Between

Good philosophy for an extreme season.

The Memory Police

In Yōko Ogawa’s fable, the residents of an unnamed island suffer the ritual disappearance of objects big and small. Flowers. Lemons. Perfume. Calendars.

Melancholy and Prophecy

Six days after watching Melancholia, I cannot shake the airless world of this film that lives in the eerie twilight between calamity and silence.

Red Neon and Broken Clocks

Bi Gan’s Long Day’s Journey into Night is the best film I’ve seen in years.

Mono No Aware

Ghosts in the machine, glitches in the sublime, and rain-streaked neon. Watching Blade Runner 2049 felt like returning to church.

Decree #1 on the Democratization of Art

A manifesto written by Mayakovsky, Kamensky, and Burlluk on March 15, 1918.