Archive for Netflix

Ex Machina

Posted in Film, Pretensions toward cultural theory with tags , , , , on August 24, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle

I tend to peruse my Netflix and Stan accounts with dismay. Firstly, they clash with the portrait I paint of myself socially, as someone who ‘doesn’t watch television.’ Secondly, I find that I’ll open an account with a streaming service because I want to see something specific, like Parasite, for example, and then I’m confounded by the volume of crap I don’t want to see that comes with it.

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Bert Kreischer and the Mechanics of Subversion

Posted in Pretensions toward cultural theory with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2019 by Jarrod Boyle

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I went to see Bert Kreischer last Saturday night. I realised, once he came onstage and took off his shirt, that I had seen him before: he tells the story of his student trip to Russia in the viral video ‘The Machine.’ Continue reading

An Open Letter to Hannah Gadsby

Posted in Real Men, Statement of intention with tags , , , , , , on August 4, 2018 by Jarrod Boyle

 

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I just wanted to write to tell you how much I enjoyed your show, ‘Nanette.’ You don’t see a lot of genuinely incendiary stuff anymore. Incendiary and vital. Continue reading

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