Category Archives: Performers

Juxtaposin': Waking Beauties

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: (Sorry about the wonky aspect ratio.)

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Notes on “John Wick”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: As John Wick, the titular assassin of the 2014 action film, Keanu Reeves has a grave physicality. He moves like he has weights in his shoes, and his face, always beautiful, has a hardness, like it’s … Continue reading

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“Get On Up”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Get On Up,” the recent biopic about funk legend James Brown, tries to break all the rules. In this sense it’s a bit like Todd Haynes’ “I’m Not There,” which treated the life of Bob Dylan … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Shu Qi

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Shu Qi is among the most famous Asian actresses in the world, known for her roles in populist fare (the first “Transporter” film) as well as arthouse material (several Hou Hsiao-Hsien projects). But the Taiwanese-born beauty … Continue reading

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Photo Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A Life magazine photo of girls in an unidentified New York nightclub taken by Gjon Mili, 1947. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Our Favorite Things from 2014

Blowhard, Esq. writes: For approximately the 14th year in a row my pop music taste slid into middling mediocrity, but I’m perfectly OK with that. I long ago abandoned caring about or following new music. I loved The Black Keys’ “Turn … Continue reading

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“I’m Sorry You Feel That Way”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Bill Burr’s new Netflix special is often dazzling. It’s 80 minutes long, and there’s not a down spot in it. No one can rant like Burr; his routine is a quicksilver stream of beligerence. It’d be grating if it weren’t so dizzyingly … Continue reading

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