Category Archives: Movies / TV

NIGHT PORTER

The Third Reich had disappeared in 1945, but the images of its death camp horrors have gripped the imagination of filmmakers and holocaust survivors beyond the death of Hitler, but in 1974 Italian director Liliana Cavani explored the reincarnated sadomasochistic relationship between a SS officer and her concentration camp sex slave played by Charlotte Rampling. […]

Ventemilla

The 2009 Cannes Film Festival concluded with Austrian director Haneke’s “The White Ribbon” winning the Palme d”Or for yet-another movie about the Nazis. Ten years earlier my old girlfriend Candida Romero asked, “When will that war be over?” Possibly never. ANTICHRIST had been also recognized by the Ecumenical Council as the ‘anti-film’. It was booed […]

GOING SOUTH

Several years ago I watched Charlotte Rampling on the BBC. The actress had been a fantasy of mine after seeing THE NIGHT PORTER and the 60-year-old was promoting her new film by Laurent Cantent’s HEADING SOUTH. This movie featured a rare examination of sex, lust, and lust set in Haiti of the 1970s and Charlotte […]

The End of SIMON OF THE DESERT

“Salvador Dali seduced many ladies, particularly American ladies, but these seductions usually consisted of stripping them naked in his apartment, frying a couple of eggs, putting them on the woman’s shoulders and, without a word, showing them the door.” This quote was uttered by the famed surrealistic film maker Luis Bunuel. He was a renown […]

Pepe Le Moko

An ex-girlfriend from Paris saw this photo and remarked that I resembled the French actor Jean Gabin in PEPE LE MOKO. She wasn’t too far off. But I think it was the hair. I’m sitting in the 169. I wish it was on this wall. Algiers I think.