“I don’t wanna quit, I just wanna be in control of it” – Becky Something, Her Smell (2018) Some movies challenge you. Difficult to watch, grappling with heady or uncomfortable themes or ideas, or just straight-up disorienting as the stupid camera swirls around like you’re on the Gravitron […]
Absolute Beginners first crossed my radar last week when a friend showed me a clip of David Bowie dancing on a typewriter. “Big deal,” scoffed I, a connoisseur of Indian cinema. “Merchant and Ivory did that with Hindi superstars ages ago.”* Discovering that David Bowie could tap dance […]
Our friends at the Feminine Critique podcast watch Toshio Matsumoto’s Funeral Parade of Roses (1969) and Macoto Tezuka’s The Legend of the Stardust Brothers (1985). “There will be rock zombies!” Listen here.
At LitHub, Summer Brennan writes about Meat Loaf and “I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That).” “When I saw Meat Loaf’s iconic “I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” for the first time on MTV, I had just finished eighth […]
Amanda Diebert writes about Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill. “See, when I heard Alanis at 12 I had to sneak it because I wasn’t allowed to listen to secular music, just like I wasn’t allowed to express anger or rage, just like I wasn’t able to speak about […]
This week’s Guest Star is Nick Hanover. He’s covering for Carol Borden, who is definitely a perfectly normal human being and is unavailable to post this week for perfectly normal human reasons. ~~~ As a twelve year old boy living in the suburban swamps of Houston, Texas, the […]