Category Archives: Performers

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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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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A Few Thoughts and Questions about the Weinstein Affair

Paleo Retiree writes: Woody Allen says that he’s “sad” for Harvey Weinstein. I want to bring up a handful of things that seem to me to deserve to be mentioned in the midst of the Weinstein madness. Not that Harvey … Continue reading

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Notes on “Sweet Dreams”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Marco Bellocchio may be the dean of contemporary filmmakers, but few talk about him. When he makes a good movie, people shrug and say something about “Fists in the Pocket.” They don’t seem to realize that … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Sasha Grey

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Is it fair to call Sasha Grey a legend? I feel like it is, in part because her meteoric plummet through the hardcore porn industry now seems like part of a past era. Upon seeing her … Continue reading

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“Elle”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Over the last 20 years Paul Verhoeven has displayed a fascination for put-through-the-wringer women. He likes their defiant glamour and their steadfastness in the face of chaos. In “Showgirls,” “Black Book,” and now “Elle” one has … Continue reading

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Notes on “Sully”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Perhaps it took an older director, and one with the conservative impulses of Clint Eastwood, to make the story of Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger into a movie about the heroism of dutifulness. Though “Sully” is set in … Continue reading

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