Category Archives: Movies

Pope Brody Issues an Encyclical

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Like the Pope issuing a bull, New Yorker film critic Richard Brody has declared Louis CK’s I LOVE YOU, DADDY to be a “disgusting movie that should never have been acquired for distribution in the first place.” … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Manhatta(n)

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The Unpersoning of Louis C.K.

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Over at New York Magazine’s Vulture, progressive media critic and RogerEbert.com editor Matt Zoller Seitz proclaims that “Louis C.K. is Done”: Bill Cosby, Kevin Spacey, and Harvey Weinstein’s entire body of work has been retroactively contaminated by … Continue reading

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Progressive Hypocrisy Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I watched FIFTY SHADES DARKER and JOHN WICK 2 over the weekend, neither of which were very good movies, yet both are partially redeemed by the performances of Dakota Johnson and Keanu Reeves respectively. After watching them … Continue reading

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Notes on “Rocco”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: In “Rocco,” sex performer Rocco Siffredi presents himself as a porno Man of Sorrows. The camera ruefully venerates him, as do the young women he “breaks” on camera. The picture opens with a languorous close-up of … Continue reading

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All the Fine Pleasures of Life

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I liked Hubert Woroniecki’s documentary on Elite Modeling kingpin John Casablancas, particularly the subject’s reflections on life, beauty, sex, and leisure. It’s based on voice recordings Casablancas made prior to his death, so it’s a bit … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: The Peculiar Institution

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The city of Savannah abounds in parks, as they are called—squares, fenced in, with trees. Young children and infants were there, with very respectable colored nurses—young women, with bandanna and plaid cambric turbans, and superior in … Continue reading

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