Beau-père (1981)

Music as Sex Nabokov’s “Lolita” is a milestone in literature — the narrator is obsessed to the point where anything he says is at least synthesised out of that obsession and at worse fabricated. It is only about sex in so far as giving a focus to the obsession of being. Here we have a… Continue reading Beau-père (1981)

Absurd (1981)

Absurd… Blood Blood is reproducing at three times normal. The rather amazing influence of Jess Franco has tempted me to dive into similar eurotrash in search of interesting tidbits. The story this time out is as flat as its presentation: some sort of Frankenstein experiment has created a monster. Several sadistic killings later he is… Continue reading Absurd (1981)

Aunt Peg’s Fulfillment (1981)

Unfulfilling Classic porn, the kind celebrated in “Boogie Nights,” cannot be avoided if you are serious about studying film. An amazing number of these, mostly from the 70s, have pretty cleverly engineered contexts. It is completely different than the porn of today, where there is no attempt at story. Often, those old films stretched for… Continue reading Aunt Peg’s Fulfillment (1981)