So me and a friend decided to review all the movies in the top 250 on IMDb. It’s going to be fun. Think in terms of short, no spoiler, movie reviews that are supposed to help you decide if what a great deal of people consider to be the best movies ever made are worth your time.
We’re going to start from #250 and work our way up. One movie per day.
“A tattoo is a true poetic creation, and is always more than meets the eye. As a tattoo is grounded on living skin, so its essence emotes a poignancy unique to the mortal human condition.” — V. Vale
We are born and then we die. And in between we do something that is called living.
But that is not enough.
We need others to know that we have lived.
“I was here.” Continue reading
The avant-garde (/ˌævɒ̃ˈɡɑːrd/); from French, “advance guard” or “vanguard”, literally “fore-guard”) are people or works that are experimental, radical, or unorthodox with respect to art, culture, or society. It may be characterized by nontraditional, aesthetic innovation and initial unacceptability, and it may offer a critique of the relationship between producer and consumer.
Let’s simply define avant-garde as anything different than what’s conventional, because if it were defined similarly to the way the military does it, then after Tristan Tzara every single poet should have started using bits and pieces of newspapers to write their masterpieces. Museums would only showcase dadaism and surrealism.
Chris Guest is a London based Artist.
He creates paintings in a classic figurative tradition, coupled with a contemporary twist, utilising classical drawing and oil painting techniques, learnt at London Fine Arts in Battersea.
He began painting and drawing from a very young age, and first started making money from art aged just 14, drawing portraits of music icons for other pupils at school.
At age 18, Chris began showing his work in galleries in Cornwall, and has since exhibited extensively throughout the UK and the US.
His originals and prints are collected worldwide, and his art has been featured in many magazines, publications and galleries around the globe.
Chris also holds regular painting workshops around the UK and US. Continue reading
Even though sex is the driving force of life (someone once said that it’s hereditary: if your parents didn’t have sex, you won’t either), if you were to go through the books in your house, you’d rarely stumble upon a few pages of erotic fiction. Nabokov, Miller, or maybe Updike, Anaïs Nin or Catherine Millet.
Maybe it’s because erotica is rarely taken seriously by writers, or perhaps intelligent, well-written erotica is more difficult to write than most people would think.
The most important aspect of writing about sex is to go beyond the superficial, and to focus on the aspects that truly matter. Here are some rules on writing erotic fiction: Continue reading
Diaspar is a city inhabited by 20 million people. In Diaspar there are no days and nights, only afternoons. No one sleeps. People are born by a computer that controls absolutely everything, and a life cycle lasts a thousand years. People are young until the day they day.
Diaspar is the last city on Earth that survives the passage of time, a place in which the laws of life and death are not applicable. Continue reading