I finally developed some film that I've been sitting on for almost a year. The two panoramic shots at the top of the page are my favorite from this little excursion, but I've attached a few more shots from the roll as well at the bottom of the page. I love this little Nikon Point… Continue reading Field Work: Panorama Mode
Legend has it that Miami Vice was born when the President of NBC, whom I (unfairly and probably incorrectly) like to imagine deep in the throes of a head-spinning fugue state around 11:30 in the morning on day 3 of a coke binge in the summer of 1984, scrawled the words “MTV Cops” on… Continue reading Discount Movie Review: Thoughtless Violence in Hell’s Kitchen
Straight Outta Compton is a film obsessed with its own history, as though viewers are listening to a deep conversation between Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and their own reflections in the bathroom mirror about where they’ve been and how they got there. But what is their argument?
Dope captures the fracturing of the twentieth-century’s colonial order better than any film in recent memory. No, really.
This, then, is the wage of postmodern capital: a wholly predictable haunted house, a ham-fisted and cynical rumination on mortality mediated by basic cable spiritualism, and an open door for the next commodity in the series to enter the pop culture milieu.