“Tony Kushner’s Communist Turducken”: I watch “The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures”

for AmCon: My heart is by dejection, clay And by self-murder, red.–John Donne, “A Litany”Gus’s heart is Red, all right. He’s a 72-year-old Communist Party member, former longshoreman, and union organizer; he’s already tried to kill himself once, and has called his children together to explain his new plan: Sell their Brooklyn brownstone, split the proceeds among the kids, then finish himself off. Tony Kushner’s “The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key t … [Read more...]

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Tove Jansson’s “Alice in Wonderland”

EDITED: I can't show you the pictures for copyright reasons, but please, CLICK HERE!!! You owe it to yourself. … [Read more...]

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Working at the Disco: I Watch “The Last Days of Disco”

For the first half of this movie I was not totally sold on it--despite its setting in "The Very Early '80s" and its discussions of group socializing vs. "ferocious pairing off" and the Robert Sean Leonard of it all. "It's fun enough, but it's no Damsels in Distress," I thought.By the end I was so fascinated and pleased that I wanted to rewatch it immediately. I listened to the commentary track, which I rarely do with Netflix dvds because I am greedy and want my next one as fast as possible. … [Read more...]

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Calamityware: For When Life Dishes It Out

Blue-china dishes with images of...sea monsters, flying monkeys, and UFO attack! Via Ratty. … [Read more...]

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“QUIZ: Modernist Church or Communist Building?”

Ooh, this is gonna sting. Via the Rattus. … [Read more...]

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“Rolling Down to Old Maui”: The Dreadnoughts

Somewhere in my skull there's a room where this is always playing: … [Read more...]

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Like That Scene in “Love and Rockets” Where They’re All Slapping That Woman: I watch “He Who Gets Slapped”

A silent movie in which Lon Chaney, Sr plays a scientist whose work is stolen by an evil Baron who's also seducing his wife. Due to the public humiliation he becomes a clown (yes) who goes by the nom de cirque "He Who Gets Slapped." You can guess what his routine is like. After many years of reenacting his public disgrace for the entertainment of the crowd, he may have a new chance to love and hope--but will his heart be broken yet again?I saw this at AFI, where the music was done by the … [Read more...]

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