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We Need to Talk about Armenians

We Need to Talk about Kevin is a 2011 film adapted from Leonel Shriver’s 2003 novel of the same name. The film stars John C. Riley, Ezra Miller and my perennial fashion favorite, Tilda Swinton. In the movie/book, Kevin (Ezra

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We Need to Talk about Armenians

We Need to Talk about Kevin is a 2011 film adapted from Leonel Shriver’s 2003 novel of the same name. The film stars John C. Riley, Ezra Miller and my perennial fashion favorite, Tilda Swinton. In the movie/book, Kevin (Ezra

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The Girl who Made it into Stieg Larsson’s Spank Bank

In the film version of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, protagonist Lisbeth Salander endures a brutal anal rape for her allowance then returns for cosmic justice. (In real life, the actress who plays Salander, Rooney Mara, apparently endured a nipple

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The Girl who Made it into Stieg Larsson’s Spank Bank

In the film version of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, protagonist Lisbeth Salander endures a brutal anal rape for her allowance then returns for cosmic justice. (In real life, the actress who plays Salander, Rooney Mara, apparently endured a nipple

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Pasolini is Me, Accattone You’ll Be

It’s been a while, but between doing grad school stuff and doing other grad school stuff, I managed to contribute this piece to the August 2011 issue of Artwrit. The essay explores the framing of class conflict through the aesthetics

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Pasolini is Me, Accattone You’ll Be

It’s been a while, but between doing grad school stuff and doing other grad school stuff, I managed to contribute this piece to the August 2011 issue of Artwrit. The essay explores the framing of class conflict through the aesthetics

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New Iranian Film Posters

I thought it was only Bollywood, but apparently the entire East subsists on repurposed celluloid pulp from second-tier Western film productions. Remember when Iran had a subversive, experimental film canon comparable only to that of Italy? Yeah, me neither. In

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New Iranian Film Posters

I thought it was only Bollywood, but apparently the entire East subsists on repurposed celluloid pulp from second-tier Western film productions. Remember when Iran had a subversive, experimental film canon comparable only to that of Italy? Yeah, me neither. In

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I Will See You in Far Off Places

What’s modernity without nostalgia? And speaking of nostalgia, nothing makes me quite as smugly, ineffectually hot for the homeland as the films of Soviet Armenian director Sergei Parajanov (1924-1990). Parajanov’s cinematography is more than just dream sequences and archetypes—it’s a

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I Will See You in Far Off Places

What’s modernity without nostalgia? And speaking of nostalgia, nothing makes me quite as smugly, ineffectually hot for the homeland as the films of Soviet Armenian director Sergei Parajanov (1924-1990). Parajanov’s cinematography is more than just dream sequences and archetypes—it’s a