Wednesday, 15 August 2012

The Laugh of Dworkin: Counter Erotics


Counter Erotics:
A Manifesto For an Axiomatic Anti-Pornography

A new tumblr from Dominic Fox that will eventually form the basis of a new book on pornography. With writing so far from Andrea Dworkin on sexual intelligence, Hélène Cixous on the inexchangeable, J.-F. Lyotard on capitalism - plus clips from Kate Bush - it's going to be a den of insightful delights...

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Documentary/Non Fiction Films, Top Thirty

As my own "top films of all time" LIST got so long, I had to divide it up; so here's just the documentary/non fiction selection (excluding short films) top 30 in random order:



Grey Gardens,
Albert and David Maysles
(1975)


Decasia,
Bill Morrison
(2002)


Robinson in Space,
Patrick Keiller
(1997) 


The Great White Silence
Herbert Ponting,
(1924)

Louise Bourgeois:
The Spider, the Mistress and
the Tangerine,
Marion Cajori
(2008)


Paris is Burning
Jennie Livingstone
(1989)


Patience
(After Sebald)
Grant Gee
(2012)


The Alcohol Years
Carol Morley
(2000)

Nitrate Kisses
Barbara Hammer
(1992)

The Nine Muses
John Akomfrah
(2010)

The Celluloid
Closet,
Rob Epstein
(1995)

In Bed With
Madonna,
Alek Keshishian
(1991)

The Pervert's
Guide To
Cinema,
Sophie Fiennes
(2006)

London Orbital,
Chris Petit
(2002)

Metallica: Some
Kind of Monster,
Jo Berlinger
(2004)

Roman Polanski:
Wanted and Desired,
Marina Zenovich
(2008)

In The Mirror of
Maya Deren,
Martina Kudlácek
(2002)

Jack Smith: The
Destruction of
Atlantis,
Mary Jordon
(2006)

Tender Fictions,
Barbara Hammer
(1995)

San Soleil,
Chris Marker
(1983)


Man With The
Movie Camera,
Dziga Vertov
(1929)

The Thin Blue
Line,
Errol Morris
(1988)

People on
Sunday,
Robert Siodmak
(1930)

Klaus Kinski:
My Best Friend,
Werner Herzog
(1999)

F For Fake,
Orson Welles
(1975)

Matthew Barney: No Restraint, Allison Chernick
(2006)

The Gleaners
and I,
Agnes Varda
(2000)

Le Quattro
Volte,
Michelangelo Frammartino
(2010)

Way of
The Morris,
Tim Plester
(2011)

Lyrical Nitrate,
Peter Delpeut
(1991)

Friday, 10 August 2012

Hypothetical Top Forty

In light of the BFI and Sight and Sounds recent "top films of all time" poll, I thought I'd throw in my own list, but I couldn't narrow it down to a top 10, or in fact a top 20, or top 30 so here is my very greedy top 40 films. There is no Citizen Kane, Jean Vigo, Jean Renoir, Carl Theodor Dreyer nor any Nouvelle Vague films in this list, apologies cinephiles. In no particular order:



Don't Look Now,
Nicolas Roeg
1973

The Red Desert,
Michelangelo Antonioni
1964

W R:
Mysteries of The Organism,
Dušan Makavejev
1971

Persona,
Ingmar Bergman
1966

The Philadelphia Story,
George Cukor
1940

Rosemary's Baby,
Roman Polanski
1968

Desperately Seeking Susan,
Susan Seidelman
1985

Liquid Sky,
Slava Tsukerman
1982

Eyes Without a Face,
George Franju
1960

Alien,
Ridley Scott
1979

The Innocents,
Jack Clayton
1961

The Wicker Man,
Robin Hardy
1973

Daises,
Věra Chytilová
1966

Naked,
Mike Leigh
1993

Valeria and Her Week of Wonders,
Jaromil Jireš
1970

Asphalt,
Joe May
1929

Carnival of Souls,
Herk Harvey
1962

Onibaba,
Kaneto Shindo
1964

Stalker,
Andrei Tarkovsky
1979

Peeping Tom,
Michael Powell
1960

Morvern Callar,
Lynne Ramsay
2002

Rear Window,
Alfred Hitchcock
1954 

Nosferatu:
Phantom der Nacht,
Werner Herzog
1979

The Company of Wolves,
Neil Jordan
1984

The Red Shoes,
Powell and Pressburger
1948

A Taste of Honey,
Tony Richardson
1961

The Terminator,
James Cameron
1984

The Haunting,
Robert Wise
1963

Freak Orlando,
Ulrika Ottinger
1981

Rebecca,
Alfred Hitchcock
1940


The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,
Robert Wiene
1920

Dead Ringers,
David Cronenberg
1988

Spirit of the Beehive,
Victor Erice
1973

Black Narcissus,
Powell and Pressburger
1947

Blade Runner,
Ridley Scott
1982

Doctor Zhivago,
David Lean
1965

Fahrenheit 451,
François Truffaut
1966

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant,
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
1972

Funny Girl,
William Wyler
1968

Dawn of the Dead,
George A. Romero
1978