Culture and society shape our human inclinations but cannot change them

“Swept away” makes you think whether this is what everyone secretly dreams about. “Swept away” shows that when your world changes or becomes smaller, choices become limited, perceptions change, and power and control shift as you lose the societal bearings which have guided you your whole life. The film shows that behind the stage of society, people are ruled by natural instincts and their need … Continue reading Culture and society shape our human inclinations but cannot change them

“The little prince”: The dangers of adulthood and generic experience

To not lose sight one must remain a child

“The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is one of those children’s books (as all the good ones are) which must be re-read throughout life. As the prince reminds each character he runs into, so the book itself reminds you that the price of growing up is blindness. Continue reading "“The little prince”: The dangers of adulthood and generic experience"

Lorde – Summer is the teenage season

..and Lorde is one cool teenager I have to admit that listening to Lorde makes me feel like a teen but that is not necessarily a bad thing. It is rare that someone her age can be so original, unafraid, and confident in her talent. I think that with age, she will become unreachable. This is to hoping that she doesn’t lose herself. I love … Continue reading Lorde – Summer is the teenage season

Fall in love with Wong Kar-Wai

“I cried not because the movie was sad, but because I’m just so happy to love a movie this much” – Quentin Tarantino “Chungking Express” is yet another one of Wong Kar-Wai’s fantastic films. This is a big statement for me but I will make it: He is my favorite director. His films are stylistic and colorful. The music is unforgettable and inseparable from his … Continue reading Fall in love with Wong Kar-Wai

The Dandy by Charles Baudelaire

“Love is the natural occupation of men of leisure.” In honor of the summer season and its inherent excess, – as well as taking cue from the protagonist of “La Grande Bellezza” – I’m presenting Charles Baudelaire’s definition of the quintessential pleasure-seeking, intellectual socialite, i.e. the dandy. If I speak of love in the context of dandyism, the reason is that love is the natural … Continue reading The Dandy by Charles Baudelaire