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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion: Book Review
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion was written by Japanese author Yukio Mishima in 1956, a few years after Kinkakuji was burnt down by a …
The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea: Book Review
This is a review of Yukio Mishima's book, The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea. I have never encountered a more sublime writer…
Fear and Loathing in Aspen
A review of Fear and Loathing in Aspen, a drama-documentary which follows Hunter S. Thompson's campaign for the sheriff of Aspen in 1970. It is …
The Fall
“The Fall is a brilliant portrayal of a man who has lost his innocence and glimpsed the emptiness of his life, yet is happy to …
On The Silver Globe
A review of On The Silver Globe by Polish movie director Andrzej Żuławski. Vice called the movie "the best Sci-Fi movie never made". It is …
An eulogy to light
A collection of photos that celebrate how twilight beams fall on buildings in Chelsea and South Kensington…
Orville Peck: Becoming a Legend
Orville Peck – the masked cowboy in glamorous clothes – is a rising country music star. This is a review of his work so far, …
Freak Power: The Ballot or the Bomb
A short review of Freak Power: The Ballot or the Bomb, a documentary that follows Hunter S. Thompson's campaign for the sheriff of Aspen in …
Ce que le jour doit à la nuit
“What the day owes the night”, screened by French director Alexandre Arcady, is based on a story written by Algerian author, Yasmina Khadra. The movie …
La Grande Bellezza
A review of one of the greatest movies ever made, which celebrates the squalor and beauty of human life. La Grande Bellezza is a lesson …
Zdzisław Beksiński
“Meaning is meaningless to me. I do not care for symbolism and I paint what I paint without meditating on a story.” Zdzisław Beksiński (1981)