradise: Love, dir. Ulrich Seidl
Amour, dir. Michael Haneke
Rock of Ages, dir. Adam Shankman
The Dictator, dir. Larry Charles
Savages, dir. Oliver Stone
All That Jazz, dir. Bob Fosse
Apocalypse Now, dir. Francis Ford Coppola
Alien, dir. Ridley Scott
I don’t really have bad films from that year
Vive L’Amour, dir. Tsai Ming Liang
Pulp Fiction, dir. Quentin Tarantino
Chungking Express, dir. Wong kar Wai
(also Hoop Dreams)
The Flintstones, dir. Brian Levant