Bill Badi is a director based in South Africa. I recently had the privilege of interviewing them about their upcoming short film Tiny Apocalpyse. We discussed their process, the beauty in mundanity, and everyday dilemmas that feel apocalyptic.
Michael Sarnoski’s Pig Takes a Look at the Symbiotic Nature Between Ourselves and Nature
Borrowing from equal parts The Revenant, First Reformed, and Taken, 2021’s PIG offers a subversive portrait of an acclaimed chef who chooses to abandon it all to live in the wild with… Read more “Michael Sarnoski’s Pig Takes a Look at the Symbiotic Nature Between Ourselves and Nature”
Hulu’s Dopesick is a disturbing look into Big Pharma’s seduction of the U.S. zeitgeist
CW: Addiction, drug use It had been whispered about years prior to Sarah O’Connor’s 2018 article for The Financial Times regarding her article, “Left behind: can anyone save the… Read more “Hulu’s Dopesick is a disturbing look into Big Pharma’s seduction of the U.S. zeitgeist”
It’s expensive to be poor: Netflix’s limited series MAID offers a stark portrait of poverty in America
According to an October 12th, 2021 Reuter’s article, the IMF (International Monetary Fund) trimmed its global growth forecast from 6.0% to 5.9%, with a 2022 forecast of… Read more “It’s expensive to be poor: Netflix’s limited series MAID offers a stark portrait of poverty in America”
Odette’s Inferno, A Poem Reimagining Henri Georges Clouzot’s Hell
I am to desire a sea of violets, reckoning, vibrancy disrupted and lit on fire.
Bus Stop Proved to Be Marilyn’s Respite from the Overbearing Studio System
023:23 minutes/seconds into Bus Stop, the essence of the film reveals itself to you. If you’re a fan of Marilyn Monroe’s earlier work (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The… Read more “Bus Stop Proved to Be Marilyn’s Respite from the Overbearing Studio System”
Los Angeles’ Child: Marilyn’s History with the City of Angels
“Somewhere between Westward Expansion and before the boom of the talking motion picture, Norma Jeane Mortenson was born.”
Announcing: The Marilyn Monroe Issue
In celebration of her birthday week, we are commemorating the life and work of Marilyn Monroe in our first issue. Considered bombshell, comedienne, intellectual, and larger-than-life, Monroe… Read more “Announcing: The Marilyn Monroe Issue”
Robert Mulligan’s 1963 film, Love with the Proper Stranger, still emits a bold and timeless prescience
Love with the Proper Stranger is a film that doesn’t receive enough recognition. Released in 1963, it stars Natalie Wood as Angie Rossini, a Macy’s salesgirl, and… Read more “Robert Mulligan’s 1963 film, Love with the Proper Stranger, still emits a bold and timeless prescience”
In the Mood for Love: Interiors
I. The building crowned by tangerine light, warmth like the sun juiced out. A brushing shoulder, a moment shared between staying and going. II. Our hands at… Read more “In the Mood for Love: Interiors”
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