God’s Lonely Men

Travis Bickle of TAXI DRIVER, a ticking time bomb. So, I have become slightly immersed in an Internet phenomenon concerned with ''literally me'' characters, or ''sigma'' males, an androcentric subculture focused on lonely, unstable, psychopathic men in cinema and television. The main cinematic touchstones are Taxi Driver, Fight Club, American Psycho, Drive, Nightcrawler, Blade Runner … Continue reading God’s Lonely Men

Jean-Luc Godard, 1930 — 2022

The late French filmmaker perusing a copy of Marvin E. Gettleman's VIETNAM, HISTORY, DOCUMENTS, AND OPINIONS ON A MAJOR WORLD CRISIS (1966) I, regrettably, have only seen a handful of Jean-Luc Godard's films, but I have always respected his place in cinema; although, one of his later films was terrible enough to make it onto … Continue reading Jean-Luc Godard, 1930 — 2022

The Macabre Art of Alison Mackenzie

Untitled.  Alison Mackenzie is an Inverness-based artist and illustrator whose main work is, I think, commissions for local theatre; but she has chosen to work in a florid, Gothic, grotesque style, inspired primarily by Guillermo del Toro, that connoisseurs of the macabre and wyrd should find much to savour in. With work partaking on Kafka … Continue reading The Macabre Art of Alison Mackenzie

The Art of Robert Powell

Another Scots artist who rejects naturalism in favour of an aesthetic dedicated to the imaginative, strange, and unique, Robert Powell is an Edinburgh artist whose art is ''interested in encyclopaedic and organisational forms, in representations of reality whose straining after universality is constantly subverted as they are enmeshed in a web of cultural and personal … Continue reading The Art of Robert Powell