Archive for the Film Category

The Neon Demon

Posted in Film, Pretensions toward cultural theory with tags , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle

“Evil floats, weightlessly across the landscape of Los Angeles in Nicolas Winding Refn’s new film, The Neon Demon, co-scripted with TV writer Mary Laws and British dramatist Polly Stenham. It is a reverie of such sheer satanic rapture that Refn could be on danger of taking Bret Easton Elis’ crown as the Aleister Crowley of the 21st century.”

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A Promising Young Woman

Posted in Film, Pretensions toward cultural theory, violence against women with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle

I was fairly horrified by the film ‘A Promising Young Woman’, especially the murder at the end.

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Is ‘Joker’ the Best Film of 2019?

Posted in Film, Observation, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2019 by Jarrod Boyle

 

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“Hitler, as the point of convergence for so many nostalgias, resentments and anxieties, became a historical figure.”

– Joachim Fest, Hitler

In the wake of the Sandy Hook School Shooting in 2012, President Obama gave a press conference during which he beseeched Americans to support the introduction of basic mental health screenings for gun buyers. Continue reading

Sauvage

Posted in Film with tags , , , on March 24, 2019 by Jarrod Boyle

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Sauvage is challenging. Continue reading

Lady Gaga: Magnificently Ugly

Posted in Film, Real Men with tags , , , , , on December 13, 2018 by Jarrod Boyle

 

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If Hollywood filmmaking is spellcasting, A Star Is Born seduced me absolutely. Continue reading

Why Game of Thrones Has Come to Fascinate Us

Posted in Film, Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Lord of the Flies is one of the world’s best-loved allegories of civilization and the way it has played out through violence. Continue reading

9 Minutes of Sheer, Unadulterated Awesome

Posted in Film on July 23, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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Breaking Bad returns early August.

Gird thy loins.

Drag-Racing in the Desert of the Real

Posted in Film, Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Reading with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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I had an argument with some friends of mine recently about Dexter. Personally, I think that is a show for which the script is a poorly-written pretext for the violence. Continue reading

Why the Left is Being Left Behind

Posted in Film, Observation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 7, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

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You can’t take other people’s opinions too seriously. Continue reading

Amazing Porn

Posted in Film, Jokes, Pornography on December 6, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

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This is the most stone-cold bizarre – and remarkable – porn I have seen. I’m not sure what it is that I like best about it; perhaps it is the scenario, the performances, the amazing stunts or the soundtrack.

It has, however, alerted me to the fact that I must be a very boring, mundane person in the boudoir.

WARNING: This is pornography. Do not watch if you are under eighteen, offended by graphic representations of sex,  yadda yadda.

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