In a Fuck You kind of response to his detractors, Bailey writes in the apology “If I were grading the arguments I have seen against what occurred, most would earn an ‘F.’”
College is typically a godless environment, filled with booze, drugs, and people having sex indiscriminately. But apparently there is a contingency of serious Christians attending mainstream colleges and universities – and not only that, they’re involved in Greek life, which is normally seen as a haven for Animal House style debauchery.
Boonmee won the Palm d’Or at the latest Cannes film festival, and like Weerasethakul’s other films, is widely acclaimed by critics. It is yet another cerebral, enigmatic masterpiece by one of the world’s best filmmakers working today, and it is surely the movie to go out and see right now.
In an event that recalls the Sex Education scene in Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, on Feb 21, after sitting through a class on Human Sexuality, about 100 Northwestern students stuck around in the auditorium and watched a woman cream.
Feeling completely satisfied with your love life is something that is rare and difficult to attain, and I’m not sure if anyone really does attain it. Perhaps happily married couples, or sociopaths. It seems like, more often than not – especially in the turbulent twenty-something stage of life – you are perpetually at least vaguely dissatisfied with your love life, if not fed up with it or totaled depressed about it.
At the recent annual AAAS conference this past February, one topic was the relationship between oral sex and oral cancer. Researchers brought to light some startling and distressing news for those of us who like to go downstairs while we are going at it: oral sex has actually replaced smoking as the leading cause of oral cancer.
So in the same way that George Lucas and Steven Spielberg are evil, so is Tarantino. Pulp Fiction is undoubtedly a masterpiece for its writing, its film buff intertextuality, and New Wave like innovations. But after making 100 million dollars, the world of independent cinema became a lot less independent, and it continues to be that way today.
Upon first viewing, it’s a little difficult to believe that this video for Laibach’s cover of the Opus song “Life is Life” actually played on MTV, and is not in reality some elaborate piece of sketch comedy by some unknown comedians of the ’80s. The band plays it so straight and there’s so much pomp and bombast, that we all feel the power but maybe we’re all glad when it’s over, too.
After I saw the new Mexican film We Are What We Are by Jorge Michel Grau, I left the IFC Center in a state of excitement. Sometimes a films comes along that just completely baffles me, and I think, what the hell was really going on? It’s almost as if I’m in a state of disbelief – this movie just passed before my eyes? Someone made that?
In the course cinema history, a few films end on a truly ridiculous note. These endings fly in the face of convention, and whether or not they actually resolve anything or do what an ending should do, they are just so over the top that we have to appreciate them.