"Heaven has a road, but no one travels it; Hell has no gate, but men will bore through to get there."

Friday, July 31, 2009


Lil prettier than the Hitler cookies...


I am rarely speechless... but I am upon viewing this...
And I love Roseanne, but just not quite sure where this one was meant to go...?

Friday, July 24, 2009




Filmography2007 - Irina Palm2006 - Paris, je t'aime2006 - Marie Antoinette2004 - Nord-Plage2004 - Letter to True, A2001 - Intimacy2001 - Far from China1996 - Crimetime1995 - Moondance1994 - Shopping1993 - When Pigs Fly1992 - Turn of the Screw, The1975 - Assault on Agathon1974 - Ghost Story1972 - Lucifer Rising1969 - Hamlet1968 - Girl on a Motorcycle, The1967 - I'll Never Forget What's'isname

Attempt at theatre turned soft porn...

I was tragically unable to find the clips I wanted from Danny Radcliffe's NYC stint in Equus...

But I did find this- and there certainly are a lot of little minds out there busy at making the HP fantasy into another, er, fantasy!?


Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Madeleine L'Engle was an Episcopalian and believed in universal salvation, writing that "All will be redeemed in God's fullness of time, all, not just the small portion of the population who have been given the grace to know and accept Christ. All the strayed and stolen sheep. All the little lost ones." As a result of her promotion of Christian universalism, many Christian bookstores refused to carry her books, which were also frequently banned from Christian schools and libraries. This is somewhat ironic, since some of her most secular critics attacked her work for being too religious. Her views on divine punishment were similar to those of George MacDonald, who also had a large influence on her fictional work. She said "I cannot believe that God wants punishment to go on interminably any more than does a loving parent. The entire purpose of loving punishment is to teach, and it lasts only as long as is needed for the lesson. And the lesson is always love."

Friday, July 17, 2009


Hard to say that we have gone anywhere but backwards in the evolution of our taste for appreciating extreme and varied forms of sexulatity. I find it shocking that this film made more than twenty years ago, well, kinda shocked me. Put down those Cheers & Friends dvds and get a load of this America!



Tuesday, July 14, 2009



In a role of subtlety that at times makes Scarface seem a bit banal, Al Pacino goes far beyond delivering in this 1980 film directed by Exorcist master William Friedkin... take a look at the trailer and the surreal popper snorting scene and then watch the movie. Watch it at least a few times, for while so nuanced and fluid it appears a fairly simple story, there are so many killers and so many personalities at work that one's head can't stop spinning and begins constantly questioning all the motivations at work. Filmed on location in the late '70s rough leatherclubs, bars and bookstores of a NYC West Side that has long since been vanquished by both plagues and time, it makes the most hardened wax for the time when freedom was really this free and not the watered down value we can barely cultivate today. While protested for equating homosexuality and violence by the nascent gay rights activists in the pre-AIDS era, it is actually a bold historical record and affirmation of those times. It is not in the least judgmental, and on the contrary, promotes the idea of people as people whether they be engaged, friends or homosexual lovers. The Pacino character speaks out against abusing people simply because of a label. In the true spirit of irony that wraps the film up like a dark bruised package, while considered by some to be exploitive, it is actually liberating far in advance of its time in ways that would not be seen coming to full fruition for twenty more years. Don't let the shallow arrogance of hindsight deprive you of the stunning depth of this film or make you dismiss its proactive relevance.


Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Purest of Treats...

So I read Frank Rich's column in the NYTimes every Sunday to keep me connected to a sane and responsible view of politics... however, today's was something about Sarah Palin. I had to abstain. It made me a little sad to cheat Frank out of a loyal read, but the only person in America less deserving of serious commentary in the nation's finest paper would be Michael Jackson. Ooops- I guess they covered him pretty fully this week too! very sad face... It remains a puzzle to me that the serious citizenry of our country are so acutely fixated upon an ignorant, arrogant political opportunist and an utterly fractured yet self-obsessed child molester for whom the only responsibility appears to be the satisfaction of their own empty egos. In a time when real heroes who actually help and contribute have never been more essential, this bottom feeding is not only lamentable, but gratuitous. Fortunately, a few are still thinking... like Alan in his post below on DC's about Milton. While it is about angels having sex, it is also scholarly and eloquent. Enjoy it along with his fascinating blog below that pulls us out of the shallow moment and back into the stream of



Thursday, July 9, 2009


Director Robert Mulligan who gave us To Kill A Mockingbird really vears into American gothic with this lesser known 1972 horror tale that could only be compared to The Waltons meets The Omen on the set of Cold Comfort Farm. Vintage rural summer creepiness...


Tuesday, July 7, 2009


A friend's thoughts on this film:

We shall have to cover Mala Noche- I
cannot watch it again or I will drown in
my own ejaculate! The irony of street
hos reinforcing Neo-Platonism w a
uniquely American 1950s romantic
Existentialism... def saw the roots of Idaho
and stuff Ang Lee swiped for BB Mtn.
Luv the black and white
that can even
make migrants look sexy...
I say that w love! Van Sant digs into my
consciousness on screen like Sondheim
does in music- something about the
WSS ethos... lonely, longing, angry outsiders

lost in silent, less musical shadows...




*pay special attention to what Curtis has to say
in several snippets about the destructive nature of
the endless cycles of American Puritanism and his
choice of the Humansexual~~

Sunday, July 5, 2009


It's campy and cool and upliftting and has Shakespeare, Mendelssohn, Patrick Wolf and a bunch o' hotties- just watch it...



Friday, July 3, 2009


Nihilism has a truth and an emotional value worthy of expression, but the Nihilists espousing "no exit" from the catastrophe of humanity have only grasped the first noble truth of being and therefore deprived themselves of the journey higher and deeper out of the one-dimensional "flatland" of modern culture...