The Male-Inspired Lesbian Orgasm

  BELOW HER MOUTH April Mullen, 2016 Below Her Mouth was marketed as “a lesbian movie that finally has the female gaze.” And then there’s Erika Linder as one of the lead characters. I was excited to watch the film because of its alleged female gaze and the androgynous beauty of Miss Linder. Unexpectedly, my […]

Beauty and the Boy

        MALENA Giuseppe Tornatore, 2000 She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that’s best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes: Thus mellow’d to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies.– Lord Byron, She Walks in Beauty Filmmaker […]

Baby, I Was *Porn* This Way

  WARNING: This post contains sexually explicit material. You must be at least 18 years old (21 years in some jurisdictions) to read this… blah blah blah… and all those legal bullsh*t porn disclaimers, which are not implemented at all. In short, please don’t read any further if you are not comfortable discussing hardcore pornography. Ah… […]

Top 13 Favorite Title Sequences

Title sequence is that part of a movie (or TV show) wherein the title and key cast and production members are listed, often incorporating creative visuals and compelling music. Most title sequences aim to set the mood of a film. Some title sequences come before or after a prologue, while some serve as the prologue […]

An Appointment with One’s Dirty Mind

FREAK Ryan Staake, 2014 Human sexuality has always been a selling point in any medium — may it be television, cinema, music, literature. Sex sells. Admit it or not, majority of the human race are racy creatures. Filmmaker Ryan Staake knows this. That’s why he came up with a naughty music video for Freak, a […]

Fave Movie Posters: The Yakuza

If The Godfather is to mafia, The Yakuza is to, well, yakuza. The ’70s saw the rebirth of gangster movies. (Thanks, Corleone.) Among the best ones included Sydney Pollack’s The Yakuza. This Robert Mitchum-starrer tells the lifelong friendship between two men, Harry Kilmer (Mitchum) and Ken Tanaka (Ken Takakura). Both men love the same woman […]

Dancing Towards Emptiness

WIDE OPEN Dom&Nic, 2016 Along with other ’90s techno badass such as Fatboy Slim, Groove Armada, and The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers are the pioneers of the big beat genre. (Dig Your Own Hole is probably one of the greatest albums in music’s history.) Infusing raw bassline with exhilarating electro beats, The Chemical Brothers offer […]