film note: Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

film note: Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

I already knew that Rustin taught Martin Luther King about non-violence and that he was the principal organizer of the first March on Washington. What I’m happy to be reminded of, as to the latter, was that he did it on 3×5 cards in his back pocket, before computers, before the Internet. He was also a talented singer — a crooner, even — and a prolific essay writer.

film note: Deliverance

film note: Deliverance

This pastoral gothic survival thriller has lost a lot of its power since 1972, because of the parodies and the horror sub-genre it spawned, and well, because it’s so obviously an emasculation fantasy. The action sequences are the least successful to watch twenty years after the first time I saw it, but it’s still creepy and weird and beautiful.

film note: O Fantasma

film note: O Fantasma

This kinky & wicked wet dream within a BDSM fantasy doesn’t have much of a plot but it pulled me along easily with one hilarious erotic vignette after another as a cute, brazenly horny young garbageman in Lisbon tests his limits and the limits of others on the streets and in the toilets.