How Interesting? DAMN Interesting!

Finals are drawing near and a perfect storm of academics are crashing down on us. If you need a little stimulation outside of a textbook, you’ve come to the right place. This week in the Digital Domain is a per...

Stories of the South

“Presently the discourse fell upon 'feuds,' for in no part of the South has the vendetta flourished more briskly, or held out longer between warring families, than in this particular region.” -Mark Twain, Life...

Mishima and the Glory of Suicide

"I was very enamored with suicidal glory. Christianity is a blood cult and it glorifies suicidal sacrifice," said director Paul Schrader, explaining the origins of Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters late Friday n...

African Film Fest 2008

A children’s cartoon, an avant-garde sci-fi spoof, and a surreal courtroom drama are the three most unique films of the C-U African Film Festival. Yet, they all share an underlying crisis – be it that of a vill...

Director spotlight: Richard Linklater

In the 1980s, Richard Linklater dropped out of college, worked on an oil rig and saved enough money to buy a Super-8 camera. He settled in Austin, Texas, began making experimental films and helped inspire the i...

A mind that flies free

Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor of Elle magazine, a journalist, an author, and a Parisian socialite. In 1995, when 43 years old, he was paralyzed by a stroke. All he could do was blink his left eye, grunt, ...

Portrait of an artist

The Mystery of Picasso (1956) There is Picasso, puffing a cigarette in a dim studio, his old bald head glistening. He stands up, wearing only shorts, sandals, and a shirt that he will soon remove. The canva...
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Showing at Tournees

Paris, je t'aime Paris je t'aime is a series of 18 different vignettes struggling with the recurrent theme of love and all the trials and tribulations surrounding it. Although the film proceeds at a fast pace ...

In the Realm of the Senses (1976)

Slavoj Zizek calls Nagisa Oshima’s In the Realm of the Senses an icon of “the passion of the real.” It is an explicit retelling of the story of Sada Abe, a Japanese prostitute who, in 1936, strangled her lover ...