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Nov 252014
 



Just back from India. I had the most amazing dysentery.
– A young woman in The Great Beauty

How do you describe something for which there’s no frame of reference in the cinematic universe.

I watched the 2013 Italian film The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza) the other night.

Bulging eyes, dropping jaws, utter rapture!

Never have I felt so fulfilled. Not even when impaled on the sword of lust has such an electric thrill coursed through me. ;)

The Great Beauty is everything I long for in a movie (but alas seldom get) – Novelty, bewitching visual appeal, terrific writing, insights into human behavior, top-class music, unpredictable and, above all, remarkable acting.

Co-written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino, the movie follows 65-year-old journalist Jep Gambardella as he goes about Rome partying, meeting pretty girls and old friends, walking on quiet streets and occasionally interviewing artistes.

An easy going charming fellow, Jep’s claim to fame rests on an award winning book, The Human Apparatus, he authored four decades earlier.

Endless Highs

Art, religion, youth, beauty, sex, lust, love, bizarre stuff, despair, daily pettiness, regret, mortality and what have you make their appearances and exits, all with a grandeur rarely seen on the screen. Continue reading »

Oct 312014
 

Think of our newscast as a screaming woman running down the street with her throat cut.
– TV station News director Nina (Rene Russo) to Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) in Nightcrawler

Don’t you dare count me among the surprised when Jake Gyllenhaal has his hands full with trophies during the coming awards season for a superb performance in Nightcrawler.

I’ve seen a whole bunch of Gyllenhaal films including the Oscar winning Brokeback Mountain (where our man played a gay cowboy and for which he got the Best Supporting Actor nomination) but I think Nightcrawler is his best performance in a lead role.

A remarkable portrayal of a chilling character!

Night Thriller

Made on a modest budget of $8 million, Nightcrawler is anything but a crawler.

Call it a dark, night-thriller and you’d be right on the money!

The film is a fast-paced, crisply written account of ‘nightcrawler’ Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) racing wildly, dangerously on the nocturnal streets of Los Angeles to capture graphic video footage of murders, home invasions, fires, car-jackings, horrific accidents and other bloody scenes to be sold to local TV stations.

And if the victim is a White middle-class or upper class person living in the suburbs, all the better from the TV station point of view (White Americans live in mortal dread of crime creeping into and sullying their cosy, pristine suburban White neighborhoods). Continue reading »

Oct 302014
 

I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.
– Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Being GayApple CEO Tim Cook – Yippee, God made Me Gay
(Image courtesy: Business Insider)

Being rich and famous brings one undeniable advantage.

You can not only get away with drooling out the most nonsensical statements but fawning putzheads will applaud seeing courage and wisdom in your drivel.

Take Apple CEO Tim Cook for instance.

The man is all over the news today because he’s just proclaimed that being a cocksucker is God’s greatest gift.

Now there’s absolutely nothing wrong or immoral in being a cocksucker or delight in getting fucked in the fanny (I happen to believe homosexuality is more a genetic, pre-determined affair than a matter of individual choice).

Your anterior and posterior orifices, body appendages and openings are yours to do with what thrills you the most.

But the twaddle that cock-sucking is God’s greatest blessing can come only from a dickhead.

God has absolutely nothing to do with your passion to blow your partner, rim him, take his schlong up your backside or shove yours up his Hershey-hole. Merely your raging hormones at play.

It’s bad enough that billions of Earthlings continue to cling to the ridiculous fiction of God’s existence in the face of rampant injustice.

But for a public figure like Tim Cook to add cocksucking and assfucking to the asinine catalog of God’s “greatest” blessings is insane.

Why rely on the crutch of a non-existent God to defend your different sexual orientation. Beats me.

What next?

Nuclear weapons are God’s greatest gift to humans?

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Oct 242014
 

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Oct 172014
 

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Oct 172014
 
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Your infinite fascination for all things Apple matches mine. Alas, your time is finite. So which Apple blog should you spend more time on for the latest news, reviews and how-tos of Macs, iPhones and iPads. To gauge the popularity of the major Apple blogs, I took a dekko at Alexa rankings (not perfect but […]