Duran Duran’s New Moon on Monday played from the black boom box creekside. The beat echoed around the short banks of the large swimming hole. Heads back, fingers skipped over the water like gulls’ feet, we floated on used tire tubes in silence listening to the tunes. The brief occasional exchanges between us went silent when the surroundings began to change. Isolated above us, the sun disappeared into an ashen ink blot in the sky. Like a volcanic mud pool, […]
Movie: The Wandering Earth – A brilliant, expressive visual fest replete with all kind of odes to American science fiction. I was dubious of the science and went in search of the critiques; two stood out: What Western Media Got Wrong About China’s Blockbuster ‘The Wandering Earth’ and Liu Cixin’s The Wandering Earth Is Now a Striking SF Film on Netflix. Definitely worth the watch if only for the optical orgasm it evokes.
Masturbation and sex were anathemas, especially when we girls broached the topics. We could never talk freely about it with anyone without being condemned—censured to the point of living in ignorance; forever made to dwell in unawareness; stumbling around blindfolded from one room to another, hands outstretched attempting to live in a house built by men that had no clue how to build or maintain or to navigate. Historical romance novels somewhat solved that conundrum; at least, they did for […]
Movie: Hereditary – Terrifying and outstanding in all its complexities. The narrative brilliantly interweaves the dark complexities of psychological character elements and transforms them into actual heightened nightmarish fears and a metaphorical horror story that peels paint off your walls. Ari Aster is someone I plan to put on my ‘must watch all’ list. Toni Collette is outstanding and gives a phenomenal performance on the complexities of the mother/daughter relationships and motherhood in general; her facial expressions alone should earn her an Oscar. […]