When we suffer they get richer.
Cronenberg’s 1983 film uses a paranoid fantasy– that images can control your thoughts– to develop a hallucinatory critique of the power of electronic media. As with every other film he’s made, Cronenberg foregrounds the moist and meaty presence of the human body– in this instance to probe the blurry line that divides matter from ideation. Is the image a virus? Starring James Woods and Debbie Harry, Videodrome engages motifs further elaborated in 1999’s eXistenZ. Enjoy the ultra 80s trailer below!
A short, acerbic article on the 2020 Democratic primary by Matt Taibbi.
Colonialism requires propaganda in order to be justified to those back home.
Judy Woodruff looks like she’s anticipating passing a kidney stone.
Gustave Graef Marino’s Johnny Cien Pesos ticks all the boxes: film culture that contributes to the construction of youth and picks up a popular genre to dramatize the conflicted affect of (post-dictatorship) neoliberalism.