Monthly Archives: April 2015

Domina Catherine Robbe-Grillet

The Ceremony (2014) is a documentary film directed by Lina Mannheimer which examines Catherine Robbe-Grilletnity (as dominatrix organizing ‘ceremonies’).

Catherine Robbe-Grillet (born 1930) is a French actress, photographer and writer best-known for her sadomasochistic novel L’Image.

For those of you who speak French, here is an interesting interview with Catherine when she published Alain (2012), a book on her marriage to her husband, Alain Robbe-Grillet, which lasted more than 50 years.

I never knew ‘Black Swan’ was a ‘body horror’ film

Above: Natalie Portman (as Nina) pulls a feather out of her shoulder.

Black Swan (2010) is a psychological thriller directed by Darren Aronofsky featuring body horror scenes (self-injury, Nina growing feathers) and an unreliable narrator.

It is World Cinema Classic #225.

P.S. The black swan is also a trope in philosophy.

‘Into the Wild’ is World Cinema Classic #224

Into the Wild is a 2007 American biographical drama survival film written and directed by Sean Penn, based on the travels of Christopher McCandless across North America and his life spent in the Alaskan wilderness in the early 1990s.

Depending on who you ask, Christopher McCandless was a Thoreau-like ‘back to nature!‘ hero or a simple-minded romantic.

See World Cinema Classics.