Kiss Me Deadly

Robert Bierman, 1989

Have you ever had a moment of unexplainable emptiness? You sure have. That feeling of nothing. Ah. Don't we just hate that? We keep on doings things on a daily basis. We wake up, go to work, hang out with friends, etc. We do all these for what? For money? For love? For the future? For what, exactly?


Ambition as a Recipe for Self-Destruction

Brian De Palma, 1983

We all have ambition. (Well, maybe some of us don't, but most of us do.) It is so powerful that it can either make or break us. In Brian De Palma's crime thriller, Scarface, he shows us how ambition can lead to self-destruction.


Television: As Seen by Pedro Almodóvar

As a way of passing time, most people like to sit in front of the television. They enjoy viewing things that can be entertaining or informative (or both at the same time). Watching TV is like taking a road trip minus the car. Just press your remote control and you can see things of different sceneries: dramatic, comedic, creepy, action-packed, etc.

There are two kinds of television: the useful one and the useless one. The useful one feeds our mind with insightful thoughts, while the useless one eats our time by parading a bunch of bullsh*t (e.g., celebrity gossips, "reality" shows).

Acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar mostly sees television as the useless one. Take note of how he presented the tube in two of his films:

Songs for "The Main Event"

All right. A few weeks ago I listed down some "aphrodisiac songs." Now I listed down the songs that are best played while, you know, making love.

Takuya Kimura and Faye Wong in 2046.

1. ANGEL – Massive Attack

Sexiest Lines:

You are my angel
Come from way above
To wake me up


Songs to Turn You On

For a sense of variety, I decided to write something that is not so related to cinema: a music playlist. I listed down 20 songs that can set the mood for some love makin'.

A scene from Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love

I also quoted some lines which I think has the power to turn you on. (First song listed is my most recommended aphrodisiac. The rest, in alphabetical order.)


A Soldier Woman

Lesli Linka Glatter, 2012

Being a soldier is one thing. Being a soldier in combat is another thing. Being a female soldier in combat is something — something very difficult to deal with.

Late last year, WIGS produced a web series called Lauren. It's about a young soldier, Lauren Weil, who was raped by her fellow soldiers. Lauren decided to stand up and seek justice for what happened to her. But will she ever find the kind of justice that she's looking for?

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