There’s a pleasant, old-fashioned feel to Alpha.
The latest edition of Scout Tafoya’s “The Unloved” video essay series focuses on David Cronenberg’s 1996 film “Crash,” as based on the novel by J.G. Ballard. Controversial since its Cannes premiere, the James Spader and Holly Hunter film about the eroticism of car crashes is framed by Tafoya as “a feature length incantation … urging us to allow each wicked sight the potential to change us.” As this “perfect instrument of upset and provocation” takes viewers on its unforgettable, taboo ride, Tafoya assures us that “If you’re still in your chair, then you’re in Cronenberg’s passenger seat.”
This message came to me from a reader named Peter Svensland. He and a fr...
A tribute to the Queen of Soul.
Having once made the statement above, I have declined all opportunities to ...
An essay about Alien 3, as excerpted from the latest edition of the online magazine Bright Wall/Dark Room.