Michael Woods' London Review of Books piece on Vincente Minnelli's The Bad and the Beautiful led me to this clip. Woods describes it as "the one truly terrible moment" in the film, and he's right. The scene is labored and campy (Elaine Stewart's acting as "that low woman Lila" is awful) but -- but!
Bookmark: 'Love Me Back' examines a life of self loathing
NEW YORK — Marie, the self-loathing protagonist of Merritt Tierce’s autobiographical debut novel, “Love Me Back,” hurts herself as a way of life. She cuts and burns her body. She drinks and drugs, passes out and wakes up to do the same all over again. Mostly she floats through a series of anesthetizing sexual encounters: with friends, with colleagues, with strangers.
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20,000 Days on Earth - film review: Nick Cave's self-loathing is tempered with wryness
A successful, blatantly arty attempt to re-jig the rock-doc formula sees Nick Cave talking us through a day in his life, chatting to friends (Ray Winstone and Kylie Minogue), members of his band, a psychoanalyst and his cute twin boys. It’s all very stage-managed (the directors, Ian Forsyth and Jane Pollard, are friends of Cave) and one wouldn’t want it to set a precedent. If Mick Jagger ...
Freelance Friday: Small Market Team, Big Market Self-Loathing
Freelance Friday is a project that lets us share our platform with the multitude of talented writers and basketball analysts who aren’t part of our regular staff of contributors. As part of that series we’re proud to present this guest post from Andrew ...