They tried to kick me off the flight. Upon presenting my documents at the gate to Shanghai, the employee asked where my Chinese visa was. I don’t need one, because I’ll be using the 6-day visa free stay in Shanghai and its neighboring Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. That didn’t fly with the flight operator. They were adamant no one lands in China without a visa and asked me to step aside from the queue. (more…)June 7, 2018 Leave your thoughts
May 25, 2018 Leave your thoughts
Fan poster for Michelangelo Antonioni’s La notte (1961)
April 26, 2018 Leave your thoughts
Fan poster for Enrica Antonioni’s documentary To Make a Film Is to Be Alive, about the making of Michelangelo Antonioni’s final film Beyond the Clouds (1995). (more…)
March 31, 2018 Leave your thoughts
“All special effects must serve the story”, says Spielberg, and goes on to worship the story’s king: character. They are such a big part of storytelling, each one of them here is doubled with an avatar. Avatars help them break free of reality’s shackles and become true to their dreams. (more…)
(more…) January 12, 2018 Leave your thoughts
A supercut of endings of films about atrocities.
December 18, 2017 2
Consumerists dream of bio-mechanical enhancements, while free spirits are commodified by the corporate machine.