“If you’re trapped in the dream of the other, you’re fucked.” — Gilles Deleuze

•July 25, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Dreams for Sale

•April 29, 2010 • Leave a Comment

The Politics of Experience

•March 13, 2010 • Leave a Comment

” I am a specialist, God help me, in events in inner space and time, in experience called thoughts,images, reveries, memories, dreams, visions, hallucinations, dreams of memories, memories of dreams, memories of visions, dreams of hallucinations, refractions of refractions of refractions of that original Alpha and Omega of experience and reality, that Reality on whose repression, denial, splitting, projection, falsification and general desecration and profanation our civilization as much as on anything is based”.

R.D. Laing, The Politics of Experience

Lucky 13: Best of 2009 ( Many still to see)

•February 2, 2010 • Leave a Comment

1. The Headless Woman (Martel)

2. Anti-Christ (Von Trier)

3. Goodbye Solo ( Bahrani)

4. The White Ribbon ( Haneke)

5.  Lorna’s Silence ( Dardenne)

6. Drag me to Hell (Raimi)

7. The Hurt Locker ( Bigelow)

8. Inglorious Basterds ( Tarantino)

9. The  Bad Lieutenant: Port of call – New Orleans (Herzog)

10. Police, Adjective ( Porumboiu)

11. Pontypool ( McDonald)

12. Moon ( Jones)

13. House of the devil ( West)

Still need to see Love Exposure and both of Clare Denis latest films White material and 35 shots of rum.

Perfromance: 10 Favourite Male Performances (or Presences) of the Decade

•December 10, 2009 • 1 Comment

1. Daniel Day Lewis in There will be blood (and Gangs of New York).

2. Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain (and the Joker).

3. Micheal Fassbender in Hunger.

4. Christian Bale in American Psycho.

5. Birol Unel in HEAD-ON.

6. Mark Ruffalo in You Can Count On Me.

7. Souleymane Sy Savane in Goodbye Solo.

8. Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler.

9. Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Mysterious Skin.

10. Nicolas Cage in The Bad Lieutenant:Port of Call-New Orleans.

Perfromance: 10 Favourite Female Performances (or Presences) of the Decade

•December 10, 2009 • Leave a Comment

1. Isabelle Huppert in The Piano Teacher

2. Naomi Watts in Mulholland Dr.

3. Asia Argento in The Last Mistress.

4. Arta Dobroshi in The Silence of Lorna.

5. Anamaria Marinca in 4 Months, 3 weeks and 2 days.

6. Charlotte Gainsbourg in Antichrist.

7. Cate Blanchett in I’m Not There.

8. Marion Cotillard in La Vie en Rose.

9. Samantha Morton in Morvern Callar.

10. Marina Onetto in The Headless Woman.

The Horror: Top Ten Horror Films 2000-09

•December 6, 2009 • Leave a Comment

1. Inside ( Bustillo, Alexandre and Maury, Julien) 2007

2. In My Skin ( De Van, Maria) 2002

3. The Descent ( Marshall, Neil) 2005

4. REC  (Balaguero, Jaume and Plaza, Paco) 2007

5.  Irreversible (Noe, Gaspar) 2002

6. Twenty-Nine Palms (Dumont, Bruno) 2003

7. 28 Days Later ( Boyle, Danny) 2002

8. Slither ( Gunn, James) 2006

9.  House of the Devil ( West, Ti) 2009

10. Martyrs ( Laugier, Pascal) 2008)

Close Behind: Pontypool, Anti-Christ, Drag Me To Hell, Ginger Snaps, High Tension, Trouble Every Day, The Ring, Left Bank, Splinter, Grace.